At CinderBox Chimney Services, we are associated with highly esteemed organizations such as the CSIA and the NFPA, both of which recommend investing in annual inspections of your chimney. We take our training seriously, and we are proud to be certified with the CSIA and the NFI, guaranteeing we can take care of anything you need to be done!
Most inspections are fairly basic, especially if you’re a homeowner who invests in regular maintenance, but there are times when a more in-depth analysis of your system will be required. This is where the different levels of inspections come in! Our sweeps offer NFPA 211 Level 1 and 2 inspections, so you’re sure to get exactly what you need from us, no matter what.
When Are Level 2 Inspections Necessary?
So, what makes a situation require a level 2 inspection? Well, one of the biggest scenarios we come across is when someone is transferring property. Whether you are buying or selling a home, a level 2 inspection needs to be done on the chimney, and it’s always best to hire a certified chimney professional to get the job done.
Many assume this is taken care of in the home inspection, but typically this is not the case. Home inspectors are not required to do a thorough overview of the chimney and fireplace and in many cases, they won’t even look in the flue. When trained and experienced sweeps like ours are on the job, you can rest easier knowing every nook and cranny is being checked out. If the home you’re buying has a fireplace, you’ll definitely want this step done before making any commitments!
We’ve come across way too many homeowners who didn’t get their system checked over before buying their home, only to be very disappointed when we ended up discovering lots of problems. Don’t let this happen to you. If you’re investing in new property, you deserve to get everything you pay for, and we want to help you get the home you’ve always dreamed about. If you’re ready to get our team on the job, please give us a call today!
Other cases where a level 2 inspection is necessary is after something major has occurred, like a chimney fire or natural disaster, or if the unit has undergone reconstruction or a change in fuel type. Again, there’s no guaranteeing that the original owners of the home took the appropriate steps after undergoing issues or making a big change. Allow yourself peace of mind by investing in a level 2 inspection today.
What Does A Level 2 Inspection Entail?
When we come to your home for a level 2 inspection, we’ll examine all visible and easily accessible parts of the system, just as we would do in a level 1 inspection. On top of this, we’ll use video equipment to get a thorough look at every aspect of your chimney’s interior, so you know whether or not everything is in tip-top shape.
Should repairs, sweepings, or other maintenance be necessary, count on us to help you out. From major damage to minor cracks, we have got you covered. Count on CinderBox Chimney Services for it all!