A pre-fab fireplace is made and assembled in a factory before it is shipped and installed in your home. The single most important thing about pre-fab fireplaces is that they MUST be installed correctly. Don’t trust your fireplace installation to anyone but a certified chimney professional.
Most prefabricated fireplaces are made of metal and arrive from the factory built as a complete unit. The fireplace and chimney are engineered to work together — safely and efficiently. If you are installing a new pre-fab fireplace, Fluesbrothers can make sure that your unit is installed properly and functions exactly as designed. If you have an existing pre-fab fireplace, we can perform a safety inspection to make sure the installation was done correctly and that all of the factory specifications were followed.
Pre-Fab Fireplace Inspection
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of comfort because you have a new factory-built fireplace. Like all other heating appliances, pre-fab fireplaces must be cleaned and inspected each year. Some of the pre-fab fireplace models are especially prone to birds nesting in them. During installation or inspection, your Fluesbrothers chimney professional can make sure that you have the proper screening in place to keep unwanted animals out of your chimney.
Pre-Fab Replacement Parts
If you have a factory-built unit that is getting older, it’s important to keep a close eye on it. Some manufacturers will go out of business, and this means some of the older models may have worn-out parts that you will not be able to find a replacement part for. It is critical to keep all of your unit’s components operating properly so that the unit does not become a fire hazard. If you have an older unit, Fluesbrothers can evaluate its condition and make sure it is safe to use.
When you are dealing with an element as dangerous as fire, you don’t want to take any chances. If you are considering a pre-fab fireplace or if you currently own one, do your homework. Make sure you understand when (and by whom) your unit was manufactured. Be sure to call Fluesbrothers if you need any help!
Fluesbrothers Chimney Service has the skill and experience to deal with with any repairs, replacement or rebuilding of your masonry fireplace, so call today for an appointment.