Levels of Inspection

Please Note: Chimney sweeps can only be conducted after an inspection.

Level 1

This is the most basic and least comprehensive inspection.  This is a visual inspection of the readily accessible parts of the chimney and fireplace including the firebox, damper, smoke chamber.  This is a common inspection when conducting seasonal cleaning that is repeated every year. Cost: $250


Level 2

A level 2 inspection is similar to a level 1 inspection, only more thorough.  It covers everything that is covered in a level 1 inspection, but examines the interior more closely.  A level 2 inspection involves the use of a camera which is run up or down the entirety of the inside of the chimney.  Level 2 inspections are recommended before making any changes to your chimney and fireplace, when you have experienced a chimney fire, and before you buy a house with a chimney. Cost: $295


Level 3

A Level 3 inspection includes all the areas and items checked in a Level 1 inspection and a Level 2 inspection, as well as the removal or destruction of certain components of the building, fireplace or chimney where necessary. Removal of components (i.e., chimney crown, interior chimney wall) shall be required only when necessary to gain access to areas that are the subject of the inspection. When serious hazards are suspected, a Level 3 inspection may well be required to determine the condition of the fireplace and chimney system. It takes a Level 3 inspection to guarantee a fireplace or chimney system is safe. We do not perform Level 3 inspections.


Level 1 and Level 2 inspections are not a certification of fire worthiness or safety. Since the conditions of use and hidden construction defects are beyond our control.