Buying A Home? Don’t Forget About The Real Estate Inspection Of Your Chimney.
It’s easy to feel uneasy when you’re purchasing a new home. In many ways, the home inspector is designed to minimize your risk and protect you against an unwise purchase. But what many homeowners aren’t aware of is that, when it comes to your fireplace and chimney, a home inspector is a generalist, not a specialist. They can miss big things that you’d be better off knowing about before you make your final decision.
What kinds of things?
Certified chimney professionals are highly trained and aware of what matters when it comes to chimney and fireplace performance and safety. That’s why the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) states that all chimney and venting systems should be inspected by a certified chimney professional prior to the sale of a home/transfer of property.
Real Estate Inspections With Trinity Chimney
Are you looking for your next home? Make the move with confidence and peace of mind by scheduling a real estate inspection with a CSIA certified chimney professional before you close the deal. During a real estate inspection, we’ll:
- use video scanning equipment to see the interior of the chimney system, checking the flue for any damage, creosote buildup, fire hazards, blockages, or other concerns.
- check the chimney for proper height, design, and function.
- check the fireplace and chimney for any signs of leaks, water damage, or other types of deterioration.
- check for proper clearance from combustibles.
- check for proper installation, connection, and footing.
When we’re done, we’ll provide you with a full written report, which will include photos of our findings and recommendations for repairs or restoration work. If everything looks great, your report will provide peace of mind to move forward with a purchase. If there are problems, you’ll know what to budget for if you choose to move forward with a purchase, or what costs you should work into negotiations. Either way, you’ll have the knowledge you need to make the right decision for you and your family.
And don’t worry — Trinity Chimney Service understands that time is of the essence when you’re considering purchasing a new home. We’ll work to get your inspection done when you need it done and provide you with a full report within 24 hours.
Let’s Get Started
To schedule your chimney leaks, call 443-602-4306 or click the link below.