Have You Scheduled Your Annual Chimney Inspection?

According to the National Chimney Sweeping Guild (NCSG), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the American Lung Association (ALA), and the team here at SirVent, annual chimney inspections aren’t just for overly cautious homeowners. They’re a must for everyone!

Think about it: you can’t see the inside of your chimney system, and when you’re dealing with fire and carbon monoxide, you don’t want to leave things to chance or guesswork. You want to do everything within your power to ensure your family and home are protected from unnecessary threat. With an annual inspection performed by a professionally trained and certified chimney sweep, you can enjoy your fireplace and chimney with confidence and peace of mind.

The Three Levels Of Inspections

There are three levels of inspections as drawn out by the NFPA. Here’s a little bit about each level and when it’s necessary to have one over the other:

Level 1 – Level 1 Inspections are really just designed to give a quick overview of the system. If you haven’t noticed any differences in how your system is operating, you aren’t experiencing any problems, and you haven’t made any changes to your system, a Level 1 Inspection may suffice. These inspections don’t require any special tools, but we do evaluate any and all easily accessible parts of the system.
Level 2 – Level 2 Inspections include everything in a Level 1, with the addition of a full flue video scan. These inspections are typically recommended whenever any changes have been made to the system or are going to be made. They are also necessary when a property is changing hands, because they allow us to see much more than a Level 1 Inspection allows.
Level 3 – Level 3 Inspections are pretty invasive and we really only opt for a Level 3 when there is no other way to locate the source of problem or determine the system’s condition. During a Level 3, we may need to remove entire sections of the chimney system and the surrounding walls or ceilings, so it’s really a last resort.

Get Ready For Winter – Call SirVent Today

Before you light up your first fire of the year, be sure to call SirVent Chimney & Venting Service and have your system professionally inspected! Call or click here to schedule your annual inspection today!


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