We will keep an eye out.
There’s a good chance that you’re not a chimney expert. That’s 100% okay. It would be a little weird if you were.
But since you’re not, there’s also a good chance you’re not quite sure if your chimney is safe to operate. That’s not okay.
Whether you have a fireplace, furnace, or water heater chimney, getting an inspection should be part of your regular maintenance routine. It allows you to find and fix minor issues before they become major repairs.
For the homeowners of Chicago, Vertical’s Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified technicians can help make this process painless.
If it has been a while since your last inspection, give us a shout.
The Levels of Chimney Inspection
The Chimney Safety Institute of America has dictated that there are 3 levels of inspections. We offer all three:
Level 1 – Visual Inspection
Our most basic inspection, a Level 1 includes a visual inspection of the firebox and exterior surfaces of the chimney for signs of damage and deterioration that need to be addressed.
Level 2 – Safety Inspection
A bit more detailed and highly recommended, the Level 2 is a 20 point inspection that includes running a 360 degree camera up the flue for a closer look of the inside of the chimney system. We are looking to ensure there are no cracks or voids within the chimney and that the system is capable of safely containing and venting the byproducts of combustion.
Level 3 Inspection
A Level 3 is only done if we suspect there is significant damage. If this is the case for your chimney, our certified technician will take the time to explain to you why it is recommended during your appointment.
When is an inspection necessary?
If you’re asking, you probably need one.
Inspections should be routine so we can find and fix minor issues before they become major problems. If you’re not sure your chimney is safe to use, or if it’s just been a while since your last inspection, it’s probably a good time to contact us.