Get The Peace Of Mind You Deserve With Thorough Chimney Inspections & Safety Inspections
You know the old saying, “Knowing is half the battle?” Well, that’s true for your fireplace and chimney as well. It’s impossible to give your chimney system the care and repair it needs if you don’t know what kind of condition it’s in. That’s why the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge homeowners to make chimney and safety inspections a part of their home maintenance plans, each and every year.
When should you schedule a chimney safety inspection?
- After a chimney fire or severe weather event
- When changing fuel types, swapping out appliances, or having your chimney relined
- When buying or selling a property
- Once a year, regardless of whether or not you use the chimney
When was the last time you had your chimney inspected? Give Sweeps & Ladders Chimney Service a call today to schedule an inspection and get a full report on your chimney system.
Level I, II, And III Inspections Are Our Specialty
Sweeps & Ladders Chimney Service was founded by a former Franklin firefighter, so it’s no wonder we take chimney inspections and safety inspections so seriously. We’ve seen firsthand what a dangerous chimney and rapidly spreading chimney fire can do, and our goal is to prevent fires by keeping our customers informed and their chimneys in tip-top shape. It all starts with a thorough chimney inspection…
Level I Inspections
Level I chimney inspections should be scheduled at the beginning or end of each burn season when you’re planning to use your chimney under the same conditions of service and with the same appliance as usual. During a level I inspection, we’ll visually inspect your system, including your crown, cap, damper, firebox, and flue.
Level II Inspections
Level II chimney inspections are required when a property is changing hands; a malfunction, problem, or chimney fire occurred; or when you’re changing liners, appliances, or fuel types. Everything from a level I inspection is included in a level II inspection, but a level II also includes a video inspection of the flue and an inspection of accessible areas of the chimney (including areas in the attic or crawlspace).
Level III Inspections
Level III chimney inspections can involve the removal of walls and portions of the chimney, which is why they’re much rarer than level I and II inspections. The only time we suggest a level III inspection is if there’s no way to get to the bottom of an issue without it.
No matter which inspection we’re performing, you can rest assured we’ll take the time and put forth the effort to fully evaluate your system. We’ll also provide you with a written report of our findings (including photos, if necessary), as well as recommendations for repairs, if any are needed.
Call 615-791-7457 or click here to request your chimney inspection or safety inspection today. We’re here to help!