Advanced Chimney Sweep provides chimney inspections in Aiken, SC, and across Aiken County and Edgefield County. From Augusta GA to Lexington SC and the surrounding areas, you will see our service trailers keeping our customer’s chimneys, fireplaces, and stoves running smoothly.
For many homeowners, the only way to determine that the chimney is safe to use with their fireplace or wood stove is with a chimney inspection. As the stack matures, the masonry can become soft and brittle due to normal wear and tear. Extreme weather conditions like freezing temperatures in the evening and warmer temperatures during the day can cause cracks in the surface. The uppermost portion of the chimney is prone to cracks in the chimney crown. These issues can allow water to penetrate the chimney where it can deteriorate bricks and mortar. These deficiencies can lead to chimney leaks, and other issues that can increase the risk of a fire or exposure to carbon monoxide exhaust.
Our Chimney Sweeps are Certified Chimney Professionals that perform Level I, II, and III inspections under industry guidelines established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The chimney sweep will inspect the entire chimney system, from top to bottom, inside and out, as well as any attached solid-fueled or liquid-fueled heating appliances. The purpose of the inspection is to evaluate the current condition of your chimney, flue, and heating appliances.
A chimney inspection will uncover any problems or defects that need repair. Often, we can catch a minor problem before it develops into a more significant and costly repair. The inspection will also let you know if you need a chimney cleaning. When you skip an annual chimney inspection and cleaning, you run the risk of exacerbating any existing problems that can develop into more severe safety or structural issues.
We also provide level II real estate chimney inspections as a service to home buyers and sellers. According to NFPA 211, A level II inspection is required before the sale or transfer of a home. If you’re a buyer or seller, a chimney inspection will provide you with a more comprehensive assessment of its condition. The inspection will include a visual examination of all accessible areas in the attic area and a video scan of the surface and flue liner. The report will list any necessary chimney repairs that will need to be made to render the chimney safe. A general home inspection will not provide that level of detail, nor will you know whether the chimney is safe for use with the fireplace or heating stove.
Homeowners know they can trust the Certified Chimney Professionals at Advanced Chimney Sweep for Chimney Inspections across South Carolina. We service the entire South Carolina Midlands region, including Columbia SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Batesburg-Leesville SC, West Columbia SC, Forest Acres SC, Bamberg SC, and more.