Chimney Inspection & Consultation
At Chimneys Plus, we make every effort to insure the safety of not only your chimney, but your home. While the chimney is often overlooked as a source of problems with the home, very often it can be causing damage that is not seen until it’s too late.
When the chimney begins deteriorating, it can lead to water damage in the walls around the chimney, which can in turn lead to mold, mildew, and rotting of the walls and structure of the home.
For these reasons, we have created our patented 19-Point inspection. We offer the inspection as a service by itself, but we also include this inspection on every sweeping or service job that we complete.
Below, we have listed each of the points that we cover in our 19-point inspection. We check everything related to the chimney so that we can properly inform you about the condition of your chimney as it relates to the safety of you and your home.
We will always discuss with you any issues that we may find with your chimney, and make you fully aware of any improvements or maintenance needed, as well as costs of the job, before beginning any additional work to your home.
Chimneys Plus’ Patented 19-Point Inspection
Inspect Chimney/Fireplace for Water Leakage
Inspect Chimney for Degree of Creosote Buildup
Inspect Firebox for Cracks
Inspect Chimney Lining for Cracks
Inspect Firebox for Deterioration
Inspect Chimney Lining for Deterioration
Inspect Mantel for Fire Hazards/Code Violations
Inspect Hearth for Fire Hazards/Code Violations
Inspect Damper Functionality
Inspect Chimney Cap
Inspect Crown for Cracks
Inspect Crown for Loose Cement
Inspect Crown for Water Penetration
Inspect Chimney Exterior for Deterioration
Inspect Chimney Exterior for Spalling
Inspect Chimney Exterior for Repointing Needs
Inspect Flashing for Resealing Needs
Inspect Flashing for Proper Water Deflection
Check that Chimney meets Proper Height Standards