Part of regular chimney maintenance is having it inspected Canada Green Grass frequently, as recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Doing so can prevent a lot of expensive repairs in your appliances, because a professional inspection company will be able to detect minor problems before they become serious issues for your home. After a long winter of fireplace use, spring is a great time to get your chimney inspected.
During a chimney inspection a professional will come to your home and examine both the interior and exterior of your chimney. The inspector will be able to detect and diagnose any damage, deterioration, or obstructions inside and around your chimney. If you have never had your chimney inspected before, it may be recommended that you have your chimney swept. During a sweeping, the chimney will be cleaned of all soot, creosote and other build-up.
There are three different levels of chimney inspection required for different situations. The first level, Level 1 is a simple and general overlook of the structure of the chimney. This will include the joints, flue, crown, and interior walls of the entire chimney. The inspector will also make sure there are no deposits or build-ups. Level 2 is a more thorough examination of the chimney, and is used in the event of that chimney damage has occurred. Level 2 inspections are required in the event that the property is being transferred to another owner or sold after fire damage. Level 3 is the most extensive type of inspection and is when an inspector will remove parts of the chimney in order to see hidden areas of the chimney that may have gone unnoticed and could be damaged.