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Having a fireplace in your home is inviting and cozy, especially during cool weather. However, along with it’s charm comes the potential for unexpected safety issues. Because many of these issues can be prevented, it is it important to have your fireplace and chimney regularly serviced.
From chimney installation to cleaning and repairs, we are here to help! Don’t be discouraged by the current condition of your chimney. Our certified team is committed to tackling your project on time and on budget. This is why we are central Virginia’s favorite chimney servicing company!
Please feel free to give us a call at 888-544-5442 or e-mail us at MasonryHeat@VirginiaRadiant.com or check out our chimney sweeping dedicated website, click here. We look forward to working with you.
Services We Offer
Our chimney experts perform full cleanings and full chimney inspection to ensure functionality and safety. We thoroughly inspect the Hight of the chimney, Chimney Cap, Crown, Brickwork, Morter Jouints, Flaching ,Flue Liner,Moisture Resistance, Smoke Chamber,Damper, Firebox, Grate, Ash Container, Spark Screen, Doors, Hearth Protection, Stove Pipe Conditon,NFPA Appoved Connections, installation Clearances
Level 1 chimney inspection
If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance. In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible** portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible* portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
Level 2 chimney inspection
A Level 2 inspection is required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change in the fuel type, changes to the shape of, or material in, the flue (i.e. relining), or the replacement or addition of an appliance of a dissimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operation malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney. Building fires, chimney fires, seismic events as well as weather events are all indicators that this level of inspection is warranted. A Level 2 inspection is a more in-depth inspection than a Level 1 inspection.– When a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection suggests a hidden hazard and the evaluation cannot be performed without special tools to access concealed areas of the chimney or flue, a Level 3 inspection is recommended. A Level 3 inspection addresses the proper construction and the condition of concealed portions of the chimney structure and the flue. Removal or destruction, as necessary, of permanently attached portions of the chimney or building structure will be required for the completion of a Level 3 inspection. A Level 2 inspection includes everything in a Level 1 inspection, plus the accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attics, crawl spaces and basements. It will address proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations.
Our experienced masons are ready to tackle any brick work problem that arises. whether it is a chimney cap, heating appliance, smoke chamber, damper, firebox, lintel, hearth or liner we are here to help.