We understand the importance of keeping your family safe, and we’ll work hard to ensure that your home is free of any potential hazards. With our years of experience, you can rest assured that your chimney is in good hands with us. Contact us today to schedule an inspection!
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Your chimney may appear in great condition on the outside, but inside it could be hiding necessary repairs. How do you know when these repairs are needed?
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We inspect using a multipoint process, covering various parts of the chimney, we evaluate, take photos, and check for any signs of problems that may impede the proper functioning and safety of your fireplace.
The following are a few reasons why it’s important to schedule an inspection for your chimney.
8 Reasons Why You Should Inspect Your Chimney
1. Safety and Function:
A safe fireplace is one that functions properly. Get peace of mind and check the interior system of your chimney to help maintain a working fireplace that keeps you warm and safe.
2. Type 2 Chimney Inspection:
Get a detailed NFPA Level II Venting Inspection or NFPA 211 in the event of buying or selling a home, weather damage or fire, or if you want to use your fireplace for extended periods.
3. Missing a Cap:
If your chimney is missing a cap, then you need an inspection. Caps keep animals and debris out of your chimney. We custom make chimney caps at a very affordable price!
4. Detecting Problems:
As a responsible homeowner you know the importance of annual maintenance for keeping a home safe while you live there and the property value up if you ever decide to sell. Our annual inspections guarantee a safe enjoyment of your fireplace and no costly surprises down the line.
5. Creosote Removal:
Creosote is a flammable byproduct of wood combustion that can lead to a chimney fire if not removed. An inspection or cleaning will make sure your chimney is clear and safe for burning.
6. Change Fuel Source:
If you’d like to switch your chimney’s fuel source then you need an inspection to make it happen.
7. Check for Water Leaks:
Stay ahead of potential costly water damage to your chimney. An inspection can detect if there’s water entering your chimney and prevent deterioration while recommending the appropriate repairs. This may range from minor masonry repairs, installation of flue caps, replacement of the top cement known as the crown wash.
8. Set a Benchmark for Inspection:
When you purchase a new home, you may not know when the last owner cleaned or inspected the chimney. In this case, it’s important to schedule an inspection to set a benchmark on the health of your chimney, and set recurrent check ups for the safety and optimal performance of your system.
Annual chimney inspections can detect developing issues ahead of time and prevent your fireplace from smoking into the home and causing dangerous indoor conditions.
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Our team of in-house technicians is ready to answer any questions and perform high quality inspections backed by experience, knowledge and professionalism. We perform all levels of inspection:
Level I Inspection:
In a Level 1 inspection, your technician will examine the accessible sections of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection to evaluate the integrity of the chimney structure, flue, and connections.
This inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance.
Level II Inspection:
A more in-depth approach than a Level 1 inspection, including the evaluation of accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior such as attics, crawl spaces, and basements with visual inspection by video scanning.
It also addresses proper clearances from combustibles and it is required when any changes or replacements are made to the system, including fuel type and materials.
Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operation malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney.
When a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection suggests a hidden hazard and the evaluation cannot be performed without special tools to access concealed areas of the chimney or flue, a Level 3 inspection is recommended.
Level III Inspection:
A Level 3 inspection includes everything in a Level 1 and a Level 2 inspection, as well as the removal of certain components of the building or chimney where necessary.
When serious hazards are suspected, a Level 3 inspection may be required to determine the condition of the chimney system.
As a family owned and operated business, we take great pride in the quality of our work, we’ll beat any written estimate by a certified company and provide military and senior discounts.
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