My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a home. The inspector looked into the ash clean out in the basement and told us that the wooden fireplace form was not removed after the hearth was installed.
The inspector made it seem like a big deal to have the form removed, as it might be a fire hazard.
We can not find any information online about what this process looks like, who we could hire to do it, and how much it might cost.
Any feedback that anyone has on their experience with wooden fireplace forms - removal or other would be incredibly helpful.