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Chimney & Fireplace Inspections

Annual Chimney & Fireplace Inspections

Help Pinpoint Problems & Prevent House Fires

Chimney and Fireplace Inspections

You want your fireplace or stove to bring you an evening of comfort and enjoyment. But what happens when damage, creosote buildup, or other dangers are present? Would you even know? Most homeowners wouldn’t and don’t know, because much of the chimney system is hidden from plain view. That’s why industry safety leaders like the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) both recommend annual inspections. Inspections allow professionals to really get in there and see what’s going on.

The team here at Sootaway specializes in all three levels of inspection:

  • 1) performed without the aid of any specialized tools. Recommended when things are working as always

  • 2) Suggested when there’s been a change, like a new liner, or a new problem or performance issue. This level of inspection may require some basic tools, and will also include a video scan of the chimney interior. These inspections are oftentimes referred to as real estate, home, or insurance inspections.

  • 3) suggested only when a level two inspection suggests a deeper, hidden problem. A level three can sometimes involve the removal of firebox panels and other components of the chimney system and home, which is why it’s considered a last resort.

Wouldn’t you rather know that your chimney is in good working condition and ready to be safely enjoyed this season, instead of just hoping for the best? We would too! So before you light that first fire, give us a call. Don’t put off your annual inspection — give Sootaway a call at 877-888-1279 and request an appointment to have your system inspected from top to bottom.

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Real Estate, Home & Insurance Inspections Provide Protection & Peace Of Mind

No one knows the workings and intricacies of the chimney system like a professional. We know where to look, how to look, and what to look for when assessing the safety chimney system. That’s why homeowners call on us when they need to know exactly what’s going on with their chimney systems. Could you use a professional chimney inspection? Here are two of the most important times to schedule with a professional:

  • Real Estate/Home Inspections — Are you buying a home? Selling a home? Moving is stressful as is. Know for sure what condition the chimney and fireplace are in with a real estate/home inspection. We check the interior of the flue with a video scan or provide as thorough an inspection as a chimney professional would. So for your peace of mind, schedule a real estate inspection with a chimney professional before the key exchange.

  • Insurance Inspections — Did you have a chimney fire? Do you need help filing a claim and getting the insurance company to cover the cost of repairs? We can help. We have the equipment needed to capture up-close images of any damage, along with the needed repairs and their cost. Filing a claim can be simple and fast with Sootaway.