CSIA Certified Chimney/Fireplace Inspections To Keep Your Chimney Healthy
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 states that, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances.” Here at The Chimney Doctor, chimney inspections and thorough video inspections are at the core of our service. We adhere to the NFPA Standard 211 because we know the vital role that annual inspections play in providing peace of mind and ensuring safety.
The benefits of an annual chimney inspection don’t stop with safety and peace of mind…
Scheduling a chimney inspection each and every year can save you money and protect against the costly deterioration and damage that can occur as a result of water, weather, animal intruders, and chimney fires.
The Need-To-Know About Inspections
Why are they so important?
When you don’t have proper clearance between your fireplace/chimney and combustible materials in walls and framing, the heat from the fire can change the chemical makeup of the wood framing and other combustibles.
Routine chimney care can reduce risk of fire hazards and chimney damage, and during inspections, we can check your fireplace for proper clearances and make sure everything is up to code, so you don’t have to worry.
There are 3 main levels of inspection
– A Level 1 Inspection involves an evaluation of the overall condition of your chimney and flue to determine whether or not any repairs are needed. We’ll inform you of our findings and provide estimates for basic repairs or recommendations for further inspections if warranted.
– A Level 2 Inspection involves all the aspects of a level I inspection, plus the inspection of all accessible areas of the chimney system, including rooftops, attics, crawlspaces, and a video inspection of the chimney flue, from top to bottom.
– A Level 3 Inspection might include all areas in a level I or level II inspection, but will be specific to areas where hidden concerns are located. The physical removal of building materials is usually required, which is why level 3 inspections are usually performed after a structural fire or when a level II chimney inspection uncovers cause for concern.
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The crew that came was very professional, courteous, took the time to explain exactly what they did and what they found, were on time, were careful when in our home and cottage, and prepared two detailed reports with excellent photos. I give them a two thumbs up!
Brad and Chris were ontime, clean, professional, and a joy to have in our home. Thank you guys for doing such an excellent job on servicing and inspecting our fireplaces. We highly reccomend the Chimney doctor.
Very impressed with the professional manner in which my project was done. The crew explained each step as they completed. Answered all my questions. I would recommend The Chimney Doctor.