Are you interested in booking your annual fireplace inspection? Many opt to invest in this maintenance during this time of year to beat the fall rush and ensure they have adequate time to address any necessary repairs, sweepings, or remodeling work. That being said, knowing what type of inspection you need is not always as obvious as many assume.
If you would like to learn more about the three levels of chimney inspections, read up on some of the information provided below. If you still have questions, please give the team here at Winston’s Chimney Service a call. We would love to help you out with any and all of your chimney-related concerns!
Level One Inspections
A level one inspection is the most basic overview of your chimney system. The certified sweep will look over all readily accessible parts of your structure, and determine whether or not things are in good shape. If you have been investing in upkeep with every passing year and have not undergone any major damages or changes, then you should be good to go with a simple level one inspection.
Level Two Inspections
If you are wondering if a level two inspection might be necessary, consider the following questions. Have you recently experienced a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, or flood? Has your chimney gotten damaged in the last year? Have you had relining work done or parts added or replaced? Have you changed fuel types? Are you buying or selling a property?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it is time to call in our experts for a more in-depth level two inspection. These entail everything that is included in a level one inspection, plus the sweep will use video equipment to get a thorough assessment of what’s going on inside of your chimney.
Once complete, the technician will recommend any further repair work or sweepings. Fortunately, when you work with our team, we can set you up with all of the services necessary for getting your system back in tip-top shape. Call today!
Level Three Inspections
Level three inspections are not very common and are only completed when a level two inspection is just not cutting it. If we are concerned that there is a hazard or threat in a concealed part of your chimney, we will take apart your system to find the root of the issue. This may require the removal of the crown, cap, chimney wall, and more. Again, this is only done in the most extreme cases.
We Are Equipped To Help You
We work with organizations like the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE to ensure we are prepared for anything that gets thrown our way. If you live in Northern Virginia, then trust in the experienced, professional, and highly qualified team here at Winston’s Chimney Service. Call today to get your inspection on the books!