We know that you and your employees safety should come first. Well it does with the staff at The Fireplace Doctor. We take the necessary precautions to ensure that no one or anything gets harmed during our commercial chimney cleaning. As with any good chimney sweep, it all starts with a thorough inspection of your fireplace and chimney.
Level One Inspection
Inspection consists of only the readily accessible portions of the chimney and fireplace. Our technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections and verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
Level Two Inspection
Inspection consists of all portions accessible without damage to the structure. This may require special tools, access to basements, crawl spaces, and attics. We recommend a Level Two Inspection for real estate transactions, thermal shock/chimney fires, soot backups and lightning strikes.
We do this specialized inspection while assisting an insurance adjustor, fire investigator, or structural engineer to determine the causes of severe damage to a chimney or building. It involves demolition of all or part of the chimney. It may also include an interior camera scan*. It includes all other photo and written documentation.
*Digital photos and video recording can be given to an insurance company to prove the existing damage, the cause of the damage and the need for repairs.
Digital and Video Documentation
Many times, the only way to determine the safety and proper function of a chimney system is to do a video inspection of the interior of the chimney. Our cameras are especially made for this job. They provide clear viewing on the monitor and digital or video recording of the chimney’s interior condition. This service has ended the question of whether or not the chimney needs relining. You can see it for yourself.
Our commercial clients may be like you. They include: laundromats, apartment complexes, pet stores, assisted living facilities, colleges, hotels, health care facilities, B&B’s and multiple family units.