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We Do Chim Scan Video Inspections

There are individuals of older generations that swear by a mirror and some sunlight to check the chimney annually. Consequently, the odds are quite slim that any other chimney and flue issues can be discovered by looking through the chimney with a mirror. So, the best way to see the chimney interior is to use a video inspection device like Chim-Scan.

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends an annual chimney inspection for all chimney systems. It doesn’t matter whether they have changed through the year or not. There are three levels of inspection which should be performed by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS). Only a professional has the training and experience to assess the entire chimney system.

  • Level One Inspection
    An assessment of all readily accessible portions of the chimney. It is required annually if nothing has changed with the chimney system or how it is used.
  • Level Two Inspection
    Includes all parts in a level one inspection. In addition, the accessible portions of the chimney system. This includes the chimney interior and exterior. A level two inspection is required if any part of the system changes. This can include repaired or replaced parts, a change in fuel, or damaging circumstances, such as tornado or fire.
  • Level Three Inspection
    Includes everything in a level one and two inspection, as well as the removal of components of the home or chimney, allowing access concerning areas of the chimney system. This can include walls and ceilings. This inspection is required if a level one or two inspection concerns your chimney sweep.

Video Surveillance Equipment and Your Chimney

The National Fire Protection Association actually recommends a level two inspection to be completed by way of video surveillance, or similar technology in order to gain access to all visible portions of the chimney. With this video footage your chimney sweep can provide a more detailed report for your records, as well as a copy of the video footage to present to insurance companies, real estate agents, and more. The signature the professionals look for is the CSIA certified chimney sweep.

At Bulldog Chimney Sweeps we take pride in our expert service in West Colorado. All of our technicians are CSIA certified and have had extensive classroom and field training. In addition, our chimney sweeps can utilize video surveillance to take a closer look at concerning areas of the chimney flue liner. Our extensive experience means that we don’t overlook even the smallest cracks, holes, or creosote buildup, because these things make the chimney less efficient and unsafe.

Chim-Scan Technology

Bulldog Chimney Sweeps uses Chim-Scan technology, which is used for masonry and prefabricated chimneys alike.  So, we depend upon this technology to offer the best inspection and report for our customers in West Colorado. It’s important to us that you remain safe and warm through winter.

To discover more about how Bulldog Chimney Sweeps can put your safety and comfort first this winter, we invite you to call us at your convenience or request an appointment online.