Home inspections often don’t come with chimney inspections. Before purchasing a home, we always advise having a chimney inspection. A real estate agent will typically look for noticeable signs of damage. However, a lot goes into chimney inspections, and home inspectors don’t always know or have the proper tools to pick up on particular chimney problems. Fortunately, that’s our expertise. We want you to have no regrets regarding the safety of your fireplace. Here is why chimney inspections are so crucial.
What Does a Proper Chimney Inspection Entail?
Professional chimney sweeps like us clean, inspect, and service your chimney and fireplace. We can perform a level 2 inspection while during the home buying process. What is a level 2 inspection? We take a detailed look at the external and internal sections of both the chimney and fireplace. We use video equipment to examine the chimney as well as physically accessing the roof, attic, crawl spaces, or any other areas that can give us information about the chimney’s condition.
Thorough Chimney Inspections Include:
- Checking the chimney’s structure for cracks, decomposition, and any issues that make its operation dangerous
- Inspecting the chimney’s structure to make sure that it has correct clearance from the home’s building materials
- Looking for water damage
- Checking out the condition of the chimney liner; making sure there isn’t creosote buildup or anything that could cause a chimney fire
- Making sure there is proper airflow
- Inspecting chimney caps, flashing, crowns, and dampers
Why Home Inspections Need Chimney Inspections
As we mentioned earlier, chimneys could have issues that you can’t detect with only a glance. Chimney inspections help stop small problems from turning into significant issues. Chimney repair can be costly, depending on how severe the damage is. If you’re going to sell your home, then hire us to make sure that your chimney is in its best shape. Whoever buys your home will be grateful. If you’re a home buyer that has found your dream home, having a chimney inspection is so beneficial. You may think that it’s going out of your way to pay for a chimney inspection, but you living in a safe home makes this extra step worth it.
Don’t Be in Despair If Your Chimney Needs Repair
Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded and insured chimney service company that has been serving customers in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland since 2001. Our team is trained and certified by Certified Chimney Professionals, Inc. (CCP, Inc.). Courteous service is our trademark, and our crews arrive on time in uniform, driving fully equipped trucks. We specialize in all aspects of your chimney system. Whether you need chimney and flue cleaning service or a full chimney rebuild or inspection, contact us at 443-Chimney today and let us fix all your chimney problems. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.