Chimney Inspection in McKinney
Regular Inspection of Your Chimney is Important for the Safety of Your McKinney Home.
Regularly scheduled chimney inspections are instrumental in the detection of problems and the prevention of additional damage. Sweeps n Ladders has the most trusted chimney inspection process for McKinney homes. Our annual inspection process will provide you and your family with peace of mind knowing your home is safe.
McKinney Chimney Inspection and Cleaning, a Magnificent Pair
Every home in McKinney should have its chimney cleaned every 3 years, or one year if used extensively. Performing a chimney inspection during the same visit will ensure your McKinney home is well protected. We feel chimney inspections are as important or more than chimney cleaning. Sweeps n Ladders offers 3 different types of professional chimney inspections, which we will discuss further below. In McKinney, Sweeps n Ladders is the chimney sweep company people have trusted with their fireplaces, factory-built fireplaces, fireplace remodels, chimney caps, and more.
Did you know, an unused fireplace is not necessarily problem-free? Using a fireplace, after many years of nonuse, places your home in a dangerous situation. Sometimes fireplace damage or deterioration is not easily visible without the right tools. Unused fireplaces could have deteriorated or have an unknown blockage. If not found and the fireplace used without an inspection, unseen issues can cause a house fire or expose the household to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Many serious house fires are the result of the use of a neglected fireplace for the first time in a long while.
Repair the Damaged Chimney, in Your McKinney Home, as Soon as Possible
To avoid a house fire, it’s critically important to repair a damaged chimney as soon as possible. Sometimes it’s easy to tell your chimney needs repair, while other times, it can only be found during a chimney inspection. Even when a McKinney homeowner very rarely uses a well-maintained fireplace and only burns seasoned wood, a chimney inspection is still highly recommended to confirm the chimney was not damaged since the last chimney inspection.
Types of Chimney Inspections for McKinney Homes
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established three types, or levels, of chimney inspections.
Type 1 Chimney Inspection – Needed under the following conditions:
- No noticeable change in chimney performance
- No noticeable change in fireplace venting
This type of inspection is for McKinney homeowners who simply need assurance the chimney can be safely operated. Type 1 inspections are recommended annually or when chimney cleaning is scheduled. The Sweeps n Ladders chimney inspection technician will examine the interior and exterior parts of the chimney, including the:
- Smoke Chamber
- Chimney Cap
- Chimney Exterior
- Masonry and Mortar Joints
- Look for Blockages and Combustible Deposits (Creosote)
Type 2 Chimney Inspection – Needed under the following conditions:
- Recently purchased home
- Modifications to the chimney are planned
- Recent fire in the chimney
A type 2 chimney inspection is more involved than type 1 and includes the services in type 1. We will inspect all internal joints and surfaces for visible cracks and damage. A special video camera is used to take a close look at the inside of the flue and chimney, top to bottom. Any areas of concern will be addressed and suggestions offered.
Type 3 Chimney Inspection – Needed under the following conditions:
Extremely rare, type 3 chimney inspections involve the full investigation of potential deterioration in areas that are not readily accessible and all services from type 1 and 2. Components of the fireplace and chimney may need to be removed, such as bricks, metal flue pipes, masonry, chimney caps, and more. A Level 3 inspection is required only when Level 1 and 2 inspections reveal a serious problem that requires immediate action.
Chimney inspections of McKinney homes is critical. Most problems and potential disasters can be avoided with an annual inspection. Call Sweeps n Ladders today and schedule a chimney inspection for your McKinney home today and have a little peace of mind. (469)777-8432
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