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Which Level Of Inspection Does Your Chimney Need?

With cooler temperatures upon us, you’ll likely be hosting a gathering or two with loved ones. If you’re gearing up for a busy couple of winter months, then it’s time to ensure your fireplace and chimney are ready. Whether you’re spending the evening with friends and family, or you just want to cozy up alone with a crackling fire. The team at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney is here to help with all of your fireplace needs!

An investment you’ll definitely want to make is a chimney inspection. Our qualified and experienced team is CSIA certified, and we can perform all three levels of inspections. Not sure what level you need? Learn more about what each level offers below, and give us a call today!

One, Two, Or Three?Level Of Chimney Inspection

So, what does each level of inspection entail? Well, the first is the most simple. A lot of fireplace owners do a great job investing in regular care for their system, and this maintenance tends to pay off when the time comes for an annual inspection. In a level one inspection, we’ll examine all readily accessible parts of your fireplace and chimney, checking for signs of damage and build-up along the way.

If you haven’t made any major changes in construction or fuel type in the past year, and if you’ve regularly received care from a certified chimney professional, then you should be good to go with a level one inspection this fall.

A level two inspection includes all the steps of a level one inspection, but we’ll also include a video analysis. With the use of modern equipment, we’re able to snake a camera up your flue. This gives us a thorough, accurate, and in-depth look at the inside of your system. Level two inspections are done when there’s been a big change to the appliance or if there’s been extensive damage due to storms or bad weather. They are also required in the transfer of property such as when you are buying a selling your home.

Finally, there’s the level three inspection. These aren’t needed as regularly and are only done when parts of your fireplace need to be removed in order to find the source of an issue. We do our best to avoid this level of inspections, as it takes extreme measures, but sometimes it’s the only option, if we find that your system is life threatening to your home and family.

Inspections Lead To Safer Fireplace Use

Many people wonder if inspections are really necessary every year. We are here to reassure you that it’s well worth the money and time. By avoiding a yearly inspection, it can lead to big damages that require a lot of extensive repair work and lots of time and money. They also ensure your system is not clogged or other issues. This helps to lower your risk of chimney fires, house fires, carbon monoxide leaks, and more hazards. Contact our crew today – we guarantee fast, efficient results!

By Jake Johnson on November 30th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Important

If there’s one thing that all homeowners take seriously it’s the safety of those living inside of their residence. Whether it’s your significant other, your children, your pet, or just yourself, keeping a home’s inhabitants happy and healthy is important! Well, one easy way to do just that is by having carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout the premises. This simple step could end up making a big difference in the long run!

About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an extremely harmful gas that can be fatal if not addressed right away. Unfortunately, without the help of a carbon monoxide detector, this toxin is basically impossible to detect. It has no odor and it cannot be seen or heard. Thousands are hospitalized throughout the country every single year due to too much exposure.

There are many ways carbon monoxide can enter your home. It is found in the fumes produced from your vehicles, stoves, fireplaces, grills, furnaces, and more! It’s easy for even the most careful homeowner to miss necessary maintenance that can lead to a gas leak, so it’s important to play it as safe as possible!

Don’t put more stress and worry on your loved ones than necessary. Have your detectors put in today!

Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

The symptoms you get from carbon monoxide poisoning are not fun to deal with and, should you notice any signs of exposure in you or a loved one, it’s important to get to a hospital right away. Here are some things to look out for: nausea, dizziness, headaches, chest pains, weakness, and vomiting. Too much carbon monoxide could cause a person to pass out and, if you are sleeping, you may not notice signs until it is too late. That’s another big reason why detectors are so important!

Preventing Carbon Monoxide

If you’re looking to keep carbon monoxide away for good, there are a few precautions you can take. Like we’ve said, installing carbon monoxide detectors is a big step in keeping your home safe! Along with this, it’s important to have your appliances maintained and inspected on a regular basis. In fact, if you have a fireplace inside your home, the CSIA recommends getting at least one inspection done per year!

Luckily, the CSIA certified team at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney can help keep your home more protected year after year. We are trained and qualified to inspect your fireplace, stove, insert, and dryer vents, so you can rest easy knowing your appliances are in the best shape ever!

It’s also important to trust in a professional for any installation jobs you need done. One minor mishap or incorrect placement can lead to lots of trouble and cause harmful gases to vent into your living space. Count on our team to get the job done right. We offer top of the line services all year long! Gain the peace of mind you deserve by working with us today!

By Jake Johnson on February 27th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment