Professional Chimney Inspection Company For Over 20 Years!
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 needs to be inspected regularly. Chimney cleaning is definitely not a do it yourself project. A chimney inspection needs to be done by a knowledgable 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 build up of creosote or the presence of blockages.
There are 3 levels of chimney inspections.
Level 1 chimney inspection is a general examination of the physical structure of the chimney, includes the assessing of the flue liner, joints, interior walls, and chimney crown. It will help identify soot and points of obstruction that may increase a risk of fire.
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 rquire at least a level 1 inspection if there has never been any other issues with the home or chimney. An annual inspection should definitey be done.
When you call Baker Chimney you know that we have the credentials as a qualified chimney inspection company.