Fireplace & Woodstove Safety Information
A visit from your chimney sweep should also include an inspection of the chimney plus any appliances and connector pipes. Degrees of service vary as do fees charged by chimney sweep companies (see info regarding LEVELS OF INSPECTION). This may be a simple visible inspection or as thorough as an inspection of the chimney interior and inaccessible areas with a video camera. A more thorough video inspection may be recommended when a home is being bought or sold, following a chimney fire to inspect for damages, following major weather events that could cause damage, or if a visible inspection leads to concern hidden areas require a closer look. Video inspections can also be recorded and left with the homeowner. If you suspect that a video inspection is required then we advise you to notify your chimney sweep so he is fully prepared to be of help; this process will require extra time and usually involves additional fees not included in a standard chimney cleaning service.