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Why is it important to have an annual inspection?
Having an annual chimney inspection or chimney sweep, can improve your fireplace’s performance, and prevent chimney fire and carbon monoxide concerns.
Creosote is the biggest byproduct of enjoying a wood burning fire. Creosote buildup is one of the major causes of chimney fires. A buildup of creosote and soot can restrict the air flow causing damages to the fireplace chimney.
Gas fireplace chimneys can become blocked by a bird’s nest, bats or other debris like a common spider web.
Wizard’s 24-point inspection covers the most important parts of a fireplace, wood, gas, or pellet stove or insert.
Which level of inspection do you need?
A level-one chimney inspection includes a visual check of the fireplace, stove, or insert and the chimney or pipe.
We climb on the roof and inspect your vent area for any issues like improper install, cap or clearances.
We inspect for damage, any obstructions, creosote and soot buildup, correct clearances and all safety aspects.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, a level one inspection is a great peace of mind!
If a sweep is required, your chimney professional will use extension poles, a vacuum, and brushes if they can do it at that time of service.
A level-two chimney inspection is performed when there are issues that arise during a level one inspection.
If you’ve made changes to your fireplace or are switching fuel types, a level 2 would be the best bet.
This includes a level-one chimney inspection, with even more in-depth checkpoints. The inspectors will visit the attic, roof or crawl space for any problematic items.
A level two inspection may also require minor destruction or tearing down to see what is behind the surface.
A level-three chimney inspection would include all of the items covered in a level two and three.
It is almost equivalent to a demolition job. Walls and/or chimneys may have to be torn down and rebuilt to correct issues.
This is common in a home that has had a chimney fire.
Creosote can build up on the walls of your chimney to the degree that they pose a risk of igniting starting a chimney fire.