Chimney Inspection In Charlotte NC
A chimney inspection is essential in helping to protect your home from fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, water damage, and structural issues. It is the best method for detecting cracks or other problems in your Charlotte, NC, chimney before it grows into a more extensive and costly repair. At Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney, our expert technicians have kept our customers safe for over six decades. We inspect chimneys and heating appliances in communities throughout Greater Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, NC region.
The Three Levels of Chimney Inspections
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte is owner-certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. This is your assurance that we will conduct your chimney inspection per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) industry standards.
The Felgemacher team is qualified to perform all three NFPA chimney inspection levels in the Charlotte-Concord- Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC metropolitan area.
This is the standard annual visual inspection that examines the visible portions of the chimney system, including the masonry, flue liner, chimney crown, smoke chamber, and other components.
The inspector will provide a detailed assessment outlining recommended repairs to ensure your chimney, vents, and attached gas or wood-burning fireplace or heating stove are structurally sound, efficient, and safe for use.
This is an intermediate inspection that includes everything in a level 1 inspection, plus a video scan of the flue. A chimney scan helps our experienced technicians to detect early signs of wear or damage that may not be seen in a standard visual inspection. A level 2 inspection is typically recommended when any of the following issues are present:
- You are selling or buying a home.
- There was a fire in the chimney.
- It is suspected that a recent hurricane, tornado, lightning strike, or other significantevent has damaged the chimney or its components.
- You are installing a new heating appliance or changing the fuel source, i.e., converting from wood to gas.
- It has been more than one year since your last chimney inspection.
This is an advanced chimney inspection that we conduct when a level 1 or level 2 inspection indicates the presence of severe damage in an inaccessible area of the chimney. As a result, a level three inspection may require removing or destroying a component in an inaccessible portion of the duct to locate and repair the damage, such as from a water leak, foundation cracks, or other structural issues.
Expert Chimney Repair in Charlotte NC
At Felgemacher, we make scheduling inspections easy and affordable for our Charlotte customers. Our professional crew also carries various supplies and tools to complete most chimney repairs during the same visit. Your safety is our number one priority so you can count on our expert chimney technicians for all your chimney repair needs:
- Chimney cap and chase cover replacement
- Chimney crown repair/rebuilding
- Chimney rebuilding (partial or complete)
- Damper repair/replacement
- Masonry and individual brick repair
- Smoke chamber parging
Scheduling a Chimney Inspection for Your Charlotte, NC Home
Don’t wait until a water leak or more significant damage occurs. Instead, stay ahead of the curve and call your local chimney experts at Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte to schedule your annual chimney sweep & inspection today! Our qualified technicians provide expert service throughout the Greater Charlotte/Metrolina region.