Professional Chimney Inspections by Certified Experts
What is the most active part of your home, yet it never moves?
It’s the chimney. Every day, thousands of cubic feet of air travel through it – some clean, some not so clean. No homeowner should assume their chimney can be used without thorough, routine chimney inspections, both exterior and interior. Rain, flue gases and freezing moisture cause erosion and deterioration to chimneys. Breaks in the chimney liner, even small ones, can reduce the chimney’s ability to vent all the products of combustion, allowing combustion gases and condensation to enter the home structure.
Don’t let these problems happen to your chimney. Contact the certified chimney professionals at Batts’ Chimney Services today to schedule your annual chimney and fireplace inspection!
The Importance of Annual Chimney Inspections
Your chimney systems are an important part of your home heating system, whether you burn in them or not! The National Fire Protection Association recommends an annual evaluation of all chimneys, fireplaces and vents. In gas and oil central heating systems, early detection of condensates within the chimney can help prevent additional costly home repairs.
For safe and efficient operation, your chimneys should be checked annually by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® such as Batts’ Chimney Services and cleaned as needed. Each year, unsafe chimneys cause a significant numbers of injuries and deaths and account for more than $200 million in property losses. Make chimney inspections a regular part of your home maintenance schedule. Don’t become a statistic!
About Chim-Scan® Video Chimney Inspections
In the past, the examination of the chimney interior involved either an ineffective flashlight and mirror or the expensive disassembly of part of the chimney to see problem areas. Now, with the Chim-Scan® video inspection service, it is easy to obtain an accurate evaluation of your chimney’s interior in a non-destructive way. We will be able to show you these precarious conditions, if they exist:
- Improper new construction
- Chimney fire damage
- Improper prefabricated chimney connection
- Deterioration from gas appliance connections
- Cracks, even hairline cracks, in flue liners
- Broken or missing tile liners & mortar joints
- Deterioration of the smoke shelf or damper
- “Quick-fixed” thimble holes
- Hidden breechings
- Nests, limbs & other blockages
While viewing the Chim-Scan® screen from your hearth or chimney base, you can view the condition of your fireplace and chimney. We can also point out vital information about the chimney’s interior condition. Seeing the interior will give you added peace of mind and a general knowledge of your chimney system.
Schedule Your Annual Chimney Inspection Today!
Ask for it by name: “I want a Chim-Scan done on my chimney!” We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you and answer any questions you may have about chimney inspections. To get in touch with Batts’ Chimney Services, submit the online form or call us at (256) 660-1338!