Chimney Inspection Services In Cuyahoga County, OH

When it comes to chimney and fireplace care, many homeowners mistakenly believe that cleaning and inspection are the same. However, they are two very different services.

At Green and Clean Home Service, our chimney cleaners are responsible for removing soot and debris from the chimney and inspecting it for any potential problems.

On the other hand, our chimney inspectors are specially trained to identify any potential dangers or hazards. Don’t hesitate and hire our chimney and fireplace inspection services in Cuyahoga County, OH.

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  • Level-One Chimney And Fireplace Inspection

The inspector visually inspects every component of the fireplace and chimney at this level, including the hearth, ash pit, firebox, and throat, as well as the damper casing, face, and lintel.

With this, the inspector examines the chimney with a flashlight to look for damage, obstructions, and buildup. If there are any problems, they inform you of your alternatives before taking care of them by cleaning or making repairs.

  • Examination Of Level-Two Fireplaces

Things become more in-depth after this examination. Generally speaking, you only need a level-two inspection if you’re buying a house or following a disaster like an earthquake, a tornado, or a building near a chimney that could result in significant damage.

The inspector will further enter crawl spaces and attics to assess all parts of the fireplace and chimney. We use special scanning devices and cameras to image all the fireplace and chimney components and study them in detail.

  • Fireplace Inspection at Level 3

Only in cases when it is evident that catastrophic damage has occurred are level-three examinations necessary. This uses much more precise imaging, and frequently, the fireplace and chimney must be partially pulled down and rebuilt.

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We have you covered if you’re looking for chimney inspection in Cuyahoga County, OH, at Green and Clean Home Services! Chimney and fireplace inspection services are essential for the health and safety of your family.

We have many years of experience in the industry. We have helped countless property owners in Cuyahoga County, OH, with our expert services. Schedule an appointment today!

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Key Facts About Fireplace Inspection

Fireplaces Should Be Inspected Often

The first time your fireplace should be inspected is prior to signing the papers to purchase your home. After that, you want to get a fireplace inspection a minimum of every 12 months. If you frequently enjoy nights by the fire, however, getting yours inspected twice a year or once per quarter could be best.

Cleaning and Inspection Are Not the Same

It is easy to assume that when your fireplace is cleaned, the technician will automatically inspect your fireplace as well. However, this isn't the case. Cleaning and inspection are two separate services, and while an inspector can also clean, not every cleaner is an inspector.

Fireplace Inspectors Have Special Training

Inspectors need to understand all structural components of fireplaces, which requires more in-depth knowledge than it takes to clean them. At Green and Clean Home Services, our professional fireplace inspector have specialized training and documented certification.

Key Facts About Chimney Inspection

Chimneys Should Be Inspected Often

When you purchase a home, you should get a chimney inspection prior to signing the paperwork. After that, you will need to get it inspected at least every 12 months. However, if you enjoy frequent nights by the fireplace, it might be safest to get yours inspected every year.

Cleaning and Inspection Are Not the Same

While these two services are often paired together, they are two separate things. Cleaning is simply about removing buildup and debris from the flue, while inspection looks for all issues that could cause harm or lead to structural failure.

Chimney Inspectors Have Special Qualifications

A chimney sweep can also be a chimney inspector, if they have the right training. But not every cleaning technician knows how to properly inspect flues and other structures. Before you trust someone to inspect your chimney, ensure they have the right and training.

What to Expect From Chimney and Fireplace Inspection From Cleaveland Expert

Fireplace inspection comes in three different levels, making it easy to get a clear picture of the health of your fireplace. 

Level-One Chimney and Fireplace Inspection

At this level, the inspector visually examines all the parts of the fireplace and chimney, including the damper casing, damper, facing, lintel, hearth, ash pit, firebox, and throat. They also use a flashlight to look up into the chimney and ensure there are no obstruction, buildup, or obvious damage.

With this, the inspector uses a flashlight to inspect the chimney for damage, obstructions, and buildup. If there are any issues, they explain your options to you and then address them through cleaning or repair.

Level-Two Fireplace Inspection

With this inspection, things get more detailed. Typically speaking, you only need a level-two inspection if you are purchasing a home or after events that are likely to cause severe damage: earthquakes, tornados, and construction around the chimney. Special scanning devices and camera will be used to image all elements of the fireplace and chimney to examine them in detail, and the inspector will get into crawl spaces and attics to better assess all aspects of the fireplace and chimney.

Level-Three Fireplace Inspection

Level-three inspections are only needed when it is clear catastrophic damage has taken place. With this, even more detailed imaging is used, and in many cases, parts of the fireplace and chimney will be torn down and rebuilt.

To get a sense of the full chimney sweeping process, take a look at this informational video -

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Our Reviews

PSLAM 23
PSLAM 23
2024-01-12
I highly recommend Green & Clean business, service is second to none, product quality is consistently outstanding, exceeding my expectations, impressed with David's professionalism knowledge and customer service, you will NOT be sorry.
Michael Masterson
Michael Masterson
2024-01-03
Had air ducts cleaned, all carpets and couches. A+ experience as always
Marilyn Hunger
Marilyn Hunger
2023-12-20
David was professional and friendly. Very knowledgable about his fireplace services! He had helpful tips for maintenance and the care of our fireplaces. He even took the time to start a fire with me to teach me to start small! Highly recommend for fireplace services and will use them in the future. Communication prior to his arrival was perfect and timely.
Susan Landis
Susan Landis
2023-12-16
David probably saved our lives. He came out to clean our chimney that had gas logs installed this year. I noticed soot accumulation on the ceiling and new carpet and had stopped using the fireplace. David found that the previous owner had stuffed the chimney with insulation which is flammable. Fire from the gas log insert could have ignited the insulation and burned the house down. David is an AWESOME person, very professional, and he knows his stuff! Thank you, thank you David and happy birthday today.
Mary Rowinski
Mary Rowinski
2023-12-14
I am very grateful for the expertise and helpfulness of David. He understood the problem and knew exactly how to fix it. He was thorough and successful! He had a helpful attitude and listened to me. Very glad to have his help.
Nick Sepich
Nick Sepich
2023-12-01
Very helpful and knowledgeable.
Karen Knutson
Karen Knutson
2023-11-22
I am very happy with Green and Clean Home Services. I purchased a century home and had limited time to get all the inspections done. It was really difficult to find a qualified individual willing to come out in November to provide an inspection with pretty short notice. Dave really didn’t have any openings, but he offered to come out on a Sunday and get this inspection done. He was showed up on time, was very professional, and was quite knowledgeable. Grean And Clean is also certified by CSIA which not all Chimney Sweep companies bother to get. Alas, I do need some repairs done on my chimney, but I feel good knowing exactly what needs to be done, and that I have someone I trust to do the repairs.
Will
Will
2023-11-21
David is great and able to offer thoughtful suggestions to make sure you have everything you need to take care of your chimneys. He does a great job communicating and confirming appointments. Very reasonable prices as well. He cleaned and inspected my chimney. I would highly recommend.
Dave Allan
Dave Allan
2023-11-09
David is great, very thorough and answered all my questions.
Annie Seybert
Annie Seybert
2023-11-04
Great experience - quick and knowledgable!

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