Chimney Scanning

What’s up your flue? A chimney inspection is basically the same thing as a sewer scan, but for the chimney. This is recommended for all solid fuel burning appliances, which typically means a wood-burning fireplace or pellet stove, any time there is a sale or transfer of a property. Our inspector will visually inspect by video scanning the internal surfaces for obstructions and combustible deposits along with the joints of all flue liners incorporated within the chimney. The inspector will also be looking for basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue; as well as the basic appliance installation and connections if applicable.

Types of Chimney Inspection Services

Chimney inspections are ideal for detecting any chimney problems and are a part of chimney maintenance. Our chimney services vary depending on the type you’re interested in. At Central Real Estate Inspections, we can conduct a variety of chimney inspections for customers, such as:

  • Level One: These inspections are routine chimney inspections during regular cleaning or maintenance. 
  • Level Two: This inspection examines the inside of the chimney with modern equipment. 
  • Level Three: This is a comprehensive inspection that’s invasive. It requires partially disassembling the chimney. 

Why Your Chimney Needs a Video Scan

We recommend getting your chimney inspected at least once a year, primarily if you use it frequently. Getting a home inspector to evaluate your chimney can help in many ways. 

Doing so can help prevent chimney fires, but that’s not the only reason why you should get a video scan for your chimney. 

When you have an older chimney, you should get a video scan to ensure everything is in working order. Even with newer chimneys, getting a video scan can give you peace of mind when you use your fireplace. The key is getting a scan for preventative maintenance before things get worse. 

Chimney Scan Benefits

Getting a chimney scan with Central Real Estate Inspections has many benefits. The main advantage is your safety. Inspections help make sure they’re working correctly, which can prevent fires from starting when you use the fireplace.

Fires can happen in the chimney when there’s a blockage, so an inspection can identify that and remove the hazard. Regular inspections will help give you peace of mind. When you get a chimney inspection, it can improve how well it works. The assessment will identify poor drafts or air leaks that you can repair to improve the chimney. 

Other benefits of a chimney inspection include compliance with local building codes and your insurance company. If your homeowner’s policy requires chimney inspections, you’ll want to stay on top of those so you’re not penalized. 

Certified Chimney Inspections in Rochester, NY

If you’re looking for chimney inspections in Rochester or the greater Rochester area, Central Real Estate Inspections can help. We have a highly trained team of professionals who know everything there is to know about scanning chimneys. 

When you hire us to inspect your chimney, you’ll have a trustworthy and reliable inspector to handle the job. We have some of the most affordable rates in Rochester and the surrounding areas and have no hidden fees. 

We can help give you peace of mind knowing that your risk of a chimney fire is low and allow you to feel safer in your home. Contact us today to schedule your chimney inspection!

What are the limitations
on an inspection?

A real estate inspection or home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of a home inspection.