What is a chimney inspection?
A chimney inspection is the process where the technicians examine the condition of the chimney structure, flue system, and the basic appliance installation and connections, to confirm that it’s free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
We perform a thorough Level 2 Inspection. It’s a inspection of the entire chimney wherever it’s visible and accessible: on the outside, on the roof, in the basement or the attic, inside the home and inside the chimney which includes running a camera up the chimney flue to scan for possible defects.
What is a chimney cleaning?
A chimney cleaning is the process of removing creosote from your chimney’s flue system to prevent chimney fires. Having your chimney cleaned is one of the best things you can do to protect your home and family. Over time, creosote and other combustible byproducts, produced by your crackling fire, can build up inside your chimney’s flue system. If there is a significant amount of buildup, typically ⅛ inch, your chimney will need to be cleaned.
Why is an inspection and chimney cleaning important?
An Inspection and chimney cleaning ensures that your chimney is free from any and all potential fire hazards, including creosote buildup and blockages created by animal nests and other debris. These hazards can lead to your chimney’s premature deterioration, and if ignited by the intense heat of the flames, can start a chimney fire. An inspection will also identify any structural or interior damage of the chimney that poses a danger to your home.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, which is colorless, odorless and tasteless and occurs naturally in soil.
Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases
Indoor Air Quality testing
Children are more susceptible to air pollution because they breathe a greater volume of air relative to their body weight.
HIA LLC offers full array of real estate inspection services including the best home inspections available, radon, mold, SewerScan and indoor air quality testing, as well as new construction and historic home inspections.
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