Chimney Inspection and Service
Rettinger now offers chimney inspection and service
We are certified experts in the sweeping of chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and solid fuel-burning appliances to remove soot and light creosote deposits within the flue lining. To avoid glazed creosote buildup and other issues caused by lack of maintenance, making regular chimney inspection and sweeping part of your regular maintenance, will avoid most bigger problems.
Your chimney liner should be swept annually if it is used during the year. If you use your fireplace or stove a lot, you may need to schedule cleanings more frequently. An inspection will let you know
Our team of Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps will ensure your home is soot-free throughout the whole sweeping process.
Our use of vacuums and tarps allows for the dust and soot to be concentrated in the firebox or appliance area, and we work hard to ensure debris will not escape those areas.
Level 1 Inspection (Basic)
During a level 1 inspection, we will inspect any accessible area of the chimney above the roofline from the roof or a ladder. The fireplace or appliance and all accessible areas around will be inspected as well.
Level 2 Inspection (Most Common)
During a level 2 inspection, we will inspect the following areas: the attic, the chimney above the roofline, any accessible areas in or under the fireplace, and other necessary areas. The appliance or fireplace will be inspected inside and out, and we will finish up with a video scan of the flue attached to the appliance.
Real Estate Inspections require a level 2 inspection.
Level 3 Inspection (Advanced)
This level of inspection will vary depending on the reasoning for the inspection. It could include the removal of permanent portions of the chimney or home, and is reserved for situations when a level 1 or level 2 chimney inspection will not suffice. Our technicians will explain the reasoning and approach once the issue is expressed to the homeowner.