Chimney Inspections & Video Scans Can Keep You Safer & Better Informed

As a homeowner, you work hard to keep your home and family protected against unnecessary dangers and your bank account protected against unnecessary loss. But did you know that chimney inspections can go a long way towards protecting your assets and your loved ones?

Whether you have a gas fireplace unit or a wood-burning stove, regular chimney inspections are important to the overall health and safety of your heating system.  Like most chimney sweep services, a thorough scan of the system can help reduce the risk of chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, while diagnosing minor problems before they turn into costly repairs.

That’s why the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge homeowners not to miss a single annual inspection. By keeping up with annual inspections, you can be confident that your chimney and fireplace or stove are clean, in good working order, and ready to bring you and your family another year of heat and delight.

Chimney Scans Allow Us To Get A Closer Look

During a chimney inspection, our technicians will fully scan the interior of the system, looking for cracks in the clay tiles, moisture issues, signs of liner damage, and blockages. We will also complete an exterior inspection of the chimney crown, cap, damper, and flashing, while examining overall condition of the brick and mortar. Once the inspection is completed, our technician will inform you of any areas that need to be addressed while also suggesting any additional chimney sweep services that may be necessary.

When Is A Chimney Scan & Inspection Necessary?

Aside from annually, when should professional inspections be scheduled?

  • When buying/selling the property
  • When changing fuel, appliance type/size, or chimney liner
  • When problems or changes in performance are noticed
  • After a chimney fire or severe weather event

Is it time to schedule an inspection for your chimney system? Call Jimmy Chimney! We’ll make sure your chimney is in peak operating condition and ready for another Chicago winter! Call 847-893-0063 or request an appointment online today!

 

Do you know if your chimney needs relining? Our chimney and vent services experts can inspect the condition of your chimney lining and let you know about any problems.