Chimney Inspections

Why Does Every Service Start With A Chimney Inspection?

Think it may be time for a chimney sweeping or that you may need repair work done? Everything starts with an inspection. We put our clients first and don’t want to waste your money on services that aren’t necessary. Our experts complete all levels of chimney inspections in Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls and throughout the Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV region.

Professional chimney inspections available in Brookhaven & Canonsburg PAYou may not need a sweeping every year. The NFPA states that every chimney should be inspected annually, but only swept as necessary. If you don’t have your chimney inspected, you could end up spending money on a sweeping that you didn’t really need.

For this reason, our protocol on every appointment is to start with a level one inspection, or a level two inspection if the circumstances call for it.

Level One Inspection

Circumstances when a level one inspection may be performed include:

  • Annual inspection
  • During a routine sweeping if it’s determined that an inspection is needed
  • When replacing an appliance with one that is similar in type, input rating, and efficiency

How We Inspect The Chimney During A Level One Inspection:

This is a visual inspection performed with the naked eye. We generally do a curbside inspection of the exterior, but we don’t typically access the  roof during a level one.

  • We inspect the readily accessible areas of the chimney structure and flue. Readily accessible means that we can inspect without the use of tools to remove doors, panels, or coverings.
  • We check for obstructions and combustible deposits in the flue.
  • We check for basic appliance installation and connection.

Level Two Inspections

Circumstances when a level two inspection may be performed include:

  • Sale or transfer of a property
  • After an operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damage
  • Upon addition or removal of a connected appliance of dissimilar type, input rating, or efficiency
  • Prior to relining or replacing the flue liner

Note: If we recommend a level two inspection and you still opt for a level one, it shall be indicated on your inspection report as such.

3 level chimney inspections available in Pleasant Valley WV & Monaca PAHow We Inspect The Chimney During A Level Two Inspection:

A level two inspection includes all aspects of a level one inspection, as well as a video inspection.

We take still photos of damage and inspect the following:

  • Accessible portions of the chimney exterior
  • Accessible portions of the attic
  • Accessible portions of the crawl space
  • Accessible portions of the basement
  • Accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection

Accessible means exposed or capable of being exposed (via removal of doors, panels, or coverings, using commonly available tools) for inspection, maintenance, or repair, without damaging the chimney or finish.

Call or Reach Out Online Today

Is it time to schedule your annual inspection? Give us a call! We provide top-notch service and take excellent care of our clients in from the Greater Pittsburgh PA area south to Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburgh WV

Call or reach out to us here on our website and we’ll get your chimney inspection scheduled ASAP. Chimney sweeping is one of the Chimney Services we provide to our customers most frequently. We love knowing it makes their homes safer year after year!