A Chimney Inspection is a Great Investment

An annual chimney inspection by one of Winston’s Chimney Service’s CSIA-certified Chimney Sweeps is a modest, but great investment that can reduce the danger of chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in your home. Winston’s Chimney Services’ technicians have earned the industry’s most respected credentials by passing extensive examinations based on fire codes, clearances and standards for the construction and maintenance of chimneys and venting systems.

What to Expect

Because we respect you and your property at the highest level, and we know our reputation depends on it, below we outline the inspection levels so you have a good idea going in what it is we look for. Winston’s Chimney Service offers three levels of inspection as recommended by both the CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association to prevent hazards associated with your venting systems such as chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, water or structural damage. The video below goes through the process and only take a few minutes to watch.

The 3 Levels of Inspection

Level 1 Chimney Inspection

Recommended if you have not changed – and do not plan to change – your heating appliance or system. This level is considered appropriate during an annual service visit or some light masonry repair estimates.

Level 2 Chimney Inspection

This level is required when any change is made to your system or when you replace an appliance with another of a dissimilar type or efficiency level. It is also required upon the sale or transfer of property.  This is the suggested level of inspection when an operating malfunction or external event is likely to have caused damage to the chimney or appliance. This level normally includes a video camera inspection or other means necessary to document the interior condition of the chimney.

Level 3 Chimney Inspection

A level 3 inspection is conducted only after a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection indicates a hazard in concealed portions of the chimney and flue. It involves the removal, and possibly destruction, of portions of the chimney or building structure, as necessary.

Call us today or contact us online for your next chimney inspection. We want you to give us a chance so we can wow you!


An inspection by our trained staff may uncover some cracks or other problems with the masonry work on your fireplace. If so, rest assured that our experience with chimney and dryer vent services includes knowing how to fix the problem, so give us a call right away.