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Chimney Inspection

To keep your home safe, the National Fire Protection Association recommends having your chimney inspected every year. Call us and we’ll give you an advice about which inspection to choose. We can provide free level 1 inspection and all chimney services you might need.

Level-one Chimney Inspection

A level-one chimney inspection includes is a visual check of the chimney and / or fireplace. It does not include any special equipment.

We come to your house and look for possible damage, obstructions, creosote buildup, and soot so we will advise you if the chimney requires sweeping. If it does need sweeping or other procedures, we will provide you with an estimate.

Level-two Chimney Inspection

A level-two chimney inspection is crucial if you’ve experienced dramatic weather event and it is also vital if you’ve made a major change to your fireplace; or recently bought a house.

Level two chimney inspection includes chimney inspection, visit of the roof, attic, and crawl space in search of disrepair but we also might use the video scanning and other special tools. Level two chimney inspection concludes with a chimney sweep, if necessary, and information on what repair is needed.

Level-three Chimney Inspection

A level-three chimney inspection is destructive and can resemble a demolition job. Level three chimney inspection may involve tearing down and rebuilding (walls, chimney). Level three chimney inspection is most often needed after a fire. The cases where it is needed can vary so also the price of chimney inspection varies, depending on the size and location of the chimney.

Depending on the state of your chimney we can provide you with all the chimney services that chimney inspection might show that should be done. Here is a list of chimney services we offer:

Chimney inspections and services

  • Certified Chimney Sweeps
  • Chimney Cleaning
  • Gas / Wood / Fireplace / Sweep – Cleanings
  • Gas / Wood / Fireplace-REPAIR
  • Fireplace Smoke Guard
  • Oil to Gas Conversions
  • Code Compliant (Municipality & State Educated)
  • Chimney Masonry / Crown / Pointing / Stucco
  • Chimney Waterproofing
  • New Homeowner Safety Inspections
  • Chimney Liner Installation
  • Chimney Leak Repairs
  • B-Vents / A-Vents
  • Dampers, Caps, & Accessories
  • Chimney Flashing
  • Annual Chimney Inspections

When it’s time for chimney inspection?

Chimney safety professionals and industry leaders recommend that a chimney be swept and inspected annually. It is the best way to reduce number of fires and increase safety in your home. When it comes to your chimney inspection  the question is never if the chimney should be inspected, it’s when should it be inspected? Chimney safety professionals and industry leaders recommend that a New Jersey chimney be swept and inspected annually. The hard fact is that residential fires do happen, and when they do, there are often catastrophic results. In 2011, there were 365,500 structural residential fires (house fires) resulting in 13,400 injuries and 2,240 deaths, not to mention the $6.46 billion in property loss. One of the best ways to reduce the number of fires is to have your chimney and fireplace inspected annually for safety and functionality.

What kind of chimney inspection are there?

There are three different levels of chimney safety inspections, all designed and created by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Upon arrival, your outfitter will determine what level of inspection is appropriate and best for you.

Should I choose Level I or visual chimney inspection?

A Level I chimney inspection covers all readily accessible portions of the exterior and interior and the accessible portions of appliance and chimney connections. A Level I inspection does not include a video scan but you can choose to add this option for a more thorough evaluation of fireplace or furnace flue system.

What is Level II chimney inspection?

If you are selling your house, or buying a new one the NFPA recommends a Level II inspection. Inspection requirements for purchasing a new home are different for each transaction but it is highly recommended that the chimney be thoroughly inspected to avoid costly repairs later. Most home inspectors do not have the expertise to evaluate the condition of the chimney. A Level II inspection covers all accessible portions of the chimney interior and exterior including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements and includes inspection by video scanning.

What is Level III chimney inspection?

here is one more level of inspection and that is a Level III. Hopefully you will never need this degree of inspection because it is designed to uncover structural damage or problems in concealed areas of the chimney. A Level III inspection is usually called for if there is damage to your home because of a chimney fire or severe storm, this includes lightning damage, wind damage and earthquakes. If we can’t determine the safety of the system by doing a Level I or Level II inspection then a Level III will be recommended.

Our certified technicians are prepared to bring your fireplace and chimney into proper working order should any issues arise during the inspection.