Every spring and summer it’s important that homeowners complete important services to maintain a safe and efficient chimney system. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) agree that the safest and most efficient chimney systems are those that are inspected annually and cleaned regularly. Summer is a great time to have these services completed so your system is ready for use again this fall. Northwest Fireplace and Chimney can help.
At Northwest Fireplace and Chimney we offer customers three levels of chimney inspections so that time and money aren’t wasted, and all bases are covered so that your family is safe and comfortable this winter. If you’re not sure what kind of inspection you need to schedule, we can help.
Level One –
This inspection should be scheduled every twelve months when nothing has changed with the system and no hazards are suspected. The tech completing this inspection won’t need any special tools or special access to get the job done. It is a simple overall assessment of all readily accessible portions of the chimney interior and exterior. If a problem is suspected, a level two inspection will be scheduled.
Level Two –
When the chimney performs poorly, when changes are made, or damage is suspected, a level two is necessary. It is also required before the transfer or sale of properly. During a level two inspection, your technician will access all areas of the chimney system by way of the attic, basement, and crawlspace as well as a video scan of the entire chimney interior.
Level Three –
When a lesser level inspection identifies a hazard, a level three inspection is required to access it so that a report can be made and repairs can be scheduled. A level three inspection may require special tools and even demolition to access the suspected hazard. If your technician needs to demo a portion of the chimney, he will first gain approval by the homeowner and then proceed. A level three report can help you with a homeowners insurance claims and can be provided to your attorney and realtor as well.
Schedule With Northwest Fireplace and Chimney
Northwest Fireplace and Chimney is the go-to chimney company for homeowners in and around Valparaiso, Indiana. When you schedule your chimney inspection with us, you can rest assured that your system is safe and ready for fall. If it’s not, you will have a detailed report in hand following your appointment. Schedule this summer, and your repair plan will help our team of experts get your chimney repaired and ready for fall. A summer inspection also means that you can plan funds and repairs as your schedule permits. Waiting until fall often means many cold nights as you wait for repairs to restore your system. During the “fall rush” chimney professionals are busy with installations and repairs. It can be nearly impossible to schedule inspections or other routine maintenance during the fall.
Schedule now by calling Northwest Fireplace and Chimney at 219-413-2349.