Chimney Inspection New Jersey
Is your chimney ready to keep you and your family warm and safe? Sure, you take a peek up the flue using the flashlight app on your phone but do you know what to look for? Our inspection uses a 12-point chimney inspection to provide you the information you need to help make an informed decision.
We are specialized in evaluations and repairs for homes located around the New Jersey. Elite Chimney NJ professionals employ an exclusive 12-point chimney inspection checklist and perform Level 2 inspection as defined by Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Using the camera as needed, they are able to provide the most in-depth analysis of the chimney, helping to provide you with more detailed information about the chimney(s).
When you receive your chimney inspection as part of your comprehensive Elite Chimney NJ home inspection, you will also receive detailed color reports with pictures about the inspection´s findings.
- Education about your new chimney(s) and components
- Inspection of the Chimney Cap and Flashing
- Inspection of the Chimney Exterior and Chimney Repair
- Flue Cleaning
- Creosote or Ash Removal
- Testing of Chimney Caps and Dampers
Inspection for New Home Buyers in New Jersey
According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) (http://www.cpsc.gov/library/fire07.pdf), there are 26000 residential fires and 20 deaths per year related to chimneys. In addition, there are $6.4 Billion in residential structure fire property losses per year.
It is imperative that prior to moving to their new home, general buying public insures that their chimneys are SAFE.
Home inspectors (according to American Society of Home Inspectors – ASHI) are NOT required to inspect interior flues of chimneys. Home inspectors disclaim the internal elements of the chimney for the simple fact that it is inaccessible and cannot be viewed during a routine VISUAL HOME INSPECTION. Since they cannot see it, it falls outside the scope of their inspection.
According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Level 2 (camera inspection) is required “upon sale or transfer of property”.
Elite Chimney is equipped with the most sophisticated color video camera system to check the condition of your chimney. This hi-tech system gives us the ability to inspect the interior elements of the flue and see things inaccessible to the naked eye. We offer two kinds of inspections for Home Buyers:Level 1 Inspection (Basic Inspection) and Level 2 Inspection (Camera Inspection)For details of Level 1 and Level 2 Inspections, click on the links in "Inspections for Homebuyers" on menu (left)
Level 1 Inspection New Jersey
According to NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Level 1 Inspection shall be utilized when verification of the chimney or flue for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same or similar appliance or appliances, is needed. Elite Chimney New Jersey will evaluate the condition of the flue and connections to the flue and give a proposal of what the chimney needs if anything before the closing takes place.This inspection takes about 15-20 minutes.
Level 2 Inspection New Jersey
1. Upon addition or removal of one or more connected appliance.
2. Upon sale or transfer of the property
3. After a building or chimney fire
Elite Chimney New Jersey will evaluate (using the sophisticated Wohler Chimney Camera) the condition of the flue and connections to the flue and give a detailed report with pictures of what the chimney needs if anything before the closing takes place.This inspection takes about 45-60 minutes.