When you put your money into something, you want quality, and you want to keep it that way. When you buy a car, you don’t look for a junker. You research, save, and purchase a great new or used car that will fit your needs. In order to keep it in good shape, you take care of it. This is true of any investment that you make including a chimney. You do what you need to to keep it in good condition and working for you as long as possible.
When you install a fireplace, insert, or stove, it will need a chimney or other type of vent specific to the appliance. The chimney system vents harmful gases from the home. Additionally, vents help your fire burn efficiently and keep your house warm. It is designed to last as long as your home, but only when it is used and maintained properly. Chimneys that drop in efficiency and lead to fires or structural problems are usually the result of neglect. Chimney fires, leaks, and malfunctions are preventable. You can help prevent problems with your chimney when you schedule routine maintenance.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends routine chimney sweeps and annual inspections for the most efficient and safe fire. When you choose a professional chimney sweep for all of your comprehensive chimney needs, you are less likely to have a problem now or in the future.
CSIA certified chimney sweeps make it our goal to keep homeowners safe and warm each winter. At Chesapeake Chimney & Co. we strive to offer the best services year-round in order to give our customers the best chance for safety. We offer CSIA inspections in spring, summer, fall, and winter. If you haven’t scheduled your inspection yet, don’t worry. There is still time depending on what type of inspection you need.
Level One – Required when no changes have been made to the system and no changes are planned. This inspection includes all of the readily accessible portions of the chimney system and requires no special tools.
Level Two – This inspection is required when a change is made to the system, including installations, repairs, and natural occurrences that might shift or damage the chimney system. A level two inspection is also required for a home sale or property transfer. It includes all the areas covered in a level one inspection as well as those areas in attics or crawlspaces.
Level Three – This inspection is required if hazards are identified in a level one or two inspection. It includes everything readily accessible. Special tools may be required and components may need to be removed in order to gain access to hazards, including walls and chimney parts.
When you schedule a chimney sweep with Chesapeake Chimney & Co., you can rest assured that your chimney is in good working order and safe for the winter. It’s our goal that all the homeowners in our service area remain safe and warm this winter. Put your trust in Chesapeake Chimney & Co. today! Call 410-535-0052!