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Keep Your Family Safe with Our Combustion Analysis Service

Bradley Mechanical’s combustion analysis service can determine if your home has combustion hazards. We firmly believe it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and if you’re at all concerned about sparks and combustion in your home. Bradley Mechanical has a talented team of certified technicians who know what to look out for and how to fix potential hazards to keep you and your family safe.

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We'll Identify All Combustion Hazards in Your Home

For combustion to occur, three things need to be present: oxygen, fuel, and ignition. Take any of these three away, and combustion can’t happen. The moment a carbon-based fuel is added to the mix, there is a higher concern for a fire hazard.

Each fuel has a different energy content that changes depending on whether it’s burned via a furnace, boiler, stove, or fireplace. All fuel-burning appliances should be served regularly with fuel lines, and all flues should be inspected. It’s also important to keep an eye on natural gases and propane. Hard fuels like wood, wood pellets, and coal are burned in an open and uncontrolled process that needs closer monitoring and servicing. Other common hazards include open flames from candles left unattended.

Aside from fires, carbon monoxide poses the greatest risk to occupants. Carbon monoxide gas is created when a fossil fuel burns incompletely due to insufficient oxygen. This is a common byproduct of a combustion hazard and one that can go unnoticed due to its lack of smell.

Having a professional test for combustion hazards in homes is key to keeping you and your family safe from harm.

Home Combustion Analysis from a Certified Building Scientist

Bradley Mechanical’s combustion analysis will include an inquiry from a certified building scientist who can identify if there are combustion appliances in the home and if functioning CO/smoke detectors are present. Even exposure to low levels of CO can be harmful and cause dizziness and flu-like symptoms. If you actively use a fireplace, we will determine that all the harmful products are actually going up the chimney. Sometimes a visual inspection by a trained eye can flag potential issues.

Talk to us about our home combustion analysis services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is combustion analysis service?

A home combustion analysis service examines your gas-fired appliances, such as boilers, furnaces and water heaters. Bradley Mechanical’s trained technicians test to see if your heating and cooling equipment poses any combustion risks. We do this by looking for abnormal oxygen, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide concentrations.

What are some combustion hazards in my home?

The main equipment we’re concerned with are those that run on gas to supply heating and cooling throughout your home. Electrical appliances will also be examined.

What is infiltrometer blower testing?

This is a process that helps us understand the air tightness of your home. By analyzing the airflow and pressure, the infiltrometer determines how much air enters and exits your home. As the blower door forces air through the house, we can locate leaks. This is an essential element of our combustion analysis service, as oxygen is a key element to whether a combustion hazard exists.

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