Chimney & Fireplace Services
Harky's provides chimney & fireplace inspections, sweepings, relining and restoration services.
Chimney Sweeping & Cleaning
Home flooded? Fireplace manufacturers call to replace any fireplace insert or stove that has been exposed to water - whether by flood, hurricane or leak - and should not be used. In addition the fireplace warranty could be void and no longer honored by the manufacturer.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that all chimneys, fireplaces and vents be inspected annually to help provide early detection of problems that could cause fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. It is also recommended to inspect the chimney and venting systems:
1. After any unusual, or sudden occurrence event, such as a chimney fire, lightning strike, or earthquake
2. Prior to purchasing a home with an existing chimney
3. Whenever changes are made to a chimney or vent system, including replacement of connected appliances
4. Prior to major system repairs
Clients should be aware even the most thorough inspection will not reveal all problems or potential issues. Some areas of a chimney simply are not accessible due to construction of the house. The recommended inspection technique will often be based on your comments and concerns; therefore, we encourage you to discuss any specific concerns with your service technician. Our technicians are trained to perform the appropriate level of inspection based upon the use of the chimney and any performance problems or safety concerns using the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 211 as our standard.