Proper Chimney Inspections

Proper Chimney Inspections

At Chimney Sweep Minneapolis we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have your chimney and fireplace inspected at least yearly. Each year in the United States approximately 25,000 chimney fires occur are resulting in 2500 deaths and 125 million dollars in property damage. The number one cause of chimney fires is the build-up of creosote or simply put a dirty chimney. Chimney Sweep Minneapolis puts customer safety first, and we offer a discounted program in which we will come out twice a year to do a proper chimney and fireplace inspection to ensure the safety of your family and your home. Chimney Sweep Minneapolis we also offer return customer discounts on chimney and fireplace cleaning. Listed below are the different levels of inspections we provide at Chimney Sweep Minneapolis:

Level A

Level A inspection is the most common and is the type of inspection that is performed annually for most homes. Our inspector will examine and verify that your fireplace and chimney are structurally sound, free from any obstructions, and free from a buildup of combustible deposits like creosote.

Level B

Level B inspection is required if you plan on selling or transferring your home or if you have added a new heating appliance or plan on changing the kind of fuel you will be burning. A level B inspection is required if you have had an operating malfunction or an event that may have done damage to your fireplace or chimney. A level B inspection includes the level A inspection, but also our inspector will also check attics, crawl spaces and basements. The inspector will also perform a smoke or pressure test in addition to a video inspection.

Level C

We recommend a level C when during a level A or level B inspection a hazard is detected but cannot be confirmed because it would require access to concealed areas. The level C inspection will include verifying that the concealed portions of the fireplace and chimney are structurally sound. This inspection is most common after there is an incident that has caused damage to the fireplace, chimney, or building or when an inspector detects a hidden hazard.
Having your chimney and fireplace inspected can be the difference between life and death. The Chimney Safety Institute of America states that it only takes 1/8″ of sooty buildup is enough fuel to cause a deadly chimney fire. At Chimney Sweep Minneapolis we have a team of expert inspectors on hand to come and check your chimney an fireplace, and we also offer available discounts. Don’t hesitate if you have a fireplace and chimney call Chimney Sweep Minneapolis at (952) 234-8777 and schedule an appointment today or visit our website at www.chimneysweepminnesota.com to schedule an appointment today.