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As with most specialized skills, many people don’t feel they need to hire a professional company to inspect their chimneys. As responsible homeowners, many feel as long as their chimney is working properly and they cannot detect any cracks or damages, their chimney is in fine working order.  As much as you feel you may be able to maintain your chimney by yourself, there is an immediate and dire need to have your chimney inspected by a professional at least once a year.

Chimney inspection companies have specialized tools. These tools are able to view every nook and cranny of your chimney, making sure it is inspected thoroughly from top to bottom. Without these tools you will be unable to detect all of the damages that may occur inside and outside your appliance. Similarly, you may feel a minor crack is of no concern, and may ignore it for an extended period of time. A chimney inspection professional will be able to determine whether a crack or damaged area is benign, or whether it needs immediate attention. While you may have good common sense, it’s important to enlist the help of a professional to be sure that your chimney is not in need of immediate repair.

Trust the help of a professional inspection company to make executive decisions about the state of your chimney. When a chimney inspector comes to your house, ask any and all questions you have about the work they are doing. It’s important to feel comfortable about the work being done on your house, and to have any and all questions about procedures and pricing answered. Equally important is a homeowner’s ability to trust in the help of a professional chimney inspection and sweeping company to assess your chimney and make any necessary repairs on your appliance.