If your home has a fireplace, then you know the importance of properly maintaining it with yearly inspection and cleaning. This is recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fire Protection Association, and our certified technicians would love to clean and inspect your chimney to ensure high efficiency of your fireplace for the safety of your home and family.
A chimney cleaning is crucial after many use of your fireplace. This is vital to the healthy of your chimney, as it removes all obstructions and cleans out creosote buildups. If you keep up with your yearly cleaning and inspection, your fireplace is likely in a good shape. However, if you suspect a problem with your chimney’s efficiency, then you should schedule a chimney scan.
Levels of Inspection
There are three levels of chimney inspection. If you’ve had an inspection yearly, then you are familiar with the level one inspections. In level one inspections, our experts come into your home and inspect the accessible parts of your chimney. Then, we clean your chimney with high end equipment to ensure it is free from creosote.
However, if we notice any damage during the inspection, we’ll recommend a level two inspection. In level two inspection, a chimney scan is required. It is a more in-depth inspection, and our certified technicians have the experience and equipment to fully examine your system. We’ll use special video equipment and send it down your chimney, getting a close-up look of the interior to look for signs of possible chimney fires or structural damage. We also inspect the flue liner for signs of cracks or interior leaks.
Why Get a Scan?
There are several reasons for a chimney scan. If there are any suspicion for damages in your chimney, you’ll want to schedule a video scan right away. If you are planning to sell the property or buying a home with a fireplace, you’ll want to have a video scan to ensure that the chimney is in good condition before the sale goes through. Another reason for a chimney scan is if your chimney is not properly venting our smoke out of your home or if you change the type of heating appliance in your home.
Jiminy Chimney – Your Chimney Scan Experts
If you decide on a video scan for your chimney, call our experts here at Jiminy Chimney Masonry and Repair. Not only will we complete a video scan of the interior of your chimney, we’ll also make sure the rest of your chimney is in tip-top condition as well. Call us at 847-893-0063 today!