A level 2 chimney inspection is conducted by running a specialized inspection camera through the interior of the fireplace and chimney to inspect for concealed damage to the flue liner, as well as the inspection of the exterior of the chimney.
TOTAL PROTECTION FOR TOTAL PEACE OF MIND
This service is required during any kind of real estate transfer (buying, selling, inheritance, etc.). Level 2 chimney inspections are also suggested if you’ve never had an inspection completed, or after modifications have been made to the system (fuel type change, relining, replacement, repairs, etc.). This service is appropriate when a chimney system may have been damaged (fire, fallen tree, storm damage, etc.).
Level 2 Chimney Inspections and Cleaning $175
Scheduling regular chimney inspections can definitely lessen the chance that you’ll have a chimney fire, and will also allow a certified chimney sweep to determine if you’ve had a previous fire in the system. An inspector from INSPECTZ® will be able to assess any damage, and make repairs if needed.
YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES SAFETY MATTERS
The biggest reason to get your chimney sweep/cleaned is simply to prevent a fire and keep your family safe!
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8″ of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Factory-built fireplaces should be swept when any appreciable buildup occurs. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and can shorten the life of the fireplace.
As part of your annual inspection service with INSPECTZ we perform a full sweep of the fireplace and venting system! We will email you a interactive report with our findings and give recommendations so you know what steps to take next and give you peace of mind!
Chimney Sweeping - $119
Having your chimney inspected and cleaned is important for fire prevention, air quality, and to keep your fireplace functioning properly. Creosote is flammable. When a sufficient amount of creosote builds up in a chimney, a fire hazard exists and the chimney may not fully remove the smoke.
Soot in the smoke can also get pulled inside the house due to the back-suction of air, causing it to pollute the indoor air and stain carpets, drapes, and floors. Because it is a carbon byproduct, soot can become a health hazard, affecting the lungs.
Other issues can also block proper ventilation of your fireplace, such as debris falling into the chimney or an animal building a nest.