Be careful of chimney defects. The function of a chimney is to provide a method to harmlessly discharge the products of combustion from a heating system,
water heater, fireplace, or wood burning stove. The products of combustion include toxic carbon monoxide. Therefore, it is important tha your home inspector be sure that the chimney flue, and flue
passages, are kept clean and free of debris and obstructions. A garden is neat, but there are better places than your roof.