Our highly trained inspectors perform a thorough Level 2 Chimney Inspection. It’s an 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. If you live in Reston, VA and Northern Virginia, call us today for a chimney inspection.
What is a chimney inspection?
A chimney inspection is the process where our certified 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.
A level 2 inspection will address proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations, so it should also include an inspection of the accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including attics, crawl spaces, and basements.
What is a chimney cleaning?
A chimney cleaning is a process of removing creosote from your chimney’s flue system to prevent chimney fires. In Reston, chimney inspections and cleanings are 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. This why it is very important to keep your wood stove, chimney and fireplace clean and in good condition.
Is Chimney Cleaning Worth It?
Protecting your home from damage and your family’s safety is your priority. To reduce the risk of fire hazards in your home, you must perform a professional chimney inspection to make sure your chimney is clean. Creosote buildup and other blockages in your chimney can cause it to deteriorate. If the intense heat of the flames in your fireplace ignites any of these materials, you will experience a chimney fire. The chimney technicians can clean your chimney to ensure it is safe.
How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?
Generally, once a year is recommended. If you haven’t had your chimney cleaned before, it likely needs to be cleaned right away.
What Does Chimney Cleaning Service Include?
The fireplace, the damper, and the chimney cap and interior. This should suffice for chimneys cleaned regularly once a year to eliminate creosote residue. Deep cleaning would include more extensive cleaning of the listed components as well as the flue and cap.
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 to the chimney that poses a danger to your home. Chimney services, such as chimney sweeping and chimney repairs, help contribute to the health and safety of your home.
When Should I Schedule a Chimney Inspection?
- When making a change to your system – like installing a new appliance, replacing your flue liner, or changing fuel types or appliance types.
- When you are having problems with your chimney system, or you have noticed a change in performance.
- When you have had a chimney fire, severe weather, or other significant event that could have damaged the chimney system.
- When you are moving into a new home.
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