When it comes to keeping your home safe and sound, regular chimney service inspections are essential. At Superior Chimney, we know chimney maintenance is easy to overlook. Thanksgiving is coming, and people’s schedules are getting busier with the holidays right around the corner. Family get togethers and gifts are at the top of mind! Using your chimney this year on Thanksgiving will make for a cozy atmosphere. But, if you used your chimney last year, chances are there is a buildup of creosote, or combustion residue. This buildup is one of the leading causes of chimney fires, posing a serious threat to your home and loved ones. Keep your home safe and cozy this holiday season, and call us for your regular chimney inspection.
To guarantee a thorough and professional chimney inspections, it is important to hire a certified chimney sweep, such as us at Superior Chimney. A chimney professional has the knowledge, skills, and experience to determine the condition of your chimney, fireplace, and vents accurately. We will identify any potential hazards, such as cracks in the flue liner, firewalls, damaged components, or excessive creosote buildup. Doing it yourself a false sense of security. Creosote is flammable, and dangerous to remove. There may be more damage than you can see!
There are three levels of chimney inspections, each serving a different degree of thoroughness. A chimney professional will inform you on which level inspection your chimney needs. We will likely start with a level 1 inspection and move to a higher level, if needed.
- Level 1 Inspection: This is the most basic inspection and is recommended annually for chimneys that undergo routine maintenance and have not experienced any significant changes. During a level 1 inspection, the chimney sweep will examine accessible portions of the chimney, checking for cracks, blockages, and creosote buildup.
- Level 2 Inspection: This intermediate level of inspection is necessary in several scenarios, such as after a new appliance is installed or a property is being sold. In addition to the checks performed in a level 1 inspection, a level 2 inspection includes a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the chimney, as well as internal examination. This level of inspection provides a more detailed assessment of the system’s condition.
- Level 3 Inspection: A level 3 inspection is the most comprehensive and is only necessary when serious structural issues or hazards are suspected. It includes all the checks performed in level 1 and 2 inspections, along with potential removal of specific components of the building to gain access to concealed areas of the chimney system.
Your chimney is an essential part of maintaining the coziness in your home. Your Thanksgiving turkey is waiting to be roasted and family will be over soon, but before you light that fire, get ready to safely light the fireplace! Call Superior Chimney today at 877-244-6349 for your regular inspection. We are also on Facebook!