Sweeping, Service & Inspection

As chimney professionals, we do more than just clean chimneys. We provide you a peace of mind when using your heating appliance. Our technicians address build up in the flue system as well as the appliance itself*. Every sweep includes a Level I visual inspection and a video scan of your chimney flue to ensure your chimneys integrity.

We perform the following sweeps and service;

Wood stove

Pellet stove

Oil furnace flue

Gas fireplace, insert or freestanding hearth appliance service**

Level I, II & III Inspections

Level 1 – Included with Sweep Level 2 Inspection  Level 3 Inspection

Scope

Readily accessible area of chimney, structure, and flue. Lack of           obstruction or combustible deposits in flue. Basic appliance installation and connection.  All subjects of a Level 1 Inspection. Proper construction and condition of accessible portions of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues. Proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations. Size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.  All subjects of a Level 1 and Level 2 inspections. Proper construction and condition of concealed portions of chimney structure and enclosed flues. Proper clearances from combustibles. 

Access Required

Shall include readily accessible portion of chimney exterior and interior: accessible portions of appliance and chimney connection.  All accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection: includes inspection by video scanning and other means.  External and internal portions of the chimney structure, including concealed areas of the building or chimney: includes removal of components of the building or chimney where necessary , but only as necessary to gain access to areas that are the subject of inspection.

Circumstance

Annual inspection as required by Section 13.2. During routine cleaning of chimney flue. Upon direct replacement of a connected appliance with one of similar type, input rating, and efficiency.  Upon addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or replacement of an appliance with one of dissimilar type, input rating, or efficiency; prior to relining or replacement of flue lining: upon sale or transfer of the property: after an operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damage to the chimney.  Where necessary for the investigation of an incident that has caused damage to the chimney or building. Where a hazard detected or suspected as the result of a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection cannot be fully evaluated without access to concealed areas. 

Indications

For verification of suitability of the chimney for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same appliances of appliances.  For verification of suitability of the chimney for new or changed conditions of service; Level 1 inspection not sufficient to determine serviceability of the chimney. When construction of all parts of chimney is deemed critical to its renewed or continued use; requires only for those areas that cannot be properly evaluated by a Level 1 or Level 2 Inspection. 
*Appliance service not included with Oil burning systems.
**GF0801981

 

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