It’s important to keep a close eye on your home to make sure that everything is in good shape and running properly. The best way to do that is to inspect your home on a regular basis and take note of any changes. Another important thing to do if you own a home with a fireplace is to make sure that you have your chimney inspected on an annual basis by a CSIA-certified chimney sweep company like Jiminy Chimney Masonry and Repair.

Three Levels

The Chimney Rebuilding Process - Chicago IL - Jiminy Chimney Masonry & RepairIf you’ve been diligent about this process, we’ll do a Level One inspection. This involves checking the readily accessible interior and exterior areas of the chimney. Since we’ve kept up on necessary repairs through the years of inspections, we’ll be able to easily see anything that has changed and needs attention.

If you’ve made changes to the system, if you’re buying a home, or if you’ve had a significant event such as a chimney fire, you’ll want a Level Two inspection. We’ll use video equipment to get a closer look at the interior of your chimney.

If we notice that there is significant damage to your chimney, we’ll do a Level Three inspection. At this level, we’ll do everything covered in a Level One and Two inspections. In addition, we remove walls and panels to determine necessary repairs.


There are several areas of chimney repair that you don’t want to ignore. If we find that your chimney flue is cracked, we will recommend that we reline it because the chimney flue is an important line of defense against heat transfer to the interior of your home. It also provides protection to the brick and mortar of your chimney. Another important thing that we will be looking for is damage to the structure of your chimney itself. If we notice a cracked chimney crown, damaged flashing, or spalling bricks we will set up an appointment to get to work and fix whatever damage we see. It’s important to be proactive and fix the damage as soon as possible. Waiting will only increase structural damage and cause major repairs that will damage your bank account!

Trust Jiminy Chimney Masonry and Repair

Summertime is the best time to get your chimney rebuilds completed. Our workers can work uninterrupted by freezing weather, and the heat helps the mortar to work more effectively. If you live in the Chicago area, the place to call is Jiminy Chimney Masonry and Repair. We have the experience to do any rebuilds you need. If you call now, we can have you up and running before fire burning season in the fall! Call us at 847-493-0063 and schedule an appointment for a chimney inspection!