How Flue & Hearth Notes helps You, as the Homeowner
We understand that you enjoy your fireplace and rely on your chimney to provide you with hot water, heat, and a working fireplace. Our goal is to provide an inspection process to your chimney sweep to inspect your chimney and, if needed, bring it back to an operational ready condition. Your sweep can educate you on possible problem issues to make informed decisions.
I love my fireplace!
As a homeowner, you make decisions weekly on your home and keep everything operating smoothly. We understand your love for your fireplace. The ambiance of a crackling fire, the warmth it brings, and the dancing flames provide a priceless backdrop for gatherings of family and friends. What a beautiful way to create memories. It is also an ideal place to sit in your favorite chair with your favorite blanket, a glass of wine, and a book to unwind from a stressful day. Watching the flames and absorbing the smells and sounds makes the challenges of the day seem far away. These are the moments we are trying to provide.
Based on codes and standards
We base our Flue & Hearth Notes Inspection Process on the NFPA 211 Standard in the Annex. Codes specify that a chimney should be inspected and cleaned, if needed, annually. Our Flue & Hearth Notes™ Inspection Process is based on these multiple inspection points and provides a comprehensive overall inspection.
Similar to a checklist from your mechanic
There can be as many as 100 inspection points for your fireplace and chimney. Many areas need inspecting to confirm they are in operational ready condition. Our checklists provide an easy to view page outlining the health of your chimney.
You are the decision-maker
Knowing what is in good repair and having control over what may need repairs or future maintenance should be placed in your hands every time a contractor comes to your home. Understanding the defect and any maintenance needed should be easily understood. We provide that for you.
You are the decision-maker
Knowing what is in good repair and having control over what may need repairs or future maintenance should be placed in your hands every time a contractor comes to your home. Understanding the defect and any maintenance needed should be easily understood. We provide that for you
Is your sweep using Flue & Hearth Notes?
Ask your sweep if they use the Flue & Hearth Notes™ Inspection Process. If they don't use it, don't be afraid to ask questions about their inspection, so you understand what they are telling you. After all, it is your home, and your decision can wait until you are comfortable and fully understand the condition of your fireplace and any proposed solutions.