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Chimney Inspection In Lexington SC

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Advanced Chimney Sweep provides professional chimney inspections in Lexington SC. We are committed to continuing education and training to ensure we maintain our reputation as a premium chimney sweep company. We guarantee our clients will receive the most professional service available to protect their homes and families.

chimney inspection in Lexington SCWhy You Need a Chimney Inspection In Lexington SC

While a chimney can enhance the appearance of your home, its primary purpose is to vent smoke, toxic fumes and contaminants to reduce the risk of fire and carbon monoxide exposure when using your wood-burning fireplace or heating stove. Since small cracks and other difficult to spot damage can impact the safety of your home and its occupants, it is prudent to have your chimney inspected annually.

A comprehensive visual inspection will evaluate the current condition of the chimney. In many cases the chimney professional is able to identify minor problems before they grow into more expensive repairs. A neglected chimney will weaken over time, causing other serious issues that could be avoided with annual chimney inspections.

The Three Levels of Chimney Inspections

Our Certified Chimney Professionals perform chimney inspections under the industry-standard guidelines established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Level 1:

The standard visual inspection of all accessible areas of the chimney and attached heating appliances.

Level 2:

A level 2 is an advanced inspection that includes a Level 1 inspection, plus a video scan of the internal surfaces and joints inside your chimney. Visual inspection in the attic of the chimney is also performed. It is required whenever there have been any changes or damages to the chimney or heating appliance. A level 2 inspection is also needed during the sale or transfer of a home, which is why it is often referred to as a Real Estate Chimney Inspection.

Level 3:

When an inspection reveals a problem, a level 3 inspection may be necessary. It includes both a Level 1 and Level 2 inspection, plus the removal of components to examine an inaccessible portion of the chimney to locate the source of a problem, like a water leak, for example.

Professional Chimney Inspection in lexington scDifference Between Real Estate Chimney Inspection and Home Inspection

When buying or selling a home, you will need both a home inspection and a chimney inspection. Generally, home inspections do not include a comprehensive examination of the chimney system. A reputable home inspector will advise you to have a chimney inspection performed by a certified chimney professional. For sellers, a chimney inspection will let you make any necessary repairs which can increase the value of your property. For buyers, it eliminates the surprise of any uncorrected issues or expensive repairs after you have purchased the property.

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Homeowners know they can trust Advanced Chimney Sweep for Professional Chimney Inspections throughout South Carolina. We service the entire CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) and the South Carolina Midlands region, Augusta GA, Lexington SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Batesburg-Leesville SC, West Columbia SC, Forest Acres SC, Bamberg SC, and other neighboring communities.