Get Your Chimney Inspected By The Best Trained Eyes

In accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standard 211, chimneys, fireplaces, and vents should be inspected at least once a year to maintain proper clearances, soundness, and lack of deposits. The chimney should be cleaned, maintained, and repaired if necessary. It is therefore recommended that your chimney be inspected on an annual basis. Your chimney might be unsafe to use or negatively impact the structure of your home if you don’t use it often or if animals build nests in the flue.

Chimney Inspections We Offer

Level 1 inspections are a minimum requirement if you continue to use your appliance or venting system as you always have. It is recommended to conduct a Level 1 inspection if a chimney has been used continuously, under the same conditions, and with the same appliance for a long period of time.

Every time the chimney system is changed, a Level 2 inspection is required. Fuel types, flue shapes, or materials can change (such as relining), and appliances of different types, input ratings, or efficiency can also be replaced or added.

As an additional precaution, a Level 2 inspection is required when the property is being sold or transferred, or after an event that might have damaged the chimney, such as a malfunction or malfunctioning operation.
There are many factors that are indicative of the need for this level of inspection, including building fires, chimney fires, earthquakes, and even severe weather events.
In order to perform a Level 2 inspection, no specialty tools are required (such as demolition equipment). In addition to a visual inspection (perhaps using video scans as needed), a Level 2 inspection includes a visual examination of all flue lines incorporated within the chimney. No part of the chimney or building structure must be permanently removed or destroyed for Level 2 inspections.

Chimney Inspection Raleigh

We Highly Recommend Annual Chimney Inspections

An annual chimney inspection and cleaning are recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for the safety and efficiency of chimneys. If a chimney is built and maintained correctly, it is less likely to cause a flue fire and transfer less heat to the home. We can identify hazards through these annual inspections and make repairs before disaster strikes.

Smoke Alert is proud to offer our chimney inspection services to Georgia and North Carolina homeowners. Fill out the form below or call us today! 919-428-4284

     

     

    The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.” Therefore we recommend an annual inspection of your chimney. Even if you don’t use your chimney often, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use or negatively impact of the structure of your home.