Terms & Conditions
***IF SYSTEM DEFICIENCIES WERE NOTED IN THIS, OR A PREVIOUS INSPECTION, WHICH AFFECT THE ABILITY OF THIS CHIMNEY OR FLUE TO CONTAIN THE BYPRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION THIS UNIT SHOULD NOT BE BURNED UNTIL REPAIRED OR REPLACED TO MEET OR EXCEED NFPA 211 STANDARDS, ALL APPLICABLE CODES, AND MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS.
***GENERAL DISCLAIMER: Client understands that any inspection was limited to those areas within the scope of the level of inspection performed at the time of inspection. The findings of this report do not apply beyond the time of inspection. Visible defects and additional levels of inspection were either discussed in person or disclosed in this or a separate inspection report. Potential areas of concern in inaccessible areas, if noted, have been expressed elsewhere. Repair or replacement options available may or may not be discussed or disclosed at the end of an official inspection report. At no point is it implied that every deficiency in this system has been disclosed, or noted. These findings are not considered final and may be amended at any time. In light of new information, training received, or continuing education courses the inspector reserves the right to amend their findings if applicable, and in conformance with the standards of NFPA 211 as outlined at the end of this document.
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Any chimney inspection or work performed will be completed by a current CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep or CDET Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician. No Inspector opinion is involved in system deficiencies observed, or recommendations for further inspection. Opinions and recommendations on best methods of repair, however, may be expressed.
***ROOF ACCESS: Customer understands that the Inspector/Estimator may be required to walk on the roof to gain access to the chimney and adjacent areas. The Inspector/Estimator will use reasonable care to avoid damage to the roof. However, damage to the roof may occur. Inspector/Estimator will not be held responsible for any damage or repair whatsoever to the roof as a result of this inspection.
***INACCESSIBLE AREAS: Customer understands that the Inspector/Estimator cannot obtain access to certain portions of the fireplace and certain enclosed adjacent areas. The Inspector makes no representations express or implied and will not be responsible in any way whatsoever for deficiencies, improper installation, or improper equipment in inaccessible areas. The findings listed within any report are based on the condition of the appliance system at the time of inspection and may be limited due to access or type of inspection requested.
*** RECOMMENDED INSPECTIONS: A Level II inspection is always recommended for the sale or purchase of any property. The findings of this report should be disclosed to all interested parties immediately. Any findings that are the result of an inspection performed may not apply beyond the date of inspection and are only indicative of conditions present during the inspection.
***LEVEL II INSPECTIONS: In the event of the installation of ANY appliance into an existing system NFPA 211 guidelines will be followed. In conformance with NFPA 211 guidelines, a Level II inspection is required in certain instances and even if work is contracted in advance of a Level II inspection. In the circumstances outlined on the following page, the appropriate inspection must be completed prior to or in conjunction with an installation. If deficiencies are noted, as a part of any inspection, repair, or installation work at any time, which compromise the integrity of the system to contain the byproducts of combustion all work will be halted and repair or replacement options and their associated costs discussed. If installation cannot continue and repairs or installation is permanently ceased the cost associated with the Level of Inspection performed will be due.
***CERTIFICATION & INSPECTOR OPINION: Any chimney inspection or work performed was completed by a current CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. No Inspector opinion is involved in system deficiencies observed, or recommendations for further inspection. Opinions and recommendations on best methods of repair, however, may be expressed.
***PARTS WARRANTY: All parts are warranted per manufacturer warranties. We do not guarantee or warranty parts other than those we install. If repairs later become necessary due to other defective parts, they will be charged for separately.
***OWNERSHIP & PHOTOS: Any pictures taken at the time of inspection, estimate, or installation may be kept on permanent digital file and used for any purpose deemed appropriate by The Chimney Doctor, Ltd. This service, inspection report, or invoice is the exclusive property of The Chimney Doctor, Ltd or the inspection client as indicated in this document. In the case of an inspection related to a home sale or purchase notification of all interested parties is highly recommended as soon as possible.
***ESTIMATES: If included in this report, or as a separate addendum to this report, ALL estimates are considered a best guess or ballpark estimate. Minor variation in pricing may occur based on materials actually used or unknown deficiencies discovered in currently inaccessible areas. If further deficiencies not addressed in the scope of this estimate are uncovered in currently inaccessible areas that substantially change the cost or possibility of repair all work will be stopped and findings discussed with applicable parties regarding repair recommendations and associated costs immediately. Any additional work agreed upon will be reflected in the final invoice amount. Unless a deposit has been received ALL estimates are good for 30 days, after which time pricing may be subject change.
***NFPA 211 STANDARDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Any Level I or Level II inspection performed is based on the requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 211 Inspection Standards. These Inspection Standards are recognized throughout the United States by the Fireplace and Venting Industry as “The Industry Standards.” Based on this fact, the inspector is professionally and legally obligated to abide by these standards. Please note that the Client has the right to negate or dismiss any portion or all of these standards. Please be notified, however, that this action may release the Inspector from any liability and relinquish your right to seek reimbursement for damages. NFPA 211 standards are recommended in the best interest of all parties.
LEVEL I – INSPECTION DESCRIPTION – PER NFPA 211 STANDARD – Per NFPA 211 a Level I inspection shall be utilized when verification of the suitability of the chimney or flue for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same or similar appliance or appliances, is needed. A Level I inspection shall include examination of readily accessible portions of the chimney and accessible portions of the connected appliance and chimney connector.
A Level I inspection shall be conducted upon:Annual inspection.During routine cleaning of the chimney flue.At the time of replacement of one or more connected appliances with an equal number of appliances of similar type, input rating, and efficiency.
LEVEL II – INSPECTION DESCRIPTION – PER NFPA 211 STANDARD – Per NFPA 211 a Level II inspection shall be indicated when verification of the suitability of the chimney for new or changed conditions of service is needed, or when a Level I inspection is not sufficient to determine the serviceability of the chimney. A Level II inspection shall include examination of all accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection; includes inspection by video scanning or other means.
A Level II inspection shall be conducted upon:Addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or upon replacement of an appliance with one or more of dissimilar type, input rating, or efficiency.Prior to relining of a flue or replacement of a flue lining, in accordance with 7.1.10 Upon a sale or transfer of the property.After a building or chimney fire, weather or seismic event, or other incident likely to have caused damage to the chimney.At other times as indicated in Section 15.3
*** AFTER 30 DAYS AN INVOICE IS CONSIDERED PAST DUE. A FINANCE CHARGE OF 1.5% PER MONTH (18% PER ANNUM) WILL BE CHARGED ON ALL PAST DUE INVOICES.