Do I Need A Level 1, 2, Or 3 Chimney Inspection?

With fall upon us and winter fast approaching, homeowners are anticipating colder weather, which means more fireplace use. Not to mention, a crackling flame sets the perfect aesthetic for every holiday gathering! Annual inspections are a must for fireplace owners, and we tend to get a lot of calls for them right around this time of year.

Ensure your home and family stays safer and more comfortable this year by calling on our CSIA certified crew to help you out. Inspections help us determine whether or not you have clogs, build up, or damages, all of which put your system at risk if not addressed in a timely manner.

Avoid chimney fires, gas leaks, smoke back-up, and more by depending on us from the very start. Call now, and we’ll set you up with an appointment right away!


At SirVent Chimney & Venting Service, we offer three levels of chimney inspections, each of which offers something different based upon your unique needs. Learn more about these below, then give us a call, and we can set you up right.

So, let’s say you’ve consistently invested in annual inspections over the years and haven’t done anything to change fuel types or modify your fireplace’s structure. In this case, a level one inspection should be all you need. The sweep will review all readily accessible parts of your chimney and evaluate whether or not any further maintenance is required.

A level two inspection is needed when your chimney system needs a more extensive look. Have you undergone major reconstruction or changed your fuel type? Then, we recommend a level two inspection. They are also necessary after a big storm or bad weather event has occurred, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, or something similar. Finally, if property is being sold or purchased, a level two inspection is required.

What makes a level two inspection different than a level one? The biggest difference is that it involves the use of video equipment, allowing sweeps to view more of your system’s interior. This guarantees every part of your chimney is analysed and inspected, so that any necessary problems can be spotted and taken care of.

Finally, there’s the level three inspection. These are less common and require the sweeps to actually take apart pieces of your chimney and/or fireplace to access parts that are potentially damaged. This will only be done if there is no other option to locate the source of your chimney’s issues.


Soon temperatures will drop low, and once that happens you won’t want to wait to get a fire going. Ensure everything is ready to go and in the best shape possible by calling our team of experts in now! Fall is our busy season, so you don’t want to waste any more time. Pick up the phone and set up your appointment today.

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