If you haven’t had your chimney inspected and cleaned yet, now is the time to give Chimney Concepts a call. We want you to have a warm and cozy fireplace this winter, especially before the Wisconsin winter hits hard with snow and cold weather. Chimney inspections are an important part of taking care of your chimney, and it’s critical to make sure your fire experiences are safe and efficient. But did you know that there are three different levels of chimney inspections? No matter what your chimney inspection your fireplace and chimney needs, our professionals can handle it.

Level One Chimney Inspection

a beautiful masonry chimneyIf you have just given your fireplace normal use over the course of the winter, you have not made any changes to the fireplace or chimney, and you also stay on top of your annual inspections, then a level one chimney inspection is for you. During this inspection, we look things over at the basic level. This means that we’ll inspect everything that are readily accessible. We’ll check out the structure of the chimney system to make sure that it’s sound, and we also check to make sure that there are no obstructions to cause a chimney fire.

Level Two Chimney Inspection

If you have had changes to your chimney system or you are looking at selling your home, it is important to have a level two chimney inspection. Changes can include changing flue type, such as going from a wood burning format to a gas burning system. It also mean changes in the flue liner, or even changes caused by catastrophes such as weather or chimney fires. If you suspect your chimney has experienced damage, you’ll need to have a level two inspection.

During this inspection, we’ll come in and do an internal video inspection of your chimney. We also recommend repairs or rebuilds that are necessary to get your chimney system back to code. We won’t, however, remove any permanent parts of the chimney structure to do an deep inspection.

Level Three Chimney Inspection

If, after taking an interior look at your chimney we find damage using our video equipment, we will recommend a level three chimney inspection. In this inspection, we have to actually take off some panels or parts of the chimney to get to and inspect the damage. This type of inspection definitely call for repair work or rebuilding. If your chimney is damaged and you continue to use it, you may find yourself in a situation that could result in damage to your home or health.

Call Chimney Concepts

No matter what type of chimney inspection you are looking for, the place to call is Chimney Concepts. We only recommend the level of inspection you need. If we find work that needs to take place, we also have the experience and the expertise to do the job right. Give us a call today at 262-377-5811.