Chimney Inspection Service

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Chim-Scan Chimney Inspection Service in NYC

Chim-Scan Video Inspections

Chim-Scan cameras are used inside the chimney. The video camera sees the flue from a range of a few inches. The video show you the condition of the interior. The live CCTV video from the Chim-Scan is a fantastic tool for fireplace and flue surveys. You can see very clear images and know if repairs are necessary.

Level 1 Chimney inspection service

A Level 1 chimney inspection service is an evaluation of the chimney.  If your appliance or venting system has not changed and the system will be used as it as in the past then a Level 1 inspections is a minimum requirement.

We check the readily accessible** parts of the chimney exterior and interior and accessible* parts of the appliance and the chimney connection.  A Level 1 inspection can determine if a flue is free of obstructions and combustible deposits.

The National Fire Protection Agency states chimneys, fireplaces and vents should be inspected annually.

Other times when chimney and venting systems should be inspected more thoroughly with a Level 2 inspection are:

  1. After a chimney fire, lightning strike, or storm damage
  2. Prior to purchasing a home with an existing chimney
  3. Whenever changing connected appliances, fuel type, and/or relining the flue
  4. When smoke or carbon monoxide spills out

Level 2 chimney Inspection service

A Level 2 chimney inspection service is more detailed than a Level 1 and is required when any changes are made to the system.  Changes can include a change if the fuel type, changes to the shape of, or material in the flue, or the replacement/addition of an appliance.  Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operation malfunction or external event has occurred that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney.

A Level 2 includes the Level 1 inspection plus the accessible* parts of the chimney exterior and interior including attics, crawl spaces and basements as well as Chim-Scan inspection of the chimney flue to examine the internal surfaces and joints of the flue liners.

The Level 2 inspection requires access to many areas of the building.  It doesn’t require removal or destruction of permanent parts of the chimney or building, such as roofing, siding or wall coverings.  There are no specialty tools (i.e. demolition equipment) required to perform a Level 2 inspection.

When a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection suggests a hidden hazard and the evaluation cannot be performed without special tools to access concealed areas of the chimney or flue, a Level 3 inspection is recommended.

Level 3 chimney Inspection service

A Level 3 chimney inspection service is the most detailed inspection.  A Level 3 inspection includes all the areas and items checked in  Level 1 and a Level 2 inspection including inspection of concealed areas of the building as well as the removal of certain components of the building or chimney where necessary.  A Level 3 inspection may be required when serious hazards are suspected.  Examination of concealed areas  is limited to areas suspected of  hazards that can’t be seen otherwise.  We’ll  always discuss these areas with the building owner beforehand.

 

* Accessible: May require the use of commonly available tools to remove doors, panels or coverings, but will not damage the chimney or building structure or finish.

** Readily Accessible: Exposed, or capable of being exposed, for operation, inspection, maintenance or repair without the use of tools to open or remove doors, panels or coverings. ​

 

Same-day and 24-hour emergency service is available.  Senior and military discounts are available. Schedule Online or Call toll-free for your appointment at 1-866-899-8989

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