What’s The Importance of Chimney Inspections?
Your chimney may seem to look in greatcondition from the outside, but you never know that inside, it may be hidingsome urgent and essential repairs. But with us, you can get your chimneyinspected at very affordable prices.According to the statistics and U.SConsumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), every year, 20 deaths and nearly25000 residential fires are recorded due to chimney fire. But with annualinspection and sweeping of the chimney, you can ensure that your chimney isworking safely and it is also maintaining proper operation.
You can call us today in order to let our certified chimney technicians sweep and/or inspect your chimney with professional and practical knowledge!
It is crucial for everyone who is planning to move into a new house to ensure that the chimneys are safe and secure. As a responsible buyer, you must know that home inspector are not mandatory to evaluate the interior flues of a chimney. Home inspectors do not provide inspection for all the internal components of a chimney because those parts are inaccessible and can’t be inspected during a regular home inspection.Therefore, chimney inspection falls out of the scope of home inspectors.
As per the guidelines of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a proper chimney inspection level 2, i.e.,a camera inspection, is essential “upon the sale and/ or transfer of a property.”
At Top Notch-1 Construction, we take absolute pride in informing our customers that we are equipped with all the latest video camera arrangements.It helps us in examining the state of your chimney with ease. Our modern camera allows us to discover and inspect all the interior and exterior components of the chimney and observe all the intricacies that are unapproachable to the naked eyes.
What Comes Under Chimney Inspection Level 1?
If the venting system has not been changed in the long term and you want to continue using it, then you can take our chimney inspection level 1. In such a case, it is the bare minimum requirement as chimney inspection level 1 is suggested for a chimney under continuous service, under the exact same situation, and along with the prolonged use of the same venting system.In the chimney inspection level 1, our professionally qualified technicians will come and check all the easily and readily accessible parts of the chimney; it will cover all the accessible portions of the exterior and interior parts of the chimney and its connection.
Our technician will check all the basic safety of the chimney’s structure and flue. Not only this, but they will also reveal whether your chimney is free from all kinds of combustible deposits and obstructions or not. Our team of technicians will evaluate everything and serve a proposal of the requirements of the chimney before the chimney inspection level 1 close. It will take around 20 minutes to 35 minutes for our technicians to completely inspect your chimney.
Chimney inspection level 2 is essential when you are making changes to the system. It will include a change in the type of fuel, change in the shape, material, or in the flue, i.e.,relining or during the replacement or addition of an appliance of a different type. Moreover, a chimney inspection level 2 is required upon:
Transferor sale of the property
Inspection of the chimney cap and flashing
Not only this, but level 2 inspection is required even when an external event has caused damage to the chimney, which includes seismic events and weather events.Our chimney inspection level 2 is more of a comprehensive inspection as compared to chimney inspection level 1. Level2 includes all the services that are given in the level 1 inspection. Along with this, level 2 inspection covers all the reachable areas of the chimney, including its interior and exterior, also exploring all the accessible portions of crawl spaces, basements, and attics.
Our chimney inspection level 2 is done by video scanning in order to examine all the internal surfaces and liner joints that are incorporated inside the chimney or building structure.The technicians will provide a detailed analysis along with pictures and videos to state the requirements of the chimney before the chimney inspection level 2 finishes. It will take around 45 minutes to 60 minutes for our trained technicians to complete the inspection for you.