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Once a year
88%
Every 2 years
6%
Every 3 years
3%
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Question: How often should a home chimney be inspected?
Top Answer (88% of 77 votes): Once a year.

Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Conditions can change from 1 yr. to the next.
Safeguard Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Home owners should have there chimney inspected once a year.
Clean Sweep Chimney and Dryer Vent Cleaing
Answer: Every 2 years
Explanation: Depending on use of fire place.
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: It follows the NFPA 211 fire codes
FLUE FLUSHER CHIMNEY SERVICE
Answer: Every 2 years
Explanation: That depends on use. It also depends on what type of wood burning. There are different factors. When in doubt inspect. Safety first.
North State Inspections
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Annual inspections are important to be completed before the fireplaces first use
Gilded Leaf Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: to protect the home and life
A1 mary poppin chimney sweep
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: every year
Apex Appliance & Dryer vent cleaning
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: especially if it is frequently used.
Home Inspection Solutions
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: This can save you problems before it gets out of control.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: if used a lot
American Home & Environmental
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Depending on amount of use.
NH Roof Consulting & Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: depending on use
G M M Property Inspections
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Standard manual service is an annual necessity per CSIA (the Chimney Safety Institute of America), NCSG (the National Chimney Sweep Guild), NFPA (the National Fire Protection Association) and IRC (International Residential Code). This applies to dryer vents (gas & electric), fireplaces (gas & wood) and gas appliance chimney flues (furnace, boiler, water heater chimneys).
SUPERIOR CHIMNEY SERVICES CORPORATION
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Patrick Erb Home Inspection Services Licensed Home Inspection AL # HI3083 HUD # 638 erbhomeservices@gmail.com 205-412-5256 More Information About Me http://erbhomeservices.wix.com/patrickerb www.promatcher.com/ErbHomeServicesInspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94FUNkxZX0&feature=share
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ProMatcher
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: If chimney is being used throughout the year. I recommend once a year chimney inspection.
Straight Street Home & Structural Pest Inspections
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: This will depend on amount of use.
Gate House Watch and Inspection Service
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Every year to prevent unsafe conditions while in use.
Carolina Regional Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Every 2 years
Explanation: Determine the condition of the mortar.
Sharp Roofing
Answer: Every 3 years
Explanation: For sure at transfer of home ownership. And depending on how often the fireplace is used.
USA Home Inspectors
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: I'm guessing. Really not sure.
PuroClean Mitigation/Restoration Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Creosote build up in chimneys is a leading cause of house fires. Having them professionally cleaned each year reduces the chances of a chimney fire.
Axiom Inspections pllc
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Once a year will catch any problems in their early stages.
Home Detectives
Answer: Once a year
Explanation: Every year due to chimney fires
Exterior Systems Roofing
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