Three Levels of Chimney Inspections
Your chimney is one of the most important systems in your home. Neglecting it may lead to damage and danger, putting your property and your family at risk. Just like you schedule routine service appointments for your cars, it’s also important to schedule chimney maintenance.
Safe and Efficient Chimneys
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the safest and most efficient chimney and fireplace systems are cleaned regularly and inspected annually. After a long winter of regular use of your fireplace, the flue is likely coated in soot and creosote. A system that is clean of soot, creosote, and other debris allows for better airflow and more efficiency. When the chimney is venting properly, there is less risk of flue fire which means your family is safe and you have less risk of property loss.
When you schedule a chimney inspection with Black Moose Chimney & Stove you can choose from three levels of inspection as prescribed by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
Level One – This standard inspection requires no special tools and no additional access to the chimney system. The technician will visually inspect the readily accessible portions of the system, including the appliance and connections. This level of inspection is necessary every 12 months even if there are no problems with the fire unit or chimney.
Level Two – If there have been changes made to the system, repairs, installations, or if there is a problem with the system, a level two inspection is necessary. It is also required when a property is sold or transferred. It includes all that in a level one in addition to any accessible portions by way of attic or basement. This inspection also includes a cleaning, a 66-point inspection, and a video scan of the flue interior. Your technician will provide a formal report and pictures of damage or hazards.
Level Three – When a hazard is detected and the technician needs to gain access, a level three inspection is scheduled. This appointment may require special tools to demolish portions of the system and gain access to the hazard. A repair usually follows this inspection, but it is only required when absolutely necessary.
Contact Black Moose Chimney
If you live New Hampshire and haven’t had your chimney system inspected in the last year, call Black Moose today. Schedule during the off-season and you’ll have time to make necessary repairs before fall. Schedule your inspection with Black Moose and you can count on excellence and professionalism for all of your chimney care for the life of your chimney.
Call Black Moose Chimney & Stove at 603-525-7905 today.