Chimney Inspection in The Colony

Routine Inspection of Your Chimney is Vital for the Safety of Your The Colony Home.

Routinely scheduled chimney inspections are helpful in the detection of problems and the prevention of additional damage.  Sweeps n Ladders has the most reliable chimney inspection process in The Colony.  Our annual inspection process offers peace of mind, and the knowledge your home is safe.

The Colony Chimney Inspection and Cleaning, a Superb Pair

It is recommended every home in The Colony has its chimney cleaned every 3 years, or one year if extensively used.  Performing a chimney inspection during the same visit will make sure you’re The Colony home is well protected and safe.  We feel chimney inspections are as vital as chimney cleaning, maybe more.  Sweeps n Ladders offers 3 different types of professional chimney inspections, which we will discuss further below.  In The Colony, 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 or underutilized fireplace is not automatically 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 a Damaged Chimney, in Your The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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
  • Firebox
  • Damper
  • 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 which 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 The Colony homes are extremely important.  Most problems and potential disasters can be avoided with an annual inspection.  Call Sweeps n Ladders today and schedule a chimney inspection for your The Colony home today and have a little peace of mind. (469)777-8432

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