When inspecting a chimney system it is key to inspect the attic where the flue passes through.

It may be extremely difficult to access for some homes but can be the make or break for preventing a chimney fire.

To show how common clearance issues occur, on just my second inspection today I found where the original firestop was damaged replaced with combustibles right next to the flue system (not to even mention the combustible debris left around from the prior work).

Not much to see from afar.

Combustibles everywhere! 🤦‍♂️

Definitely not a two inch air space clearance to combustibles here…

I hope these blogs are informative and show the potential dangers that need to be inspected and addressed if found. Fire prevention through thorough inspections!