Level II Chimney Inspections
Eliminate the wait! Chimmney repairs can be very expensive. In fact, the average masonry chimney has multiple tiles, up to 12, with an average replacement cost of $2,000 each!
We also don;t do the repair work – so we offer only an objective inspection reporting what we see with a video and photos of actual concerns to provide your possible repair contractors.
Believe me – we know the frustrations you share when trying to schedule a chimney inspection. So we decided to do something about it…
Beginning NOW – we can do your Level II Chimney inspection! Chimney sweeps are generally several weeks or a couple months out. Since we provide this service in house, we can get your inspection done within your due diligence time frame, whether we inspect the home or not!
We’ve hired afirefighter who is a certified chimney sweep through the CSIA (Chimney Sweep Institute of America), and have a second firefighter in training.
When do you need a level 2 chimney inspection?
A level 2 inspection is required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change in the fuel type (for example, you’re switching from woodburning to gas), changes to the shape or material of the flue (i.e. relining), or the replacement or addition of an appliance of a dissimilar type, input, rating, or efficiency.
Additionally, a level 2 inspection is recommended upon the sale or transfer of a property, or after an operation malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney. Building fires, chimney fires, earthquakes, as well as weather events are all indicators that this level of inspection is warranted.
Your CSIA certified inspector will conduct a Level I inspection of the readily accessible* portions of the chimney exterior and interior, plus accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue, as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify that the chimney is free of obstructions and combustible deposits. A level 2 inspection shall include all things covered in a level 1 inspection but should also include a visual inspection (through video scan or other means) to examine the internal surfaces and joints of all flue liners incorporated within the chimney.
A level 2 inspection will also addresses proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations, so it should also include an inspection of the accessible** portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including attics, crawl spaces, and basements. There are no specialty tools (i.e., demolition equipment) required to open doors, panels, or coverings when performing a level 2 inspection.
No removal or destruction of permanently attached portions of the chimney or building structure or finish shall be required during a level 2 inspection.
The internal chimney system(s) are inspected via camera by the inspector to determine and gather additional information important to the clearances and overall condition of the chimney assembly.
Your Level II Chimnmey inspection is only $275!
Add a sewer scope andsave $50. Get a sewer scope and Level II chimney inspections for only $500!