Near Somerset, there’s a historical site known as New Brunswick Marconi Station. It was an early radio transmitter facility, built in 1913 and run by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America. During the First World War, international enemies often ruined transatlantic cables, thereby impeding communication between the United States and its European allies. The American Navy confiscated the Marconi Station in 1917 so that it became a way of fixing the communication breach. The site’s operations largely consisted of the New Brunswick Naval Radio Station, which was the main wartime communication link between the United States and Europe.
Fireplace Inspection in Central New Jersey
Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents have several components that must all work together properly to function safely. All appropriate aspects of the flue and chimney should be inspected, and the fireplace or chimney cleaned as required. The visible portion in the home is called the firebox. The firebox is designed to experience a continuously burning fire. The chimney and flue is the portion of the fireplace system that takes the smoke and soot up through the attic system to the outside world. We inspect and sweep all visible aspects of the chimney and associated connector pipes for you.
Greater Somerset, New Jersey Chimney Repair
Tuckpointing, or masonry mortar repair, is frequently required on all exposed masonry work. Especially any masonry construction that has high heat and cold weather competing to wear down the mortar joints! We recommend that you have your chimney inspected annually and as required call your local Somerset chimney repair company, Midtown Chimney Sweeps, to provide you an estimate for minor chimney repair near Somerset, NJ. We have years of experience as a brand nationwide, and we have many resources to help you improve your brick fireplace or stone chimney.
How Often Should a Chimney be Inspected in New Jersey?
Over a season of regular fires, creosote and soot build-up will start to choke down the effective cross sectional area of the flue. This reduces airflow, which makes for less enjoyable fires and, worse, increases the risk of chimney fires because residence time increases in the flue and causes more rapid creosote accumulation. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires annual chimney inspections (and sweeping as required based upon the inspection) from chimney professionals, like Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Somerset, NJ.
Somerset Fireplace and Chimney Inspections
The NFPA recognizes 3 levels of chimney inspections. The three inspection levels increase in their invasiveness as the numerical digits increase; for instance, Level II inspections are more involved than a Level I inspection, and Level III is more involved than a Level II chimney inspection. Following is a brief description of the different types of fireplace and chimney inspections that all Certified Chimney Professionals offer.
- Level I Chimney Inspection. Required annually per NFPA 211 14.2.
- Level II Chimney Inspection. Required for all home transactions and fuel conversions.
- Level III Chimney Inspection. Required when a Level i or II Inspection necessitates the removal of building materials to inspect.
Gas Fireplace Service Near Somerset, NJ
Did you know that gas fireplaces need annual inspections, per the manufacturer’s instructions? The inside of a gas fireplace may not build up with black soot (like a traditional wood-burning fireplace) but the glass door seal, the termination point, the air shutter, the thermopile and thermocouple needs to be inspected every year on all gas fireplaces. Call today for pricing and availability! Or book online!
Dryer Vent Cleaning in the Greater Somerset, New Jersey Area
Midtown Dryer Vent Cleaning is proud to offer world-class dryer vent cleaning, propelled aggressively down the interior face of the 4” galvanized clothes dryer vent with rotary action while air is flowing through the vent. Our technicians also clean out dryer vents that become backed up with lint and debris from normal use of a clothes dryer. Did you know that backed up or blocked dryer vent connectors may shorten the useful functionality of a clothes dryer and may even result in a fire? Call us today so that you can have your vent inspected!
Our New Jersey Technicians are National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified and screened and approved by Home Advisor!