Is It Time To Book Your Annual Chimney Inspection? Reach Out to Mr. Smokestack

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Did you know that industry experts recommend booking chimney inspections on an annual basis? Trust Mr. Smokestack to get the job done right, so you can rest easier with every fire you light. Call us at 919-747-1859 – or book online – today.

What’s a Chimney Inspection Entail?

Well, it depends on the type of inspection you need. Here’s a quick overview:


  • Level 1: This includes a basic examination of accessible parts and is suitable for regularly used chimneys with no major changes.
  • Level 2: This is a more in-depth inspection, including video scanning, and it’s recommended for property transfers, after chimney fires, or when changes are made to the heating system.
  • Level 3: The most comprehensive examination, these often involve the removal of chimney components (or something the surrounding wall, and they are conducted when hazards are suspected after Level 1 or Level 2 inspections.

When Should I Schedule My Annual Chimney Inspection?

Professional inspections should be completed at least once a year, no matter what fuel you burn and even if the fireplace is not frequently used. However, if you use your fireplace more frequently or burn a “dirtier” type of fuel, like wood, you may need more frequent appointments.

As far as the best time of year to schedule, we recommend the later spring or early summer months, right after the heating season has concluded.

Why not during fall when you’ll actually put your fireplace to use? Well, spring/summer appointments allow us ample preparation for any necessary repairs or maintenance before the next heating season begins. Additionally, warmer months are generally less busy for chimney professionals, making it easier to secure appointments at a time that’s most convenient.

Our Chimney Techs Are Thorough

When you hire a chimney technician to look your flue or chimney over, you want to know they’re not missing a thing. That’s why we urge you to hire us for it all – from your first overview to your chimney sweeping to any necessary repair services, we promise to do a thorough job, putting your needs and safety first every step of the way.

Let’s get started – call 919-747-1859 or book online today.

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