Chimney Inspection Pensacola Beach


To ensure that your chimney is understood by your chimney sweep, it is important that your chimney sweep is local to Pensacola Beach. This will ensure that your chimney sweep will be able to provide you with the best service!

Our customers have become more than that; they are now like family, and we treat them as such!

At Chimney Repair Pensacola, we strive to provide a quality service with excellent craftsmanship to ensure a great end result.

Call: 850-909-7668

Over 100 years of combined experience!

Our goal is to provide high-quality service to our customers that will establish loyalty and trust. Our first-class team is trained and experts in the field of work. We’re clean and considerate about protecting your property and home. We’ll call ahead with expected arrival times or delays, and provide before-and-after photos of our work.

Our Inspection Process

First, we will evaluate the outside portion of your fireplace to see if there is any visible damage to the chimney and the roof. This will be noted on an inspection report, as will any other findings. The height of your chimney will be measured to ensure it is the minimum distance from the roof penetration, this is necessary for proper draft, and to ensure it is up to local codes.  Next is the chimney cap and/or spark arrestor, this is checked for any rust or damage as it is vital for keeping out rain and wildlife that could otherwise enter your chimney. If found to be damaged or rusted out it will need to be replaced.

If you own a masonry chimney the crown will be checked for cracks or damage, or if it is a prefab the chase cover will be inspected for rust or damage. The crown or chase cover is one of the major defenses your chimney has from rain and keeps it from leaking. Replacement of the chase cover or adding mortar to the top of the crown may be required if it has become unusable. Next the brick work and mortar are checked for cracks, missing mortar or loose bricks, if you have a chase this too is inspected for any damage, cracks or breaks. After that the flashing will be inspected for bad or missing sealant, as it seals the chimney to the roof and should have a good watertight seal.

The flue liner is then checked for cracks, stability and support. If the flue or flue liner is damaged or rusted this will have to be replaced or relined. Finally, a moisture resistance check is done on the chimney.

At this point they move to the inside to continue the inspection. The first thing that is inspected inside is the smoke chamber and smoke shelf to be sure they have a nice smooth finish for the smoke to glide upwards on if it is not it will have to be parged to ensure a good updraft,  some prefab units do not have a smoke chamber and therefore will not be listed on a report.. Inspecting the damper is next, the damper is what controls air flow if it is damaged, warped or rusty it will need to be repaired if possible or replaced. If it is not functioning properly it may prevent a proper up draft or allow cold air to blow inside your home when not in use.

The firebox and grate is then checked for rust and missing rivets on the firebox and the grates are checked to make sure it is in serviceable condition. The ash container or ash dump is checked and then the inside of the firebox, on a prefab unit the refractories are checked for cracks or breaks. Cracks or breaks will allow fire and smoke to penetrate into the areas outside of the unit such as walls and beams and can catch them on fire. These make up the floor, back and sides of your fireplace and are made of either masonry, ceramic or metal plates. On a Masonry fireplace there is the profile mortar joint, this is the joint between the firebox and the veneer into  the living space. If you have an attic and a way to get to it, it will be inspected for clearance and insulation. And that is what is checked on a level one inspection, a level two inspection is all of the above as well as all portions accessible without damage to the structure  they may require special tools, access to the basement or any crawl spaces or attics.. A level three inspection is all of the above plus all portions of the chimney and fireplace including those that may require destructive action to the building around the chimney and fireplace. These are usually done after a chimney fire, or during a major structural event such as remodeling or mold removal. No matter what your inspection reveals it is best to get the suggested work done as soon as possible to prevent more costly damage from occurring. And as always be sure to hire a professional chimney sweep that is licensed and insured.

Importance of Inspections

As most chimney companies will tell you, an annual inspection of your fireplace is recommended not only by fireplace associations but also by most insurance companies.  Even if you own a gas fireplace, and feel since it doesn’t produce creosote, it doesn’t need an inspection until you have it cleaned every 2-3 years. Inspections are important to the health and safety of your family. A fireplace that is not working properly is a health hazard as carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that is deadly, can leak into your home, as it is a by-product of burning natural or propane gas and wood. If problems go undetected you could lose your home, your family and your life. Inspections can detect early gas leaks, or compromises to your fireplace allowing gasses to seep out through cracks or gaps in the masonry or refractory panels or blow back in from your chimney because of improper up drafting. This is why we perform a 21 point inspection after a cleaning

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