Fireplace for homeowner in bloomfield ct in obvious disrepair with chipped brick falling off into firebox and areas of fire damaged brick further up the flue. Customer uses fireplace daily all winter long and complained about the odor from the severely smoke soaked fireplace and was nervous about its disrepair.
Their concern was merited , as the fireplace was built with regular interior brick instead of the proper refractory firebrick intended for high heat usage and protection. We rebuilt it properly to current safety codes and standards. The homeowner was delighted and said, ” I can’t wait to use the heck out of it!” Our response was, “Go ahead , as long as you get it swept every year.”