Preserving History: The Governor’s Mansion
This month, Mr. Smokestack was given the amazing opportunity to conduct the chimney and fireplace inspections at the Governor’s Mansion here in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The mansion, which was completed in 1891, is home to seven chimneys and six fireplaces. Because the fireplaces and chimneys have not been in use, they were not in need of sweeping. They did, however, need to be thoroughly inspected for safety and future use.
In our experience, it is incredibly rare to come across chimneys and fireplaces of that age. It is even rarer to come across chimneys and fireplaces of that age that are structurally sound. Considering that the Governor’s Mansion is over one hundred and twenty years old, we were astonished at the excellent condition of the fireplaces and chimneys.
In order to conduct the inspections, a one hundred and fifty foot lift was needed to allow us access to all necessary areas. During our inspections, we noticed that all seven chimneys needed a new crown coat, and have since repaired five of the seven chimneys.
Overall, the experience was an unforgettable one, and the décor, design, and upkeep of the Governor’s Mansion were second to none. We feel incredibly blessed to have been chosen to help preserve such a beautiful part of our history.
For more information on the Governor’s Mansion, check out www.nps.gov. Also, call the CSIA certified pros at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service in Raleigh, NC at 919-747-1859 to schedule an appointment to have your chimney swept and inspected today. We are CSIA certified & have the expertise and experience to handle any chimney, fireplace, dryer vent, or masonry related task that you might have for us. Connect further with us online at our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Yelp). Lastly, when you have the time to get around to it, please leave us a review online at Google. We appreciate all feedback that we receive from our customers and use that information to improve our services. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.