Schedule Your Yearly Chimney & Fireplace Inspection With Us

Annual chimney inspections are strongly recommended by both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and should be a priority in your home, whether you use your fireplace frequently or not at all. Why are these inspections so important?

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While chimney systems may appear lackluster and simplistic on the outside, there is actually a lot going on within its walls that directly correlates to its performance. Over time, especially if regular chimney cleaning services have been neglected or poorly performed, soot, creosote, and other debris begin to accumulate on the inner walls of your liner and pose a huge risk for dangers like chimney fires.

Since the majority of what makes a chimney dangerous lurks out of sight, routine services like chimney inspections help professionals diagnose issues before they occur – and allow homeowners to rest easy knowing their fireplace is suitable for optimal and efficient operation.

Regardless of whether you have a wood-burning fireplace or one fueled by gas or even coal, an annual chimney inspection should be on your calendar, every year. And fortunately for homeowners in and around Mansfield, Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services is here for just that – and anything else fireplace- or chimney maintenance-related.

The Levels of Chimney Inspection – Which Do You Need?

At Chim-Cheroo, we specialize in all 3 levels of chimney inspections, and we can let you know which level is necessary for your chimney system. Here’s a little bit about what is inspected during each, as well as why and when they’re required:

Level 1: Not planning or noticing any changes with your chimney system and appliance? A level 1 Inspection is probably all you need. During a level 1 inspection, we’ll visually inspect the chimney system and mantel area. A level 1 inspection doesn’t require the removal of any chimney components or the use of any specialized tools.

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Level 2: Considering changing fuels, appliances, or flue liners? Noticing differences in the way your system is operating? Recently had a rennovation or repair to part of your chimney? A level 2 inspection should be performed. A level 2 is also necessary when a property is being sold or transferred, and when an operating malfunction, chimney fire, or weather event is likely to have caused damage to the system. During a level 2 inspection, we’ll use video scanning technology to inspect all readily accessible portions of the chimney system interior and exterior (including portions in attics, basements, and crawlspaces) and appliance.

Level 3: If a level 1 or 2 inspection reveals an issue in a concealed portion of the chimney system, we may need to perform a level 3 inspection. Level 3 inspections require special tools and oftentimes the removal and possible destruction of certain portions of the chimney system and home, which is why we only perform these inspections when a level 1 or level 2 inspection leads us to believe there is a greater problem at hand.

Don’t Wait – Schedule Your Annual Chimney & Fireplace Inspection Today

If you haven’t scheduled your chimney and fireplace inspection this year, give us a call at 419-752-2231. Annual inspections can protect you and your family from dangers like chimney fires and exposure to harmful gases, as well as help you detect chimney damage before it compromises the integrity and safety of your system and home. Call us or request your annual inspection online today.


We provide comprehensive chimney and fireplace services including chimney relining.