A Level 1 chimney inspection is the most common type of investigation. If you¡¯ve used your fireplace recently without any issue, then this may be the inspection level for you. With this inspection, a chimney sweep will visually inspect the exterior of your chimney and flue. They will also look at the interior of your fireplace with a flashlight to ensure there are no airflow blockages.
A Level 2 inspection is necessary if you¡¯re going to sell your home, but it is also essential if you¡¯ve had any recent storm or fire damage to your home. This inspection goes into more detail than a Level 1 inspection, and involves your technician crawling into the attic, crawlspace, and any other accessible areas around your chimney. Here, a chimney sweep uses a video camera to examine the flue and check for internal cracks in the structure of your stack.
A Level 3 inspection is more comprehensive than the previous two levels. In addition to making all of the checks of Level 1 and 2 inspections, a Level 3 entails removing parts of the building or chimney. This removal allows a chimney sweep to examine the interior more carefully if your chimney has sustained severe damage.
Garett has been a professional Chimney Sweep for over a decade. Not only is he familiar with chimney's in all parts of Colorado, but he started down this path in Antelope Valley, California. Garett is a proud member of many different organizations, large and small, and loves helping his community any way he can. He is currently a member of:
- The Better Business Bureau
- National Chimney Sweep Guild
- Fort Collins Board of Real Estate
- National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)