All You Need To Know About Chimney Inspection
The result of enjoying the crackling flame is creosote buildup and soot that may restrict the airflow and damage the fireplace chimney. Even the gas fireplace chimney may get blocked by debris or even a bird’s nest. To keep these problems away book an annual chimney inspection today.
We are giving expert services in letting our customers chill on their sofas while we clear up the blockages in their chimneys. If you are considering chimney inspection anytime soon but want to know what is included, then the following post is just for you.
What Does a Chimney Inspection Include?
Chimney inspections come up with the following levels of inspection:
- Level 1 – A level one chimney inspection includes a visual check of those fireplaces and chimneys without any special equipment or instead climbing up over the roof. The chimney inspector will look for damage, creosote buildup, obstructions, and soot, and will let you know if the chimney needs sweeping or any repair.
- Level 2 – The level two chimney inspection is important if you have experienced natural incidents such as an earthquake or a weather situation such as a hurricane or a tornado.
- Level 3 – If you have made a structural change to your chimney or fireplace, you might be interested in this level. This level includes the level-one chimney inspection and some extra; the inspector will visit of the attic, roof, and crawl in search of disrepair or malfunctioning. The inspector will let you know if all repair/ construction was done properly and if there’s anything else that needs to be done.
- Level 4 – The level four chimney inspection is usually only relevant after a house fire and/or in cases the house was severely damaged. It’s intrusive and destructive and may resemble a demolition job. It might include tearing down and then rebuilding walls.
Cost For Chimney Inspection
The total costs for all three levels of a chimney inspection can be between 49 to 149$, and you might have to pay more if you want to get additional services.
How Long Does a Chimney Inspection Take?
Depending on the condition of your chimney, a chimney inspection might take from 30 minutes to an hour, and it will lead to you getting to know any faults present in your chimney.
How Often Should Chimney Be Inspected
If you are living in a place where there is rain or freeze storms very often, you should try getting your chimney inspected before an expected storm. Otherwise, it’s recommended to get it checked once or twice a year.
Is a Chimney Inspection Necessary
Yes, Chimney inspection is necessary once a year in order to make sure the chimney is: A) safe to use, B) in good shape to weather conditions won’t damage it even more.