CHIMNEY SWEEPING

Chimney Savers offers professional, CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) certified chimney inspection and cleaning, for both residential and commercial buildings. According to the Fire Protection Agency, chimneys should be inspected yearly and, if necessary, swept. Let Chimney Savers put your mind at ease and keep your family safe by cleaning and inspecting your chimney.

Are you buying or selling a home? Click below to learn more about our real estate inspection offerings.

Chimney Savers offers professional, CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) certified chimney inspection and cleaning, for both residential and commercial buildings. According to the Fire Protection Agency, chimneys should be inspected yearly and, if necessary, swept. Let Chimney Savers put your mind at ease and keep your family safe by cleaning and inspecting your chimney.

Are you buying or selling a home? Click below to learn more about our real estate inspection offerings.

INSPECTIONS

INSURANCE INSPECTIONS

Have you had a chimney fire? Did a tree fall and damage your chimney? Chimney Savers is a favorite of insurance companies and homeowners because we offer thorough and straightforward insurance inspection reports. We take photos of any damage and send a report with the facts on what caused the damage to your chimney and what it will need to fix it. We also provide proposals, not estimates, so you know exactly what the cost will be.

DRONE INSPECTIONS

Chimney Savers is now offering licensed drone inspections. Perhaps your chimney is too high to access with ladders, or you just put a new roof on and would prefer if someone wasn’t climbing on it. With a drone inspection, you get quality photos or videos of your chimney without the worry of damage to your property.

Own a commercial building? We also offer drone inspections for commercial properties. Oftentimes, chimneys and stacks on commercial buildings are too tall to inspect the exterior masonry with traditional methods. The interior of these chimneys can also be too large for even the highest quality chimney camera. Let our state-of-the art drone inspection system take photos of your industrial chimney or stack both inside and outside.

REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS

When looking to buy a new home, everyone knows that you should have a home inspection done, but did you know that the home inspector doesn’t inspect the chimney? Yes, home inspectors look for obvious red flags, like loose or broken bricks, but they never inspect the integrity or safety of the chimney’s interior. Chimneys are complex and require more than a flashlight to get the whole story. Before you buy your next house be sure that the chimney is safe, and don’t let the cost of any needed repairs sneak up on you months or years down the road.

At Chimney Savers, we understand that real estate deadlines can happen quickly. We will do everything in our power to fit you into our schedule and have a strong track record of working alongside real estate professionals to get the job done.

INSURANCE INSPECTIONS

Have you had a chimney fire? Did a tree fall and damage your chimney? Chimney Savers is a favorite of insurance companies and homeowners because we offer thorough and straightforward insurance inspection reports. We take photos of any damage and send a report with the facts on what caused the damage to your chimney and what it will need to fix it. We also provide proposals, not estimates, so you know exactly what the cost will be.

DRONE INSPECTIONS

Chimney Savers is now offering licensed drone inspections. Perhaps your chimney is too high to access with ladders, or you just put a new roof on and would prefer if someone wasn’t climbing on it. With a drone inspection, you get quality photos or videos of your chimney without the worry of damage to your property.

Own a commercial building? We also offer drone inspections for commercial properties. Oftentimes, chimneys and stacks on commercial buildings are too tall to inspect the exterior masonry with traditional methods. The interior of these chimneys can also be too large for even the highest quality chimney camera. Let our state-of-the art drone inspection system take photos of your industrial chimney or stack both inside and outside.

REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS

When looking to buy a new home, everyone knows that you should have a home inspection done, but did you know that the home inspector doesn’t inspect the chimney? Yes, home inspectors look for obvious red flags, like loose or broken bricks, but they never inspect the integrity or safety of the chimney’s interior. Chimneys are complex and require more than a flashlight to get the whole story. Before you buy your next house be sure that the chimney is safe, and don’t let the cost of any needed repairs sneak up on you months or years down the road.

At Chimney Savers, we understand that real estate deadlines can happen quickly. We will do everything in our power to fit you into our schedule and have a strong track record of working alongside real estate professionals to get the job done.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to get my chimney cleaned?
There are two main reasons to clean your chimney regularly: safety & performance. If you use a fireplace or woodstove in your home, the byproducts of burning wood are left in your chimney. The most common byproduct is creosote, a black, tar-like substance that is extremely combustible. When creosote ignites inside your chimney, it can cause a chimney fire. Buildup inside the chimney can also diminish the performance of your appliance, causing it to run less efficiently. A chimney sweep will remove creosote, soot, ash and any blockages throughout your heating system, keeping you safe and your heating system running at peak efficiency.
What if I burn oil, pellet, or gas? Do I still need a chimney cleaning?
Yes. Chimney cleanings are not just important for wood-burning appliances. Oil and gas-fired appliances, as well as pellet stoves, should also be inspected and cleaned on an annual basis to remove any debris or buildup and to optimize your heating system’s performance.
How often should I have my chimney inspected and cleaned?
According to the Fire Protection Agency, chimneys should be inspected yearly and, if necessary, cleaned. The amount of buildup in your chimney will vary depending on how often you use it, the construction of the chimney, the design of the appliance, and the type of fuel.
How often should I have my chimney inspected and cleaned?
According to the Fire Protection Agency, chimneys should be inspected yearly and, if necessary, cleaned. The amount of buildup in your chimney will vary depending on how often you use it, the construction of the chimney, the design of the appliance, and the type of fuel.
When is the best time to have my chimney cleaned?
We believe spring is the best time to get your chimney cleaned for a few reasons. Think of the old saying, “The early bird catches the worm.” When you clean your chimney in the spring and beat the fall rush, you get convenience of scheduling and often save money (we offer discounted prices in the spring as an incentive). In addition, if the inspection shows that repairs are needed, you are allowing yourself plenty of time to get them done before the next heating season. Spring is also best for prolonging your chimney’s life. The deposits that build up in your chimney are acidic and eat away at the inside of the chimney; removing them earlier in the year (after the heating season) will result in less deterioration. Finally, cleaning your chimney early in the year can eliminate odors caused by creosote and ash in your chimney, keeping your home smelling fresh. Read more in our blog post on Angie’s List. (link)
What should I expect during my chimney inspection and cleaning appointment?

Here’s what you can expect when you choose Chimney Savers for your cleaning and inspection needs.

Who? We send only fully-trained and nationally certified chimney sweeps to your home. Our chimney sweeps are not only CSIA-certified – the industry gold standard for cleaning and inspection – but are honest, knowledgeable, and friendly.

What? When our chimney sweeps first arrive at your home, they will introduce themselves and will ask you to show them your chimney and heating appliance. Before beginning any work, they will lay down drop cloths and set up a HEPA (High‐Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuum to ensure the house is left spotless. Then they use state-of-the-art equipment to clean, inspect, and diagnose any issues throughout the chimney system. Finally, they will compile their findings -including photographs of your chimney – and recommendations in a report for your records.

How long? A chimney inspection and cleaning will usually be done in less than one hour, but can last as long as two, depending on the complexity and design of the system in your home.

Where? We will need access to all areas of the house that the chimney runs through. This includes the area around the appliance(s), the basement where the bottom of the chimney is, the attic, and the roof.

What is a Level II Inspection?

This is referring to the three levels of inspection outlined by the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 211 is the standard upon which certified chimney sweeps base their services. Each level of inspection covers specific items depending on the individual appliance and venting system. Please read the explanation of the three levels of inspections and what services your chimney service technician should provide for each level. Or for more information, visit [csia link].

Level 1 Inspection: If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is recommended. In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician will examine all readily-accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connections.

Level 2 Inspection: A Level 2 inspection includes everything in a Level 1 inspection, plus the accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Level 2 inspection also includes inspection by video scanning to thoroughly examine the inside of your chimney. This kind of inspection is recommended anytime you buy or sell a house, as well as after a chimney fire or house fire.

Level 3 Inspection: A Level 3 inspection is designed to uncover structural damage or problems in concealed areas of the chimney. In addition to everything in a Level 1 and a Level 2 inspection, it includes the removal of certain components of the building or chimney (e.g., chimney crown, interior chimney wall) when necessary. This would only be done to gain access to concealed areas that are suspected of being hazardous. A Level 3 inspection would likely be recommended if there is damage to your home because of a chimney fire or severe storm.

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