If you haven’t had time to schedule a chimney inspection and cleaning yet, it’s not too late! In fact, autumn is a good time of year to give SirVent Chimney and Venting Service a call and get your appointment on our calendar. Although it will hopefully be quite some time before that first snow hits, it’s very important that you get that inspection out of the way, followed by a thorough cleaning by our CSIA certified professionals. Our CSIA certification means that we have been trained according to the top industry standards, and also that we have access to ongoing educational opportunities that keep us on top of all the latest techniques and technologies in the chimney business.
There are three levels of chimney inspection, and the professionals at SirVent Chimney and Venting Service are highly experienced and capable of performing all three. First, Level One. If you have been taking care of your chimney year after year, making sure to have it inspected annually, and making sure to burn only seasoned wood, you’re probably going to get by with a Level One inspection. During this type of inspection, we’ll be looking at those areas that we can easily get to and see. We’ll check out small repairs and make sure that your creosote level is low. If we find out that there are areas that need a closer look, we’ll recommend a Level Two type of inspection.
A Level Two inspection is a more in-depth inspection, and during this we’ll use video equipment to look more deeply into your chimney system. If during your initial inspection we see that you have had some serious damage, perhaps even a small chimney fire, a Level Two inspection will allow us to see what that serious damage is that needs to be repaired. Also, if you’ve made changes to the heating system or if you’re buying a property with a fireplace, you’ll need to get a Level Two inspection.
If our inspection shows that there is even more extensive damage, then we’ll recommend a Level Three inspection. During a Level Three inspection, we’ll have to remove some parts of your chimney in order to get to the interior areas that may be more heavily damaged. This may include damage to your flue liner, or it may mean that you’ve had a more advanced chimney fire that’s caused extensive damage to your mortar and bricks. Whatever the case, we’ll find it.
If you’re ready to get your chimney inspection underway before the snow flies, you can give us a call today and we’ll get you scheduled right away. We’re also the best in the business when it comes to any of the three types of chimney inspections, so whether you’re looking at a simple once over to get your chimney ready for the season, or you need more extensive work done, we’re the company to get the job done right!