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Keep your home safe with our annual inspection & maintenance services

A chimney inspection is an investment that can help uncover potential safety hazards and reduce your risk of a chimney fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you have your chimney inspected annually. Even if you don’t use your fireplace regularly, it's important to have your chimney inspected to check for hidden damage such as cracks, leaks, pests and structural problems.

At Bone Dry Roofing, all of our technicians are fully qualified to inspect and repair your chimney. Contact us today to schedule your annual maintenance appointment in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Frankfort or nearby.

Why do you need a chimney inspection?

Each year a significant number of injuries and deaths as well as $200 million in property losses occur due to neglected chimneys. It's important to have your chimney inspected as soon as you notice any issues. Even if you have not experienced any issues, you should still have your chimney inspected annually to prevent costly repairs.

If you plan to upgrade or change your heating system, you need to find out if your chimney can handle the venting requirements. If you have not used your fireplace in a long time, it's a good idea to get an inspection. An animal or bird may have built a nest inside your chimney flue without you knowing. Their nest can clog your chimney, posing a serious safety hazard. Winter freezing and thawing can also do major damage to masonry and liner materials over time. Weather damage can eventually affect the structural integrity of your chimney.

When a chimney inspection is required

Inspecting a chimney

A chimney inspection includes a careful evaluation of the interior and exterior of the chimney system.

While it's best to include a chimney inspection as part of your annual home maintenance plan, there are other times when a chimney inspection is necessary, such as:

  • When you buy or sell a home
  • When damage has been caused to your chimney or surrounding structure by a storm, fire, natural disaster or other event
  • When you are repairing the masonry on your home
  • When you have a new insurance policy
  • When you are installing a new heating appliance

If our inspection of your chimney indicates that your chimney needs repair, we can help! As experts in masonry repairs and restoration, chimney cleaning, chimney cap replacement and much more, we can handle whatever chimney repair services you need.

Levels of inspection

We follow the NFPA's inspection levels as defined by NFPA 211 (Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances). Below are explanations of the levels of inspections that we offer and the services that are typically performed for each level.

code NFPA 211 (Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances) - See more at: http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resources/chimney_inspections.aspx#sthash.RFVPd6qt.dpu
Below is an explanation of the three levels of inspections and what services your chimney service technician should provide for each level as defined by the NFPA 211: - See more at: http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resources/chimney_inspections.aspx#sthash.RFVPd6qt.dpuf

Level 1

This is the most common type of chimney inspection and is performed on a chimney system that has not had any changes to it. During a Level 1 inspection, the technician will inspect all accessible parts of your chimney.

Level 2

In a Level 2 inspection, the technician will inspect everything in the Level 1 inspection, plus areas in the attic, basement or crawl space. A video camera might be used to check hidden areas of the chimney structure. A Level 2 inspection is required if your chimney system has suffered damages or has undergone any changes, such as a new appliance or fuel type or relining of the flue. This type of inspection is also required for the sale of a home.

There's no better time than now to have your chimney inspected

You can count on the experts at Bone Dry Roofing to make sure your chimney is safe so you can focus on enjoying your fireplace. Call today to have your chimney inspected by one of our certified professional chimney sweep technicians in Delphi, Monticello, Covington, Attica, Williamsport, Fowler, Veedersburg or nearby.

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Our Locations:

Bone Dry Roofing
422 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904
1-765-588-5955