What We Look for During Inspections

Fall is officially here. There is a chill in the air when you roll out of bed in the morning. For many homeowners, they depend on their fireplace during this time of year to avoid cranking up the central heating system. It helps to save money, and it brings ambiance and warmth into your home. A fireplace is wonderful for fall, but it can also be a disaster if it’s not ready for burning season. Scheduling a chimney inspection is the best thing you can do for your chimney and fireplace. It keeps your system efficient and safe.

Brickliners Inspections

What We Look for During Inspections - Burlington VT - Brickliners Custom Masonry & Chimney ServicesWhen you schedule an inspection with Brickliners, you can expect a level of excellence that comes with our decades of experience and training. We offer CSIA inspections, as CSIA is the highest industry standard for chimney sweeps. These inspections are thorough, and our technicians can inspect every chimney with the same care and expertise from our training. When you call and schedule your chimney inspection, we will help you determine the type of inspection your chimney and fireplace needs to be safe and efficient this winter.

Types of Inspections

There are three levels of chimney inspections, and each one is used depending on the condition of your chimney and fireplace system. A level one inspection is for those who have used their fireplace and chimney in the same way for the last 12-month-period with no changes and problems. This inspection includes all readily accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior, and accessible portions of the appliance. During this inspection, we look for basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue along with proper installation and connections from appliance to flue. We also check for obstruction and combustible deposits inside the chimney.

A level two inspection is required if there are changes to your system, before a sale or property transfer, if there is a problem with the system, or if there has been a natural occurrence that have damaged the system such as a tornado, fire, or earthquake. It includes everything from a level one inspection along with a video scan of the interior and access to doors and panels to visually inspect hidden portions of the chimney. This inspection is to determine the safety and to look specifically for hazards.

A level three inspection is scheduled if a hazard is identified in a level one or two inspection. The technician need to remove portions of the chimney system to gain access to a hazard. In this inspection, the technician is specifically looking for suspected hazards.

Call Our Pros Today!

Has your chimney been inspected in the last 12 months? If not, you should schedule an inspection now to ensure your chimney is safe this winter! Contact us now to schedule a Brickliners inspection. Call 802-872-0123 or schedule online to get started today!

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