Inspection & Evaluation
The chimney sweeping industry recommends yearly inspections and maintenance as needed.
Gary Dias Pro Chimney Service has been providing chimney inspections for the real estate industry since 2000. I provide you with a comprehensive report that includes digital photos, industry standard references and any recommended repairs. An estimate of repair can be supplied with the report if applicable. I provide fast, convenient scheduling and report turn-around time. (expect some delays from September through January).
We offer two types of inspections that meet the National Fire Protection Agency's 211 standard for fireplace evaluation:
Level One Inspection
This is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of the chimney structure and flue. I will be able to give you a basic condition report after this inspection. We inspect the readily accessible areas of the chimney in the living area and at the exterior of the home. Some of the areas covered are the firebox, damper, and smoke chamber. Outside, the spark arrester will be checked to make sure it does not restrict the draft, and that it meets local building codes. The structure will be checked for basic soundness and any evidence of deterioration.
Level Two Inspection
This is the inspection recommended before modifications, during a change in property ownership, or after a chimney fire, or earthquake. A closed circuit camera system may be used to inspect the condition of the interior of the flue during a Level Two Inspection. You will receive a detailed report outlining any areas of concern.