The National Fire Protection Association recommends that a chimney is inspected yearly. Your chimney should be checked as part of routine maintenance and swept as necessary. A Level 1 Chimney Inspection is included in the cost of chimney sweep services.
A Level 1 Inspection consists of a visual assessment of accessible areas of your chimney, its structure, and flue. We look for creosote deposits and other obstructions that may block the flue passageway, as well as proper heating appliance installation and connection.
A Level 2 Inspection encompasses everything provided by a Level 1 Inspection, but also includes a video assessment of the chimney using closed-circuit camera equipment. We evaluate the condition of the flue liner and can determine the cause of venting problems.
A chimney flue is the passageway for smoke to safely exit your chimney. Most chimney flues are lined with clay terra-cotta flue tiles which prevent combustible material and smoke from entering and damaging your home. Your chimney may need to be relined if it has suffered a chimney fire, or has sustained damage by other means.
We do provide "light" masonry repairs, including water repellent and minor brick restoration.
We diagnose, service, and repair pellet and woodstoves, as well as provide installation and Regency Woodstove sales. Please visit Regency-fire.com for a complete list of freestanding and insert type stoves.