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Chimney Inspections Rhode Island

Reasons You Need Chimney Inspections In Rhode Island

Rhode Island is one of the six great states of New England. However, the New England climate can be hard on your chimney.

The constant change in temperature year round causes the brick material to break down faster.

The long winters are hard on the exterior of the chimney and cause you to use your fireplace or stove more often which makes the inside dirty.

Sometimes you would never find any issue with your chimney until you performed a chimney inspection. Issues like creosote buildup, cracks in the chimney liner, leaky chimney flashing, etc.

A chimney inspection will give you the confidence you will surely want when going to operate your chimney. This way you know it will perform efficiently and won’t be a fire hazard. Regular inspections ensure your chimney stays in good condition.

We’ll just say this, chimney maintenance is a lot more affordable than chimney repair. If minor problems are left unattended, they become bigger problems and can lead to costly repairs or replacements. 

Why Certified Chimney Inspections?

At Certified Chimney Inspections, we like to go the extra mile for our customers. We maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, but even better, we also offer free chimney inspections in Rhode Island with each cleaning.

Every cleaning we are going to perform for you anyways we will perform a free inspection just to make sure there are no other issues with your chimney. What other chimney company in RI will do that? That’s why you should choose us.

No matter how old or dirty your chimney is, we charge a base price of $99.95 for chimney inspections in Rhode Island. 

About Our Certified Chimney Inspections in Rhode Island

We always send two chimney technicians to your residence. When they arrive, they will collaborate to inspect your chimney. It should take no longer than 20 or 30 minutes. Your chimney will be looked at from top to bottom, on the interior and the exterior. We will be looking for how dirty the chimney is, how safe the chimney looks and how well each component is working. All of our findings are documented in order to be presented to the customer at the completion of the inspection. This is when we will show our findings, or lack thereof, followed by our recommendation for any necessary cleaning or repair. 

The 3 Types of Chimney Inspections

There are three commonly acknowledged levels of chimney inspections. These levels, known as I, II, and III, adhere to standard guidelines established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Level 1 Chimney Inspection

his is the simplest and most common type of chimney inspection. If your chimney is well-maintained this is all you will need. The inspection will cover the visible and accessible parts of the chimney’s exterior and interior.

Level 2 Chimney Inspection

A Level 2 chimney inspection involves equipment like cameras to assess concealed areas within the chimney like the flue liner and the joints. This may be required when structural changes have been made to the chimney or for insurance reasons. If the fuel type has been altered, if a new appliance has been installed, if there has been previous damage left unfixed.

Level 3 Chimney Inspection

A Level 3 chimney inspection is the least common and most disruptive type of inspection. It's done when serious hazards are suspected or major structural changes have taken place. It may require further construction. Typically a level 1 or 2 inspection will still proceed a level 3 inspection.

Certified Chimney Inspections is not only our name but our specialty.

When looking for chimney inspections in Rhode Island, we’re the ones to call. Click Contact Us or give us a call at (844) 776-7933 to schedule your appointment for a chimney inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should You Get Your Chimney Inspected?

With Rhode Island winters, anyone using their fireplace or chimney stove often should get their chimney inspected once to twice a year. You can schedule an inspection at any time of the year but people tend towards scheduling an appointment either right after winter or right before.

How Much Does Chimney Inspection Cost in RI?

The price for a level 1 certified chimney inspection in Rhode Island is $99.95.

How Long Does A Chimney Inspection Take in RI?

A normal chimney inspection from Certified Chimney Inspection should only take about 20 minutes to complete. A level 2 inspection may take around 40 minutes because of the equipment required.

What Could Happen If I Don’t Get My Chimney Inspected?

A chimney left un-inspected will become a danger eventually. If you are not using the chimney, it may deteriorate to the point where it could cause water damage or pose as a structural hazard. If you are using the chimney often, the buildup or soot within the chimney can create a fire hazard if left dirty from going uninspected.