Many work environments feature industrial chimneys and smoke stacks as a means of maintaining work place health and safety standards. However, they can only do this effectively with proper industrial chimney maintenance and inspection. Thorough stack inspection is the easiest way to reduce the amount of commercial chimney repair you’ll need to schedule, so use these steps to make sure your inspections are thorough enough to help you reduce the amount of repairs you need.
Stick To A Schedule
No matter how thorough your individual stack inspections are, you’ll need to consistently schedule inspections in order to keep up with any changes in the state of your smokestacks. Just because a thorough inspection didn’t turn up anything a year ago doesn’t mean things haven’t changed since then. All new stacks should be accessed and inspected 12 months after entering service to ensure anticipated performance under load. After that, regular inspections are still necessary; while the largest changes are likely to happen within the first 12 months, there are still many times when something can go wrong.
Use Multiple Vantage Points
When you’re conducting inspections on your smokestacks to determine if they require additional industrial chimney maintenance, make sure that you’re not just making your judgment call on the basis of a single point of view. Binocular inspections of a commercial chimney are a start, but you’ll need to get up close and personal in order to properly determine just what sort of work needs to be done, if any.
Most business owners don’t necessarily have someone on staff ready to tackle industrial chimney maintenance, and this can cause a problem when it comes time for inspection. Having someone with the right knowledge and experience is essential to keeping your smokestacks working as intended. Hiring an outside industrial chimney contractor is a sure way to know that your industrial chimneys are getting the attention and maintenance they need.
Thorough inspection of your commercial chimneys is key to maintaining your work place’s overall health and safety. Smoke stacks manage the atmosphere and efficiency of your environment, and so keeping them in as best shape as possible is essential. For more information on commercial chimneys or to schedule a professional inspection, contact Continental Chimney today.