Fireplaces & Woodstoves

If fireplaces are incorrectly used and maintained, they can be dangerous to the homeowner and could also prevent
a buyer from getting home insurance. All homes with fuel-fired appliances should have both a carbon monoxide
(CO) detector and a smoke detector. This is especially important if the home has a fireplace or woodstove, or both.
If a wood-burning stove or fireplace is not used and maintained correctly, the results can be disastrous and even fatal.

Insight's Certified fireplace inspectors have years of experience in the construction and maintenance of wood burning devices.

Wood Burning Device Inspection

Insight fireplace inspections around Barrie
More and more Insurance & Mortgage companies are making it mandatory to have a wood burning inspection performed before a property purchase. If the property uses a fireplace or wood stove, it is very important to have a Certified inspection done on the wood burning device.

One of the most important things you can do to keep your fireplace or stove in peak condition is to have it inspected and cleaned annually. In addition to this requirement, there are other times when chimney and venting systems should be inspected, such as:
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