One of the most frustrating things about chimney problems is not being able to see the damage inside your chimney. However, if you schedule an inspection with American Chimney & Masonry, you will get a video scan included with the inspection. This kind of inspection is very valuable, especially if you do have damage inside your chimney and need to provide evidence to your home insurance company. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps also benefit from these video scans because they allow them to see every inch of the inside of your chimney, including parts that are inaccessible. We would like to tell you more about the chimney video inspection services we offer.
When our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps conduct a video inspection of a chimney, we will either lower the camera down the chimney or push the camera up the chimney. We can then view the footage on an iPad, tablet, or TV monitor, and you are welcome to watch this footage with us. We will be able to see the entire length of the interior of your chimney to look for damage we might miss without this footage.
Why is a video scan so important in a chimney inspection?
Although these video scans are not required in a basic Level 1 chimney inspection, the CSIA states that the Level 2 and Level 3 chimney inspections include a video scan of the chimney. American Chimney & Masonry feels these video scans are important because they give us an up-close look at the condition of the interior of your chimney. If you have damage that is caused by weather events or a chimney fire, you will understand the importance of a video scan because you will be able to give your home insurance company the evidence they need when you file a claim.
What are the other advantages of a chimney video inspection?
Not only can a video scan discover damage from a chimney fire, but it can be used to investigate the cause of the fire. These video scans may reveal poor construction or repair work as well as birds, squirrels, and other wild animals living in your chimney. In addition to the video scan, you will also receive a written evaluation of the condition of the interior of your chimney, along with photographs of any damage found.
Get a detailed video scan of your chimney. Contact us at American Chimney & Masonry to schedule a chimney inspection today.