Advantages to Construction Defect Repair

Insufficient Clearances between Fireplaces and Combustible Materials.
Insufficient clearances between fireplaces and combustible materials can be a serious construction defect. The construction, placement, chosen material, and other aspects of fireplaces have to adhere to certain regulations and building codes. These regulations and building codes are in place to look out for the safety of the inhabitants of a building. They can be strict but they do serve a public purpose. Not being compliant with these restrictions can result in a hazardous situation. Insufficient clearances between fireplaces and combustible materials are fire hazards.

Use of Non-Approved Decorative Chimney Terminations.
Use of non-approved decorative chimney terminations is a common problem that many homeowners may have, unbeknownst to them. A construction defect like this may only become evident to a homeowner when there are some obvious issues, such as excessive smoke collection or when products of combustion are venting into the dwelling. If you are having issues with the functioning of your fireplace and chimney you may need to verify that use of non-approved decorative chimney terminations is not the issue.

Non-manufacturer approved accessories installed into fireplace.
Due to the strict requirements and testing process, all manufacturers require that only manufacturer approved parts be used in conjunction with their fireplaces. By using aftermarket glass doors, refractories and other fireplace components that aren’t approved by the original manufacturer, there is a risk of voiding the UL listing and the warranty, creating a liability issue for the person or person(s) providing the services or even for the homeowner.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Burnie Advantage

  • We are the only N.F.I. certified woodburning fireplace specialist in San Diego county.
  • We advise you on fire safety, proper maintenance and habit of use to help make sure your system serves its function to keep your home warm and safe.
  • As chimney sweep professionals, we also check other components of your home's heating system. We look for visible damage, structural design problems, signs of deterioration and check proper clearances for the appliance and venting system.

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