The Three Levels Of Basic Chimney Inspections

If you’re a fireplace owner, then you are likely well aware of the importance of annual chimney inspections. But did you know they don’t all come the same? That’s right – there are actually three different levels of chimney inspections! If you’re not sure which one you need, our qualified sweeps will be happy to point you in the right direction. Or you can read up on some information provided below! No matter what you need, the staff at Mason’s Chimney Service has the tools and technology necessary to help you out!

Level One Inspections

Level one inspections are definitely the most common, and this is most likely all your chimney system will require. If you haven’t moved or sold a home recently and if your fireplace hasn’t undergone any major damages, reconstruction, or big changes, then a level one inspection should be all you need!

Basically, your sweep will check out the accessible parts of your chimney and ensure you have no obstructions or excess creosote building up inside of it. They’ll check to see that all parts are still standing strong and that no repairs are currently necessary. These inspections are what you need to get the go-ahead for lighting fires all winter long! And you deserve peace of mind knowing your system will run well year after year.

Level Two Inspections

Level two inspections are a bit more in-depth. All of the hidden and internal parts of your chimney should be inspected with the help of a camera, so that the sweep can get a thorough look inside of your chimney. Your chimney will not be taken apart or deconstructed for a level two inspection.

When are these inspections necessary? If you are buying or selling a property, if you’ve recently changed fuel types, if reconstruction has been done, if you’ve relined your system recently, or if you’ve faced some serious damages (due to floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, chimney fires, etc.), then you’ll need a level two inspection. If you’re not quite sure where you stand, just give us a call – we’ll figure it out together and get your fireplace back to where it needs to be!

Level Three Inspections

In worst-case scenarios, level three inspections will be necessary. If your sweep suspects something hazardous is going on in a part of the chimney that isn’t easily accessible, then a team of professionals will need to come in with the proper tools and take apart your chimney, so that they can better assess the problem. The crown, the chimney wall, or similar pieces may need removal.

We Want To Help!

Whatever issues your chimney inspection reveals, the CSIA certified sweeps at Mason’s Chimney Service can help you out! Count on our qualified staff to get the job done right so that you can rest easy this winter. Give us a call today or schedule your next appointment by visiting our website. We can’t wait to help you out soon!

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