Fireplace Inspections

Goodrich Chimney – Certified Chimney Sweeps

At Goodrich Chimney, we offer fireplace inspections as a standalone service or as part of your chimney sweep service.

With over 15 years providing excellent service to clients across Colorado’s Front Range, we have the experience to find and resolve chimney and fireplace issues.

Levels of Chimney Inspections

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) breaks chimney inspections into three levels based on specific circumstances.

  • Level 1 – Best for fireplace systems with no change under continued service. The inspector checks for basic soundness to ensure the system functions properly and has no blockages or buildup.

  • Level 2 – Best for changes to a fireplace system or during the sale or transfer of a property. The inspection includes everything in the Level 1 inspection plus additional accessible areas of the chimney. The inspector uses a video scanner to examine internal areas. This is required when you sell or purchase a home with an existing fireplace and chimney system.

  • Level 3 – Best for examination of concealed parts of the chimney when the Level 1 or Level 2 inspections indicate a need for further investigation. Level 3 inspections can include the removal of certain components of the chimney for a more detailed evaluation.

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How Often Should You Schedule a Chimney Inspection?

Chimney systems and appliances require an annual inspection.

The National Fire Protection Agency provides the standards for chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and solid fuel-burning appliances. NFPA 211 sets the standard for annual inspections.

An annual inspection and cleaning keep your chimney in top shape. It’s the best way to maintain your chimney for the burning season and prevent chimney fires. Even if you rarely use your fireplace, you still need an annual inspection.

What’s Included in a Fireplace Inspection?

The standard yearly chimney inspection includes cleaning and an evaluation of your chimney system. The chimney sweep looks for physical defects in the firebox or flue. In addition, they identify built-up creosote and any blockages. A chimney inspection evaluates the status of the structure, including stability, leaks, or cracks.

When done annually, fireplace inspections help extend the lifespan of the fireplace and reduce your risks of danger.

When Do You Need a Fireplace Inspection?

As we stated, fireplaces require annual inspections. However, any change in the status of the fireplace requires an inspection. This includes positive changes, like remodels and renovations. But, negative circumstances, like a fire, flooding, or structural damage, also require an inspection.

We recommend a chimney inspection before you purchase a home and especially before you use a fireplace for the first time after buying a property.

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What Types of Fireplaces Need Inspection?

If you use a fireplace at all, it needs an annual inspection. This includes gas fireplaces. Manufacturers of natural and gas-burning appliances recommend the annual inspection and cleaning of all their products. Annual inspections and cleanings help your gas fireplace run more efficiently and safely.

Why Choose Goodrich for a Chimney Inspection?

With our state-of-the-art equipment we are the best option for your chimney inspection.

We will give you our honest and reliable opinion. We are a local and family-owned, Colorado small business. We’re invested in our community and care about our clients. We also know that our reputation matters. Customer service, clear communication, and trust come first!

Plus, we have a passion for building beautiful fireplaces and chimneys. With that, we want to ensure they operate well and keep our clients safe. From fireplace inspections to custom stonework, we’re here to serve you.

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