Fireplace and Chimney Inspections

Chimneys and fireplaces need attention to upkeep to avoid possible security and fire dangers.


During the fireplace inspection, we will inspect the following:

  • The kind of fireplace (wood-burning, gas-burning, electric, or ethanol-burning)
  • The conditions of the hearth, hearth extensions, and fire chambers
  • The condition and functionality of the damper doors
  • The presence of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Signs of damage or joint separation of the hearth and its extensions
  • Inoperable dampers

Brick House Inspections recommends a fireplace cleaning and evaluation prior to use on all home sales.


A damaged chimney not only hinders adequate ventilation of a fireplace but can also pose serious danger to the residents of a home or commercial property.

Your inspection will comprise of:

  • Chimney outlets
  • Crowns and liners
  • Flue size
  • Flues and liners
  • The material and condition of the cleanout doors and frames
  • Wall protectors or heat shields