Chimney Inspections

Safety First: Chimney Inspections are Critical

We’re a family-owned business, and we wouldn’t sleep at night if we didn’t make safety our top priority.

Chimney Maintenance is Critical

We all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends your fireplace, chimney, and vents be inspected by a professional on an annual basis, even if you only burn a fire a few times a year. 

Damage to your chimney can occur without your knowledge – bird feathers, debris, and creosote can build to dangerous levels. Lightning strikes can also pose a threat and cause damage that you can’t see. An annual inspection can stay ahead of these problems before they become unsafe and costly to repair.

Three Levels of Chimney Inspections

There are three levels of inspection. Each level is performed under a specific circumstance.

Level 1 is a standard annual inspection. A Level 1 is conducted during a routine chimney cleaning or if an appliance has been replaced. We check the new appliance (if applicable) and also ensure there are no obstructions or combustible build-up.

A Level 2 inspection is necessary in the event that a Level 1 is deemed insufficient. This is usually done upon sale or purchase of a home, prior to relining or replacement of the flue lining, if an appliance of differing efficiency has been added or replaced, or after a malfunction or other event where damage may have occurred. FlueTech employs the latest video technology to scan all critical areas and provides a written report to the client.

A Level 3 is conducted during an investigation of a damage-causing event, or when damage is found during a Level 1 or 2 inspection. This is a much more intense procedure, sometimes requiring removal of building or chimney components.

Get ahead of as many problems as you can. Regular inspections can maintain the health of your chimney. Schedule an inspection today.