Find a chimney inspector in New York, NY

Find chimney inspectors in New York, NY

Find chimney inspectors in New York, NY

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Find chimney inspectors in New York, NY

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Top 10 chimney inspections in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York chimney inspectors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Superior Home Inspection Services Inc.

Superior Home Inspection Services Inc.

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Our inspection prices start as low as $250. Our list of credentials and qualifications: NY and NJ Home Inspector, Boiler Engineer, Air Conditioning Engineer, Mold Assessor, Home Inspection Technical Instructor, Certified with DEP, NY City FD certified, Environmental Testing Technician, Thermographer. I enjoy jus about everything have to do with Home Inspectio. I like to teach people about their future home, and I always learn new things with every inspection I do....
Azone Comfort Air & Refrigeration

Azone Comfort Air & Refrigeration

1 hire on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Walter B. says, "they were pretty good....did good job, very professional i would recommend to anybody, you wont regret it" Read more
Inspect This, Home Inspections LLC

Inspect This, Home Inspections LLC

15+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Ariana N. says, "Great! Lou accommodated us on very short notice, arrived on time and did an extensive inspection of the house which we believe has saved us a lot of money. He was professional, thorough, and even expedited our report- turning it around the same day! Well worth the money. I will add this is a brand new construction and that many people advised us against the additional inspection, claiming it was a waste. They couldn't have been more wrong. In the end, the sponsor agreed to cover all the damages including but not limited to; water polling on the roof, a plumbing line preventing the oven from meeting the wall, replacing locks, and refinishing the floors. Thanks Lou!" Read more
Professional S&k Construction Inc

Professional S&k Construction Inc

2 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Melly says, "Fast and clean service" Read more
NEIL @ AD Operations (Home Remodel, Repairs, All Electrical Work, Interior Painting, Carpentry & Tech Service)

NEIL @ AD Operations (Home Remodel, Repairs, All Electrical Work, Interior Painting, Carpentry & Tech Service)

Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Joe T. says, "I am absolutely thrilled with the work done by contractor NEIL. He painted three entire rooms in my home, created a custom 3D design preview, remodeled my kitchen, and installed new cabinets and appliances. His professionalism and friendliness made the entire process smooth and enjoyable. NEIL's attention to detail and commitment to quality exceeded my expectations. The 3D design preview was particularly impressive, providing a clear vision of the final result before the work even began. The kitchen remodel has transformed the space, making it both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The new cabinets and appliances installed are of high quality and have significantly improved the overall look and feel of the kitchen. I would highly recommend NEIL for any home improvement projects. His work is top-notch, and his approach is customer-focused. He truly goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Thank you, NEIL, for a job well done! Sincerely; Joe Tosto" Read more
JR Prime Construction

JR Prime Construction

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
We are a full service general contracting firm specializing in custom homes, commercial construction, and residential remodeling. JR Prime Construction LLC is dedicated to building a better construction experience for homeowners and business owners in New Jersey From initial concept through design, permitting, construction and completion, we can handle all phases of your project. No job is too big or small, and we are competitively priced.

Your Chimney Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a chimney inspection cost near me?

A chimney inspection costs $100 to $250, which includes a basic cleaning. This price is for a level 1 inspection, or a visual check only, of an average fireplace or wood stove. More thorough level 2 or level 3 inspections cost more and check for structural damages with additional equipment.

  • A level 2 chimney inspection costs $250 to $600. This price includes the assessment of up to 2 chimneys or fireplaces with a video camera to look at all hidden areas. A comprehensive level 2 inspection is best before buying a home to ensure the chimney has no structural problems.
  • A level 3 chimney inspection costs $900 to $5,000. This fee covers the complete analysis of up to 3 chimney stacks plus urgent repairs. A level 3 inspection delves into significant damages that require repair work in order to fully assess the condition of the chimney.

What is a chimney inspection, and what does it include?

A chimney inspection involves a detailed assessment of both the inner and outer sections of the flue, fireplace, and stove connections. The chimney technician makes a report about if the chimney is safe to use, or they list all damages. All inspectors must clean the chimney to assess its condition.

  • A standard chimney inspection typically includes:
  • Inspecting the bricks, mortar, and overall structure for cracks or deterioration.
  • Ensuring the damper opens and closes properly to allow enough ventilation.
  • Checking the flues for any blockages, excessive and flammable buildup, or cracks in the liner that can leak out harmful gases.
  • Examining the firebox for signs of damages that could prevent it from safely containing a fire.
  • Verifying the chimney vents smoke and gases effectively to the outside, which protects you from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Do I need a chimney inspection?

You need a chimney inspection annually to comply with many state building codes. Fire safety departments recommend routine chimney inspections, irrespective of their usage frequency.

You should also consider a chimney inspection when:

  • You're undertaking repairs in the aftermath of an earthquake or fire.
  • You plan to use your fireplace or stove during chilly seasons.
  • Installers are connecting a new furnace to your chimney.
  • You're settling into a new home with a chimney that hasn't been inspected.

How long does a chimney inspection take?

Typically, a chimney inspection takes between 1 to 2 hours, though a basic level one inspection for a well-kept chimney might take even less time. Blocked flues will take much longer to clean.

On the other hand, a Level 3 inspection can require double the time since it often involves the removal of the crown or other components to inspect potential issues.

How often should a chimney be inspected?

National fire and chimney safety organizations say your chimney should be inspected 1 to 2 times a year. Even an unused chimney can attract pests or suffer damages that go unnoticed and risk your safety.

What happens if I don’t clean my chimney?

Neglecting to clean your chimney can lead to health hazards such as carbon monoxide exposure and more house fire risks due to combustible buildup in the flue. Additionally, moisture produce acids that deteriorate the lining when the chimney doesn't vent properly.

How do I find a chimney inspector near me?

You can find a chimney inspector nearby when you search the listings here on HomeGuide or ask your neighbors and local homeowners association for referrals.

Before hiring a chimney inspector near you, be sure to:

  • Compare 3+ estimates from several licensed, bonded, and insured inspectors.
  • Request a list of references from past clients.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Avoid choosing the lowest bid since it may result in a low-quality inspection.

Ask if they have certifications like:

  • Credentials from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
  • A state chimney technician license
  • InterNACHI® membership as a certified home inspector
  • The National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certification
  • A home improvement contractor's license
  • State gas handler's license for gas-powered fireplaces
  • Membership in the National Chimney Sweep Guild or other fire safety organizations

What questions do I ask a chimney inspector?

Ensure you select a competent chimney inspector by first asking:

  • How many years of experience do you have in chimney inspections?
  • Which tools and equipment do you use?
  • Should I opt for a level 1, level 2, or level 3 chimney inspection?
  • Will your inspection encompass the flue, fireplaces, stoves, and the external part of the chimney?
  • Do you maintain your CSIA certification by taking annual courses?
  • Can you show me video evidence of any damage detected in the chimney?
  • Does the provided estimate cover the inspection, cleaning, and all associated labor costs?
  • Does your company also offer repair services, or do you strictly perform inspections?
  • Is there an additional fee for inspecting multi-story homes, such as 2- or 3-story residences?
  • How much time will you need for the inspection?
  • Will you provide a detailed report, including any repair suggestions if required?
  • Do you offer regular chimney maintenance services, and what's the cost?

Reviews for New York chimney inspections

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Jiya C.
It went great, Lou is very specific and professional on his inspections, he caught a lot of thing that i didnt really pay much attention to (im no inspector) such as concrete floors, how to look at boilers and many others. i had learn a lot from his inspection.
Inspect This, Home Inspections LLC
Frank A.
Quality of Service Both Products & Labor. Very large electrical job done in a large custom built 4 floor home. Quickness of Finished Job. Neat Work Ethics. Very Knowledgable. No Issues or anything Negative To Say.
NEIL @ AD Operations (Home Remodel, Repairs, All Electrical Work, Interior Painting, Carpentry & Tech Service)
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