January 1st is a time for change. People set resolutions to diet, exercise, read, and make other positive lifestyle changes. Another common resolution involves household cleaning and maintenance. Often times, this includes a chimney inspection. They are crucial to the efficiency of your chimney and safety of your home and family. If you are in the Lexington area in need of chimney services, look no further! Our team of CSIA trained and certified technicians can handle all your needs. Read below for more information about chimney inspections, then give SirVent a call today!
Reputable organizations such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fireplace Protection Association (NFPA) recommend annual chimney inspections. The yearly inspection allows our team to catch and repair any problems before they lead to major hazards. Inspections are also necessary after major events such as chimney fires, severe weather damage, and after a long period of dormancy.
Three Levels of Inspection
There are three levels of chimney inspections, each unique and necessary depending on a variety of factors. Our team of chimney technicians is professionally trained and certified, so we know how to conduct each inspection and when each level is necessary. Therefore, we can handle all your needs!
The Level I inspection is the most basic of the three levels. A technician examines parts of the chimney such as the crown, cap, smoke chamber, damper, and more while checking for damages and leaks. Level I inspections are the minimum requirement if you keep up with annual chimney maintenance. Next, Level II inspections give us a better look at the interior of the system. We use a video camera to inspect the flue from top to bottom and identify any problems missed during a Level I inspection. Level II inspections are necessary after making changes in your system such as fuel source or appliances, during transfer of property ownership, and after severe events such as weather damage or fire. Finally, Level III inspections are the most severe and thorough. They are only performed as a last resort, and usually involve severe reconstruction and demolition work to the majority of your system.
Give Us a Call To Schedule a Chimney Inspection Today!
Chimney inspections are vital to the safety of your family and efficiency of your fireplace. We want all Lexington homeowners to feel safe as they relax by a warm, cackling fire this winter! Give us a call today at 859-241-1182 or schedule an appointment online! We can’t wait to help you!