Know Your Chimney With Chimney Inspections
Chimney problems and dangers aren’t always obvious. In fact, some of the greatest damage can be done behind the scenes. That’s one of the many reasons why the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge homeowners to make professional chimney inspections a priority, each and every year, whether problems have presented themselves or not.
Inspections can reveal damage as well as safety and efficiency issues that could otherwise go unnoticed for extended periods of time. Have you scheduled your inspection with a chimney professional this year?
Trust Your Inspection To The Experts
The professionals at Northwest Fireplace and Chimney have been performing thorough chimney inspections for several years and can make sure your system is flaw-free, damage-free, and ready to provide you with another season of enjoyment. Our technicians pay close attention to detail and will provide you with a written report of our findings – whether your system needs repairs or is good to go! The 3 levels of inspections we perform are as follows:
- Level 1 – Level 1 inspections typically suffice for chimneys that have been inspected annually and have not seen any changes. These relatively simple inspections do not involve the use of any specialized tools, but should give your chimney technician an idea of your chimney’s overall condition.
- Level 2 – Level 2 inspections are recommended when a home is being bought or sold; when a change in appliance, fuel type, or liner is being made; when damage is suspected; and when weather or a chimney fire has compromised the safety of the system. During a level 2, we’ll look at the interior of the chimney system, the stack where it extends from the roof, and all other easily accessible parts of the chimney.
- Level 3 – Level 3 inspections are the most severe and invasive, and are typically only performed as a last resort. These inspections may require demo work if no other level of inspection allows us to get to the root of the problem or locate the damage. But don’t worry – we never do anything without first getting your approval!
Don’t Wait – Schedule Your Annual Inspection Today!
Don’t wait until the heating season to have your chimney professionally inspected – call Northwest Fireplace and Chimney today! We’ll carefully evaluate your system, provide you with a written report of our findings and recommendations, and help you get your system winter-ready. Call us at 219-413-2349 or request an appointment online today!
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