Buying a home? Think you have every step taken care of before finally signing the papers? If you have yet to schedule a chimney inspection from a certified sweep, then there is one more thing. Many assume that a home inspection is all you need, but this is not the case. The truth is that home inspectors are not actually required to do an in-depth overview of your chimney and flue. This is why many homeowners are sorely disappointed to find out when their new home need extensive chimney repairs. Sometimes, this means hundreds or thousands of dollars in professional care.
The home-buying process is expensive enough without any surprise costs. Learn more about the difference between a home and chimney inspection below, then count on us to help you out every step of the way. Sweepnman has got your back!
Chimney Inspection Vs. Home Inspections
A home inspector may do a quick assessment of your chimney’s condition, but they typically will not go too thorough. The flue is rarely viewed in the process, and their overview usually won’t even meet the standards of a level one chimney inspection.
This is why, when buying or selling a property, a professionally done level 2 inspection is recommended. This include an inspection of all the readily accessible parts of the chimney and fireplace. We also use video equipment to get an in-depth look at the condition of the flue. After this inspection, the sweep will have a better idea of what repairs your chimney needs. They also help to determine whether or not your chimney need a sweeping.
If we discover any big issues along the way, this could make a big difference in the final cost of your home. It would be well within your rights to ask for a lower price or to request the necessary repairs and sweepings be completed before the buying process is finalized.
Hire Us To Perform A Level 2 Inspection
At Sweepnman, we have the training, certifications, and expertise for getting the job done right, and we would love to help you with your next real estate experience. Get your inspection scheduled with a simple call. We cannot wait to hear from you soon!
You can also hire us for your regular chimney maintenance throughout the year. The best way to ensure your system stays in tip-top shape season after season is to get the annual inspections. When the time comes for you to sell, you won’t have to worry about the fireplace negatively affecting your home’s value. You will be all set to go, leaving you and the future buyers happy and satisfied. So, what are you waiting for? Give our team a call now for the care, protection, and attention you deserve.