Professional Chimney Inspection Services for Local Homes
For many homebuyers in the Chicago, Illinois, area, a fireplace can be a major selling point. As you walk through the home, you might imagine you and your loved ones curled up by a cozy fire during long winter nights. However, it’s important to remember that fireplaces and chimneys can also be a source of problems and potentially expensive repair costs. At Pinnacle Property Inspection Services, we look past the beauty of the fireplace, providing comprehensive chimney inspections to see what’s really happening on the inside.
Why Chimney Scoping Is an Important Part of the Home Inspection Process
Chimneys require routine inspection and maintenance. If the current homeowner hasn’t kept up with this maintenance, it can result in significant safety concerns. For example, clogged chimneys cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to enter the home when the fireplace is in use. Chimneys can also accumulate creosote on interior walls, which have the potential to ignite under intense heat and cause a house fire. What’s more, improperly maintained chimneys can easy crack and develop mold, resulting in the need for costly repairs.
Fireplace & Chimney Inspection Services From Pinnacle
Accurately identifying problems with chimneys requires a trained eye. That’s why Pinnacle has only experienced chimney inspectors perform this service. We use advanced technology for chimney scoping, allowing us to get a clear video of every interior component, including the throat, smoke chamber, and flue. Plus, we will inspect the fireplace, flashing, crown, and other exterior components, so that we can provide a detailed report.
As a local, family-owned company, Pinnacle Property Inspection Services is proud to provide comprehensive home inspections and specialty services in the Chicago, IL, area. In addition to chimney scoping, we can provide sewer scoping, mold inspection, radon detection, and asbestos inspection. Contact us today to learn more.