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Chimney Camera Inspections

 

 

YOU CANNOT JUST USE A FLASHLIGHT TO COMPLETE A CHIMNEY CAMERA INSPECTION!

Dallas Chimney Sweep During Inspection
  • Camera Chimney Inspections

    A thorough chimney camera inspection report for your chimney and fireplace is completed like a home inspectors report. It will clearly explain information about the chimney components and why they need repairing.

    Pictures of every repair will be documented and shown on the report. Therefore, the customer has full access to all pictures from the inspection and the report. This ensures they are educated on the process of a chimney camera inspection.

    To illustrate, a camera is sent up the chimney and records every possible angel of the flue. After, the video is uploaded onto the customers' invoice. Our reports are detailed and easy to understand descriptions of your code violations or necessary repairs.

    Furthermore, chimney camera inspections are a must when your own for a fireplace. To ensure your chimney isn't causing health risks, schedule an appointment with Master Services today!

    YOU CANNOT INSPECT A CHIMNEY WITH A FLASHLIGHT.

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Chad Murray

the founder and CEO of Masters Services

Chad Murray has earned his Certified Master Chimney Technician certificate. In addition, he has been in chimney industry for over 23 years. Congratulations Chad!

Masters Services Certified Chimney Professional Sweep
Camera Inspection Report

A detailed report will be given to you by paper and email. The report will include all components of the fireplace and chimney condition. It also includes whether it matches NFPA 211 code standards.

An estimate for necessary repairs will be emailed. If approved, we can schedule an appointment to perform the repairs as soon as possible.

Why do I need a Chimney Camera Inspection?

Getting a chimney camera inspection done can reveal potential issues inside your chimney. Often times, people are unaware of the safety concerns in their chimney. It's impossible to determine issues without a chimney camera inspection. Thus, there is no way to physically see the inside of the chimney. Unless, special camera equipment is utilized.

Why do I need a Chimney Camera Inspection, when I can use a Flashlight?

Most people think a glance up the chimney is good enough for an '"inspection". This not case, a flashlight only lets you see a glimpse of the chimney lining. A flashlight relies on what the naked eye can see.

Without a doubt, this method can give the homeowner false satisfaction. Using a flashlight gives an inaccurate reflection of the chimney condition.

On the other hand, a camera inspection allows for a thorough, close up view. Therefore, you can't inspect your chimney without help from professionals.

Chimney inspections should be done by trained technicians to ensure everything is inspected correctly. Doing an inspection by yourself can cause issues to be prolonged and possibly disregarded completely. Our technicians know exactly what to look when inspecting a chimney.

After the Inspection, what's Next?

After testing for code violations, Master Services then gives out an estimate. Estimates from Master Services includes what the exact code violations are. The estimate also provides specific details on how we would fix them, if we were to be hired.

How is a Chimney Camera Inspection Done?

Master Services uses a camera, that's attached to a pole. Using a camera guarantees we can reach every angle of the chimney. In other words, we use a camera to get a better idea of what's going on inside. While viewing the inspection video with the customer, we notify them about the specific issues with the condition of the chimney.

A chimney inspection allows the customer to get a good look at the underlying problems with their chimney. Often times, these compilations have been causing safety risks for months, without the homeowners knowledge.

The inspection video is sent to the customer in the invoice we provide, for them to view later. In addition, we provide a printed copy to hand to the customer after the job.

Why do I need my Chimney to be up to Code?

You may be wondering why it even matters if the inside of your chimney isn't up to code. Having a chimney that's not up to code, may not directly affect your day to day life. Although, it could potentially be putting your family at risk for safety concerns.

Having your chimney up to code standards doesn't just keep your family safe. Likewise, it could be saving you thousands of dollars in the future. For example, without a chimney inspection, people would never know that their chimney needs a relining. Without proper relining, using your fireplace can become hazardous and even life threatening.

Chimney lining is essentially a layer of protection for your chimney. It insulates heat escaping the chimney flue when the fireplace is turned on. When the chimney lining is deteriorated, it can cause a number of dangerous predicaments. Even worse, when the lining is completely absence from the chimney.

What if my chimney has lining put in already? If you have had a chimney lining installed before, that doesn't mean your chimney is up to code. Many people believe having a chimney lining put in once means they won't have any further issues. For this reason, this is most overlooked problem when it comes to chimney and fireplace maintenance.

This is what an Inspection looks Like

Chimney Camera Inspection Report Pic 1

Chimney Camera Inspection Report Pic 2For example, this is what an inspection report looks like. The report is given to the customer to review everything in detail. In addition, it highlights the exact issues and how we would go about fixing them. It also explains how everything is supposed to look and if the chimney passes code standards.

After every chimney camera inspection, a copy of the report is printed and is physically given to the customer. In case the papers are lost or damage, the customer will also receive another copy through email.

What's on each page of a Chimney Camera Inspection Report?

Chimney camera inspections reveal information about the chimney that most customers aren't aware of. Chimney camera inspections record every angle possible of your chimney. As a result, the report is typically several pages long. To sum up the report, let's go over the information written on each page.

Each page of the report has information documented about your chimney. It includes before and after pictures of the repairs and all the code violations. Everything is organized and detailed to ensure the issues are clearly specified.

The first page states the customer's name, address and the reason for service. Next, we provide a photo of the chimney and information about the flue. This typically fills up pages one though three.

Then, the customers flashing information is provided. Pictures of what chimney flashing is supposed to look like will also be provided for the customer. If there are issues with the exterior mortar of the chimney, it is noted. On the example report above, you can find these details on pages four through six.

Why Should I hire Master Services for an Inspection?

Master Services is classified as Certified Chimney Professionals. Several chimney sweeps run their business off experience, instead of proven knowledge. Our company, is based purely on the commitment of the code of conduct. For reference, technicians train to perfect the proper techniques.

Our company follows every rule in the code of conduct. Especially, when it comes to the integrity of our employees. Without doubt, our customers receive complete honesty and fairness.

If you're looking for a trustworthy chimney sweep to hire, you found one! Call Master Services to schedule a chimney camera inspection or to get a free estimate!

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