A Level 1 inspection is recommended if your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, and is required as part of a basic cleaning.
In a Level 1 inspection, we examine the readily accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior, and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. We look for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. We also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
We use a wire brush that is suited to the size of your chimney to scrub residue from the interior walls. As part of the service, tarps will be placed at the bottom of the fireplace and efforts will be made to keep the mess minimal.
We ensure your chimney crowns covers and seals the top of the chimney from the flue liner to the chimney edge. This prevents water penetration through the top of your chimney and saves major restoration expenses.
Cracked or deteriorating brick or mortar, typically in the back wall, is one of the most common problems with the firebox. We repair the issue and keep your fireplace looking as beautiful as possible.
Flashing is the seal between the roofing material and the chimney. Flashing prevents rainwater from running down the chimney into living spaces where it can damage ceilings and walls and cause rot in rafters.
We restore a deteriorating, unsafe chimney to full code compliance quickly and economically.
We replace any missing or loose mortar in brick chimneys.