Fireplace Inspections


Thiscourse will discuss statutory regulations concerning fireplace and chimneyinspections, as well as the elements of fireplaces, chimneys, and wood burningstoves. We will discuss the proper methods of construction, installation,maintenance, and safety considerations necessary to enhance a home inspectionand provide an increased level of comfort for your clients.

Thecourse will also discuss various types of fireplaces and chimneys, includingmasonry, prefabricated metal, antique stone rubble, and vintage, as well as thecomponents of these structures. Components generally include the firebox,damper, lintel, hearth, ash dump, smoke chamber, flue, rain cap, and sparkarrestor. The course concentrates on safety features in gas fired fireplaces,fire blocking between floors, and basic tools for these specializedinspections.