Fireplace Inspections for Residential Homes in New York State

New York Home Inspectors

The importance of fireplace safety in your home should be top of the list. Our home inspectors are trained to conduct thorough inspections of fireplaces in accordance with the regulations and guidelines set forth by New York State. Here’s what our fireplace inspection includes:

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It’s important to note

Our home inspectors are not required to observe and report on the interiors of flues or chimneys, fire screens and doors, automatic fuel feed devices, mantles and fireplace surrounds, combustion make-up air devices, heat distribution assists, or to ignite or extinguish fires. Our inspectors also do not determine draft characteristics or move fireplace inserts, stoves, or firebox contents during the inspection.

Common items involving residential inspections for fireplaces:

  • System Components: Our home inspectors will observe and report on visible and accessible system components of the fireplace, including the firebox, damper, and chimney cap. We will assess their condition and functionality to ensure that they are operating safely and effectively.

  • Chimneys and Vents: We will also observe and report on visible and accessible chimneys and vents. This includes checking for any visible signs of damage or deterioration, such as cracks, loose bricks, or obstructions, that may affect the safe operation of the fireplace.

  • Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances: Our home inspectors will inspect fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances, such as wood-burning stoves or inserts. We will assess their condition, clearance to combustibles, and proper installation to ensure they are operating safely and in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.

  • Chimneys: Additionally, our home inspectors will inspect chimneys, including their construction, condition, and proper clearance to combustibles. We will also check for the presence of a chimney cap, which can help prevent debris, animals, and water from entering the chimney.

  • Fireplace Dampers: We will observe, operate, and report on accessible fireplace dampers. This includes checking for proper operation, condition, and clearance to combustibles to ensure that they are functioning effectively and safely.

New York Home Inspection Services

Take some time to learn what is involved with a home inspection in New York State. Each inspection service is outlined with items required by the state and will give you an understanding of what our certified inspectors will be evaluating.

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Once our inspection is complete, we provide you with a detailed report that includes our findings, along with recommendations for repairs or maintenance, if necessary. Our goal is to arm you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your home.

With our InterNACHI certification, prompt and reliable service, you can trust MB Home Inspections to deliver thorough and professional home inspections in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your home inspection and let us help you make your home buying or selling process smoother and more informed!

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