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Chimney Inspection In Orangeburg SC

chimney inspection in orangeburg sc

Advanced Chimney Sweep provides professional chimney inspections and cleanings in Orangeburg SC.Our chimney techs want to help you with the safety of your chimney. If you think you have a problem with your chimney it’s better to inspect and fix the issue before more problems come up!

chimney inspection in orangeburg scHomeowners need to understand the condition of their chimney. With it being exposed to stormy weather this can cause damages that accelerate its deterioration and may even make it unsafe to use. The only way to evaluate its condition is with a professional chimney inspection.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends an annual inspection of all chimneys to ensure they are in proper working condition.  Even if the chimney has not been in use, conditions inside the chimney can change and cause a dangerous situation.  Animals such as birds, squirrels, and raccoons can enter the chimney and build nests, causing blockages.  Aging chimneys exposed to the summer and winter weather can cause deterioration or cracking of the mortar.

Our Certified Chimney Professionals are trained to perform inspections of your fireplace and chimney in accordance with the NFPA guidelines.  We check all the system components from the top of the chimney down to the fireplace and foundation.  We use specialized camera systems inside the chimney to inspect areas that we cannot see from the top or bottom to ensure there are no deficiencies that will cause you a problem.  We then give you a detailed report with all your fireplace information.  Our goal is to leave your home safer than when we arrived!

The Three Levels of Inspection

Our Certified Chimney Professional performs three levels of inspection following the industry-standard guidelines established by the National Fire Protection Association. We also provide real estate chimney inspections that are usually required before the sale or transfer of residential property.

Level 1 inspection:

This is the standard annual chimney inspection for homeowners that use solid or liquid fuel heating appliances. It’s a comprehensive, top to bottom, visual inspection of the accessible areas of the chimney system and attached heating appliances.

Level 2 inspection:

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 inspection:

This inspection is required when a previous inspection uncovers a serious problem with the chimney system. It includes everything in a level 1 and level 2 inspection, plus the removal of components to enter inaccessible areas to locate and examine the problem source.

The inspector will provide the homeowner with a detailed written evaluation of the chimney, noting any action that should be taken, such as chimney cleaning or recommended repairs. The report may also include pictures and video documenting the condition of the chimney and flue.

level 3 chimney inspectionReal Estate Chimney Inspection Vs. Home Inspection

What may be surprising to some homeowners is that a general home inspection does not include a detailed assessment of the chimney’s condition. Only a real estate chimney inspection conducted by a trained and Certified Chimney Professional will provide a thorough examination of the entire chimney structure, including any deficiencies and required repairs.

Professional Chimney Inspection In Orangeburg SC

Customers know they can trust Advanced Chimney Sweep for professional chimney inspections in South Carolina. We serve 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 nearby locations.