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7/18/2014 11:16 am
Scam regarding Chimney Inspection
The Simsbury Fire District, Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and Simsbury Police Department have been made aware of a possible scam regarding chimney inspection and cleaning. The Simsbury Fire District and Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company do not work with or recommend any contractors to provide such work. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to hire all contractors of their choice.
The Simsbury Fire District and Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company would recommend that homeowners look for licensed and insured contractors and to check references before hiring any contractor.
It is true that homeowners think their chimneys only need to be cleaned and inspected if they burn wood in their fireplaces or wood stoves. But almost all heating appliances, whether they burn gas, oil, wood or coal, rely on the chimney to safely carry toxic gases produced by the heating system out of the house.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every level of the home to warn homeowners of the potential presence of smoke or carbon monoxide gas that has entered the living area, but an inspection of the chimney can help prevent these conditions from happening in the home in the first place.
If you believe you have been targeted by a scammer please contact the Simsbury Police Department at 860-658-3100. For additional information on home safety please contact the Simsbury Fire District at 860-658-1971.
Assistant Chief / Deputy Fire Marshal
Simsbury Fire District
871 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070