A fireplace or hearth is a structure made of brick, stone, or metal designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room. A fire is contained in a firebox or firepit, chimney, or other flue allows exhaust to escape. Therefore, it is necessary to make sure it is safe in the home. As you know, fire can be created by wood, gas, pellets, etc.

14 Point Inspection of Fireplaces

  1. General Condition
  2. Electric\Gas Connections
  3. Gas Leak Test
  4. Lintel (Check Horizontal)
  5. Hearth (16″)
  6. Flue Damper (Does it Work)
  7. Clean-outs (Present)
  8. Gas Valve 4’ from Fire Place
  9. Combustion Outside Air Vent
  10. Chimney
  11. Creosote
  12. Smoke Detector (Working)
  13. CO2 Detector
  14. Flame (2/3 blue, 1/3 yellow) CO2

Horizontal Lintel


Flue Damper


Gas Valve for Inside Fireplace (4’ from opening of fireplace)

Outside Combustion Air Vent


Smoke Detector

CO2 Detector (Carbon Monoxide)