After scheduling an appointment with a Northeastern Masonry & Chimney CSIA certified technician, you probably wonder what needs to be done to ensure your chimney is prepared for inspection. Well, there are a couple of important things to do prior to your appointment that ensures the safety of you, your belongings, and your chimney technician.

Pre-Appointment Tips

The first thing is to make sure that there is an area cleared out of at least six feet around the appliance that is being serviced. This means all furniture, wall hangings, decorations and valuables should be moved out of the service area. This provides the technician plenty of room to set up their equipment. In addition, it ensures nothing falling or tipping over while they work. Lastly, clearing out a work area ensures that your belongs will not break or get dirty.

Protect anyone working on your fireplace by not using it for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. This ensures that there are no hot embers lingering which may potentially burn your service technician. Also, remove any ashes that are in the ashbox before your appointment. This helps keep ash from getting in our technician’s eyes or lungs and reduces the potential for a mess.

Customer Safety and Education

Our service is intended to educate our customers. We want you to know how your chimney works. That’s why we encourage you to ask our CSIA certified technicians any questions you want about your chimney system during your appointment. We especially like to educate on fireplace safety and awareness.

Hopefully these pre-appointment tips give you the peace of mind that you will have your home ready when our chimney technician comes over. If you haven’t already set up an appointment for your annual chimney inspection, please do so today. As the weather cools, our schedule fills quickly. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you.