We Perform Chimney Inspections You Can Trust!
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “look before you leap.” At Brickliners, we apply that philosophy to everything we do — that’s why we place such a high emphasis on the importance of annual chimney inspections! A chimney inspection is like a chimney checkup: it gives us a detailed look at the health of your chimney system. A proper chimney inspection can reveal damage that may be very easy and inexpensive to fix, but that, if left unchecked, could lead to costly repairs or even dangerous chimney fires. When it comes to chimney problems, ignorance is definitely not bliss!
The CSIA Levels Of Inspection
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is responsible for the certification of chimney sweeps and requires all technicians to pass a test before they are certified to perform chimney work. This same regulatory body has laid out 3 levels of inspection for chimney sweeps to perform, depending on the relative health of the chimney system.
Level 2 – A level 2 inspection is similar to a level 1 inspection, only it is more thorough. It covers everything that is covered in a level 1 inspection, but examines the interior more closely. A level 2 inspection involves the use of a camera, which is run up the entirety of the inside of the chimney. Level 2 inspections are recommended before making any changes to your chimney system, when you have experienced a chimney issue, and before you buy a property with a chimney system.
Level 3 – A level 3 inspection is the most thorough of the chimney inspections. This covers everything that is involved in a level 1 and level 2 inspection, but also involves the removal of parts of the chimney system in order to access concealed areas of the chimney. This is usually the result of something found during a level 1 or level 2 inspection and is rare. Only around 1% of chimney inspections performed fall into this category.
Call Us To Have Your Chimney Inspected Today!
After your inspection have you decided you want a new fireplace appliance? We install fireplaces and even construct new ones if that is what you need! Ask us more about this and our many other chimney services.