Buying A Home? Know Before You Buy With Our Chimney Inspections For Home Buyers
When you’re buying a new home, there are many things to consider. Location, proximity to work and school, style of house, and safety of the neighborhood are only a few of the things that you will think about.
But once you’ve found the perfect home, you’ll want to take a closer look to make sure that it’s really as good as it seems. Sure, some things you can see on your own — if the floors are level, if the windows are tight, and if the siding is sound — and you’ll likely call in a home inspector as well, who will dig deeper and make sure everything is as it should be. But what about the chimney?
When it comes to checking out your chimney, it’s a good idea to hire a certified chimney specialist who will know just what to look for to make sure that your fireplace and chimney are in the best and safest condition possible. Both the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stress the importance of hiring a certified chimney professional when you’re buying a new home, and it makes sense. Here’s why:
Our Equipment & Experience Allow Us To Give You A Detailed & Accurate Picture
A home inspector may check out the crown at the top of the chimney or shine a flashlight up into the fireplace, but so much of the chimney system is hidden from his or her sight.
At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, we offer video scanning during our chimney inspections for homebuyers. We snake this camera up or down your chimney, and the video equipment allows us to see the interior of the chimney, including any damage to the mortar or cracks in the lining. If there are blockages, we’ll be able to see them with this video scanning equipment as well.
When you are looking to make a decision as big as buying a new home, it’s important to know that everything is just so. Chimney and fireplace damage could end up causing a chimney fire or costing you money if left undetected, and you deserve to know if there’s extensive damage before making the sale final.
Call a company that specializes in chimneys so you can rest assured that nothing gets missed. We’ll provide a detailed report following our inspection, including photographs and any recommended repairs or detected problem areas. You’ll be able to rest easy and buy your new home with confidence once our chimney experts have thoroughly inspected the chimney system, inside and out.
Give us a call at 919-747-1859 or use the online appointment scheduling form to schedule your chimney inspection today!