15-Point Chimney Inspection

Fireplaces are an enjoyable feature in many Oklahoma homes, but periodic cleaning is important to avoid malfunctions and fires in the chimney.  Frequency of cleaning a chimney can depend on the following factors: usage of fireplace, type of products burned in fireplace, and the age of home/fireplace.A simple call to Sooner Carpet, Chimney Cleaning will help ensure that you or your home does not become a fire statistic. A well-maintained chimney that is given a yearly inspection will reduce the threat of fire. The cost of this service is very affordable and is a basic step in homemaintenance. You will be investing in your most valuable possession and in keeping your family safe.Here is our 15-Point Chimney Inspection.15-Point Chimney Inspection

  1. What year was your home built?
  2. How often do you have a fire during the cold months?
  3. When is the last time you changed the batteries in your smoke detectors?
  4. Do you ever notice smoke escaping from your fireplace when you first start a fire?
  5. Is the Damper difficult to open?
  6. Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector in the home?
  7. Do you ever hear animal noises in your chimney?
  8. Firebox:  All embers removed.  Checked all sides for cracks or loose mortar.
  9. Damper:  Inspected with flashlight for proper opening and closing and checked for rust and cracks.
  10. Smoke Shelf:  Thoroughly Cleaned
  11. Flue:  Cleaned and inspected for creosote.
  12. Chimney Cap:  Checked for damage from storms.  Checked for loose or missing screws
  13. Chimney Flashing:  Checked to see if securely attached.
  14. Chimney Crown:  Checked for cracks or loose mortar
  15. Smoke Detectors:  Operational and batteries (2) changed if over 6 months old.

Call Sooner Chimney Cleaning: Phone: 405-329-8999