Your chimney inspection process should do three things:
2) Provide a format to organize the data and information.
3) Prepares you to create an exceptional customer presentation, whether in person, by email, or Zoom meetings.
The Flue & Hearth Notes™ organizes the items listed in the annex and creates a path to complete a level 1 or Level 2 inspection.
By categorizing the four most common installations seen in the field into specific checklists:
By providing a logical order to the inspection and how it relates to the customer’s installation.
HAND IN HAND APPLICATIONS
Sample of Urban Inspection Language©
One Form Doesn't Fit All Chimneys
Items or question concerning masonry fireplaces are different from those referring to a wood stove connected to a prefabricated chimney (factory built). As an example, masonry fireplaces do not have a connector pipe and wood stove installation do not have smoke chambers. Each form drills down the items (Annex items) to be inspected. A sweep/tech can follow the form answering the yes/no questions quickly, creating an inspection path from the hearth to the top of the chimney cap. Along with service-related items (dimensions) creates an easy to understand format, which is commonly completed within 5-8 minutes.
LEVEL OF INTENSITY: A SMALL FAULT TO MAJOR PROBLEMS
There are certain times when a checklist can answer all the...
TEMPLATES FOR USE WITH THE URBAN INSPECTION LANGUAGE©
to fill in the preset text boxes. For example, Masonry fireplaces template pages: You can use all of them or only the sections that need better documentation, which a narrative report can supply