Your chimney serves the most important function of any system in your home. It works constantly to protect your family from harmful gases and the risk of fire. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are dedicated to consumer safety. That’s why they recommend regular maintenance for the safest and most efficient chimney system. Your chimney needs a sweep regularly. This keeps it working properly, reduces odors, and decreases risk of flue fire.
It’s like having an annual tune-up, can prevent some types of damage, but doesn’t detect hidden dangers. By the time the average homeowner notices a problem with the chimney system, there is likely devastating hidden damage. The interior of the chimney is hidden from even professionals. This why Black Moose Chimney and Stove utilizes state-of-the-art technology to perform video scans along with our chimney inspections.
Benefits of a Video Scan
A CSIA chimney inspection is categorized into three different levels of assessment, and required by home owners insurance:
- Level One Inspection
The annual assessment of the accessible portions of the system is scheduled when nothing has changed about your system.
- Level Two Inspection
This assessment is required when something changes with your system or before a land transfer, and includes all readily-accessible portions as well as everything inspected during a level one inspection. A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) requires special tools to reach hidden portions of the chimney, as well as a video scan.
- Level Three Inspection
This thorough inspection is scheduled when hazards are found in a level two inspection. A level three inspection is also required following a fire or natural disaster which can affect your chimney’s safety.
Your Chimney Report
Black Moose Chimney and Stove strives to keep our New Hampshire customers safe and comfortable by educating the public about chimney risks and fire safety. We offer services to maintain safety and prevent damage, injury, and death to our customers. When one of our technicians performs a chimney inspection, your chimney system will be inspected by a video scan. This is to ensure the most thorough, accurate evaluation. Following an inspection we present our customers with footage as well as detailed reports for your records. Your real estate agent, home owners insurance provider, lawyers, and any other legal officers will look for the CSIA signature on documents.
Have you had suspicions about your chimney system, have recently purchased or inherited a property that hasn’t been inspected, or have endured hazards that could affect the soundness of your chimney? If so, you should call a professional right away, before seasonal weather can damage it further! Scheduling your chimney inspection and video scan this spring gives you time to have repairs made. A Black Moose technician is standing by to diagnose your chimney problems now. Call 603.525.7905 or request an appointment online.