Installation & Repairs
Chimney inspection services ensure that you can use your fireplace safely for many years to come. These inspections allow professionals to pinpoint problems that could lead to chimney damage, fires, or even carbon monoxide poisoning.
Why You Need Regular Fireplace and Chimney Inspection
You should have your fireplace and chimney inspected at least once per year, though it’s always a good idea to have twice-annual inspections if you’ve used your fireplace more than usual or if a severe thunderstorm may have caused damage to your chimney crown, flashing, or masonry.
Water is the number one enemy when it comes to your chimney, North American Chimney technicians are trained to carefully check your chimney and fireplace for evidence of moisture penetration. What’s more, these individuals can locate cracks or other problems that could allow water damage in the future. Inspections can also allow professionals to discover blockages in the chimney or dangerous creosote build-up.
A Full 12-Point Service
The chimney safety inspection performed by North American Chimney is comprehensive 12-point inspection that includes every nook and cranny. Techs will examine all the following:
- Top Plat
- Smoke pipe
- Mortar Joints
- Back Wall
When these areas are thoroughly checked, you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that your chimney is safe and in good working order.
Three Service Levels
North American Chimney offers you three different levels of chimney inspections.
- Level 1 – This is the most basic of the chimney inspection services offered by North American. It includes checking for defects in your flue, cap, and liner and testing any areas that are accessible through and around your chimney.
- Level 2 – Level 2 includes everything in Level 1, but comes with additional value-added chimney inspection services. These include the inspection of your basement, attic, and crawlspace, an assessment of your chimney’s location relative to combustible materials, and an overall assessment of your chimney’s health and condition.
- Level 3 – Finally, a level 3 chimney safety inspection includes everything in Levels 1 and 2, but also includes a detailed assessment of the concealed areas in your home. This can help you pinpoint problems that may not be directly evident from the outside of your home or from your fireplace.
Chimney Inspections for a New-to-You Home
If you’re thinking of purchasing a new home with a fireplace, it’s always in your best interest to hire a chimney inspection company like North American Chimney to assess its condition before you buy. Although many real estate companies and sellers hire their own inspectors, North American will work for you to help you determine whether a chimney has been well-maintained, whether it is safe, and whether it will need repairs and maintenance before it can be used.
With a full 12-point inspection and three different service levels available, you can keep your family safe and comfortable all year round.