Jacksonville Chimney Pros is a team of certified professionals providing chimney Inspections, cleaning, and repairs at competitive rates in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, including Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Fernandina Beach, and Amelia Island Region. Contact us to schedule your inspection or service today.
Chimney Inspections, & Fireplace Inspections
Annual chimney sweep and inspection are imperative even if there are no noticeable issues, to help avoid these potential hazards as well as to maintain an efficient operation and prolong the life of your heating equipment.
Level 1 Annual Service
Level 1 Annual Service
A Level 1 inspection is recommended as annual maintenance to help ensure the suitable operation of your fireplace. This is the most basic type of inspection but it’s particularly important and should be performed at least once a year. The chimney is inspected, swept and checked for any blockages, leaks and damages.
Level 2 Annual Service
Level 2 Comprehensive Inspection
A Level 2 inspection is required during the sale or transfer of a home and recommended if the history of the system is unknown, if the technician detects any signs of wear and tear or performance issues, or prior to modifications such as switching from wood to gas, etc. A level 2 inspection should also be performed after severe storms or hurricanes to determine whether any damage or corrosion is present.
Why Choose Us?
Having performed over 7,400 inspections and with over 1,200 training hours, troubleshooting has become one of my specialties. Our technicians have the skills and extensive experience to provide our customers with superior service.
Training and Certifications
Keeping and maintaining several industry-specific accreditations helps not only with obtaining knowledge but also keeping up with industry safety standards. Our company has a Master Hearth Professional on staff. Master Hearth Professionals are skilled experts that have reached the highest level of education in the industry.
Our team is equipped with the latest technology and equipment so that they can provide the most thorough inspections and accurate evaluations. Sometimes water leaks cannot be detected with the naked eye. Using a combination of infrared Imaging and professional moisture meters can help find some of the most difficult leaks.
The CrawlBot has the ability to access areas that inspectors cannot, providing a more comprehensive look at potential hazards.
Chim-Scan camera internal flue inspection systems are the gold standard for chimney inspections. With this technology, we get a 360-degree view of the venting system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a Chimney Inspection?
- Spot hazards to ensure your family’s safety and comfort.
- Monitor changes in your system, reveal any cracks or leaks and detect problems potentially leading to costly repairs and disasters.
- Improve the efficiency and performance of your chimney.
How much time does it take to perform an inspection?
Average times are usually between 1 hour and 1.5 hours. This timeframe may be impacted by a number of inspectors on-site (additional help) and if major issues are found during the inspection process.
What should I expect at the time of inspection?
The inspection will typically start with a short conversation where the technician will gather some basic information about the service. Afterward, we begin setting up drop cloths and setting up the work area. The chimney is typically swept at this point to allow a proper view to inspect the interior of the chimney.
It is usually an instant transition over to the inspection process. At this point, you will see the Chim-Scan Inspection Camera in use along with several measurements and calculations being taken. After the interior has been inspected, the exterior chimney, attic (if applicable), and crawlspace (if applicable) will be inspected as well.
The service ends with a short summary and helps with any questions including fireplace operation. You will receive a full report and estimate (if applicable) within 72 hours of the service.
What are the most common issues we find?
In Florida, improper installation is our biggest issue. Many chimney companies will only do this part-time and may not obtain the skill set needed to perform a repair that meets minimum safety standards.
Water leaks are another big problem in Florida. As a certified State of Florida Home Inspector, I spent several years incorporating best practice and best tools from both industries to advance my techniques with finding water leaks around chimneys.In Florida, improper installation is our biggest issue. Many chimney companies will only do this part-time and may not obtain the skill set needed to perform a repair that meets minimum safety standards.
Water leaks are another big problem in Florida. As a certified State of Florida Home Inspector, I spent several years incorporating best practices and best tools from both industries to advance my techniques with finding water leaks around chimneys.
Recommendation For Chimney Inspections
The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be swept at 1/8″ of sooty buildup, and sooner if there is any glaze present in the system. This is considered to be enough fuel buildup to cause a chimney fire capable of damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. Factory-built fireplaces should be swept when any appreciable buildup occurs. The logic is that the deposit is quite acidic and can shorten the life of the fireplace.