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Since 2001, the Baker Team has been performing chimney inspections. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that a chimney should be inspected before you purchase a home and then at least every 12 months. Even if you rarely use the chimney, it must be inspected regularly. Chimney cleaning is definitely not a do-it-yourself project. A chimney inspection needs to be done by a knowledgeable chimney inspector so they can recognize problems. This is the safety of your home against damage and possible fire. During the use of the chimney, the chimney is exposed to heat, fumes, and dust particles that collect inside. The chimney inspection will determine any physical damage in the firebox, flue, or chimney structure, its stability, and any leaks or cracks, but also evaluate the build-up of creosote or the presence of blockages.
There are three levels of chimney inspections.
Level 1 chimney inspection is a general examination of the physical structure of the chimney, including the assessment of the flue liner, joints, interior walls, and chimney crown. It will help identify soot and points of obstruction that may increase fire risk.
Level 2 chimney inspection is to inspect the chimney that is necessary when the home is being sold or following structural damage to the chimney. Special tools are used to see if there is structural weakness and can determine things that are not visible.
Level 3 chimney inspections include removing some parts of the chimney structure to visualize any inner damage.
Most homes require at least a level 1 inspection if there have never been any other issues with the home or chimney. An annual inspection should definitely be done.
When you call Baker Chimney, you know that we have the credentials as a qualified chimney inspection company.