CHIMNEY / FIREPLACE UPKEEP
It may not be common in all properties but if your property has a chimney or fireplace, it’s important to ensure it’s swept or cleaned on a regular basis. Ideally, this job should be completed annually. Due to this, a large percentage of properties in use, do not have up-to-date codes of compliance. Would your fireplace pass a “health check” to ensure it’s in working order?
Unfortunately, if your chimney or fireplace is not regularly upkept, you may be eligible for liability insurance if any damage occurs. If in doubt, it’s essential to arrange a chimney sweep or clean and ensure you have a code of compliance in place.