Breakdowns in chimney systems are not always apparent, and some homeowners make the mistake of thinking an unused fireplace is free of any problems. However, our chimney inspections allow us to assess the state of your chimney and make informed repair recommendations.
Why Do I Need Chimney Inspections?
Chimney inspections are imperative for the safety and efficiency of your entire system. Here are a few additional considerations that speak to inspections’ importance:
- The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommend annual inspections.
- Your homeowners insurance policy may not cover future damage if you neglect regular inspection.
- According to the NFPA, a chimney inspection is required before the sale or transfer of property.
What Davis Brothers Can Do
The following are levels of chimney inspection as outlined by the NFPA:
Level 1: This level inspection is for when your chimney performance hasn’t noticeably changed, yet you’re looking to be assured of the continued safe use of your chimney and fireplace. A technician will examine the readily accessible interior and exterior components of your chimney and chimney connection. Level 1 inspections are best scheduled at the same time as a chimney cleaning.
Level 2: In addition to everything addressed in Level 1, a Level 2 chimney inspection involves an in-depth assessment of your entire chimney system. This includes looking at internal joints and surfaces and using a specialized camera for flue and chimney inspection.
Level 3: These inspections involve everything included in the previous two levels, yet incorporate a full investigation of potential deterioration in areas not so easily accessible. This may consist of removing components of the heating system like bricks, metal flue pipes, masonry, and more. This level is only required when the previous two reveal a severe problem that requires immediate attention.
Why Choose Davis Brothers Chimney Sweep and Masonry?
Along with free estimates, we offer 50 years’ worth of chimney expertise to homeowners in Atlantic County and throughout South Jersey! Whether you’re looking to schedule an annual inspection or suspect your chimney may be in need of repair, go with the professionals you can trust. For more information, contact us today.