Everyone knows the danger of “playing with fire” and that’s exactly what you’re doing if you don’t have your chimney thoroughly inspected and evaluated each year.
Chimney inspections are one of the most important and critical chimney services we offer at Luce's Chimney & Stove Shop.
Here it is and we really hate to brag. We are the Toledo #1 expert when it comes to anything chimney, fireplace or heating stove. We really are the knowledgeable chimney experts.
There are so many small details that need to be checked out in your chimney structure. From the condition of the mortar and masonry to the function of the flue and damper, your chimney has many moving parts and vital areas that need careful attention to make sure they are working properly.
Chimney fires are among the most devastating and destructive tragedies that can happen in your home. In addition to fire, you should also be concerned about carbon monoxide gas. Having your chimney and fireplace evaluated regularly can detect signs of chimney damage or structural problems that can put your home at risk of fire or carbon monoxide leaks.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual chimney inspections and we agree because we know the outcome of these services are not performed on a regular basis.
A chimney inspection not only helps detect signs of dangerous conditions, it also provides you with important information about the condition of the overall structure. This will help you detect problems early, before they result in major damage and costly repairs. This can save you a lot of money down the line.
This is an examination of all the readily accessible areas of your chimney, enclosing structure and the chimney flue. We might use hand tools, but it is not an intrusive inspection.
A level 2 inspection is a more detailed chimney inspection, including all of the requirements of a Level 1 chimney inspection, plus the evaluation of the flue lining, clearance and proper construction of the chimney system. This includes video scanning of your chimney interior, which we highly recommend. A level 2 chimney evaluation is also performed when your property is sold to a new owner.
This inspection includes all of the requirements of both a level 1 and 2 chimney inspection, plus the evaluation of the concealed areas of the building. This inspection is necessary when there are known or suspected chimney problems and the results most often end up as a total chimney tear down and chimney masonry restoration. A level three chimney inspection is only performed when there is a great deal of damage to the chimney area.
Our Chimney service technicians are all certified and highly skilled experts. Call us and we'll come on out and inspect your chimney and make any recommendations for chimney repairs or further chimney services.
A thorough chimney sweeping will clear out any chimney dirt, debris, and creosote. In addition, it will help your entire fireplace function much more efficiently. If dirt, debris and creosote are allowed to build, your chimney is prone to catch fire! Don't risk your families safety. We are fired up to provide chimney and fireplace safety for your entire family. Schedule your chimney inspection today.
Chimney blockages of many types can occur in your chimney. First and foremost, many sweet critters like to use your ventilation system as a storage facility for nests, nuts, twigs, leaves, and more! While this works out great for the birds and raccoons, it doesn't help your chimney or the safety when using your chimney. These blockages mess up air flow and cause harmful toxins and smoke to back up into your home. Not only does this make your furniture and carpets really stick with chimney smoke, it can also lead to illness and hospital visits, should too much be inhaled by family members. Be on the safe side! Give us a call and let us look over and inspect your chimney prior to using each Fall. Summer is the best time to have your chimney cleaned! Schedule chimney service right here...
If deterioration, cracks, holes in your chimney start to occur, this means bad news for your chimney down the line. The more chimney damage you have, the less efficiently your fireplace will function. You’ll face improper air flow, heating issues, smoke back-up, and lots more, and will quickly turn what should be a fun and inviting hearth experience into a disaster.
Also a chimney in decline could be a law-suit waiting to happen or a dangerous situation for your home or family. If your chimney should collapse, your home will need tons of repairs and falling bricks really hurt!A clean, strong chimney is always the safest option. Avoid major problems by working with us, really! Here's the bottom line, chimney repairs that are not addressed in a timely manner, will only get worse. You could either pay less for an easy chimney fix now or pay way more in chimney repairs later. Get your chimney repaired now here!