Having an open-flame wood fire in your living room is serious business.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), nearly 18,000 fires are caused by wood-burning appliances every year. That’s just crazy. Chimney fires are a very common occurrence, so we’re diligent about recommending specialized chimney inspections..
WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT CHIMNEY SAFETY
Structure Tech offers level 2 chimney inspections as a stand-alone service and as an add-on to our home inspections. Our very own Scott Mahley obtained his Certified Chimney Sweep designation from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Scott dedicates a couple of days out of the week to do the majority of our level 2 chimney inspections. Jeff Corniea also obtained his Certified Chimney Sweep designation from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and has been doing chimney inspections on the days Scott is not.
Since we began offering chimney inspections, we’ve become convinced that most wood-burning masonry fireplace chimneys have problems. The problems are so widespread and so serious that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends a level 2 chimney inspection anytime there is a sale or transfer of a property.
What’s a level 2 chimney inspection?
A level 2 chimney inspection is conducted by running a specialized inspection camera through the interior of the fireplace and chimney to inspect for concealed damage to the flue liner, as well as the inspection of the exterior of the chimney.