We've been servicing the greater South Shore area and Lower Cape Cod, Massachusetts since 1990. Owners Bill O'Heir and Bob Martin are dedicated specialists with the safety of their client's homes and possessions as their #1 priority. All of our service is in compliance with NFPA National Fire Protection Association 211 standards for chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and solid fuel burning appliances.
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This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary. This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.