Looking To Schedule a Chimney Inspection for Your Dallas Home? Call Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions

Having a chimney and fireplace is great, but how can you tell if the system is as clean and safe as you need it to be? Simply shining a flashlight up into your chimney won’t tell you much. And with all the various parts and pieces hidden in the darkness within the walls, it’s virtually impossible to see anything – especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for in the first place.

Fortunately, that’s where we come in. The team here at Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions specializes in performing high-quality, professional fireplace and chimney inspections all throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), our talented technicians have all the equipment, experience, and knowledge to thoroughly evaluate your chimney and fireplace from top to bottom.

Not quite sure when your last chimney inspection was? Don’t sweat it; we’ve all been there. If you’re a homeowner in the greater Dallas area and you’re tired of sifting through Google to find a trustworthy result for “chimney inspections near me,” you’ve come to the right place. To learn more about Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions and how we can best support your hearth needs, get in touch with a member of our team. You can reach us by phone at 972-562-6851, or online, by filling out this appointment request form.

What Are the Different Kinds of Chimney Inspections?

We perform all three levels of inspections, as defined and detailed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and can give you the peace of mind you need the next time you go to enjoy a fire in your fireplace. So, what are the three levels of inspections and which circumstances call for which levels? We’re glad you asked! Here’s a breakdown and a bit more information on each.

Level I Inspections

Like the name suggests, a level I chimney inspection is the most common and determined by the following questions:

  • Have you kept up with annual chimney inspections and maintenance?
  • Does your chimney and fireplace seem to be in great working order?
  • Have you enjoyed another year of use with no changes to your system, appliance, or usage?

If the answer to these questions is “yes,” then there’s a good chance all you really need is a level I inspection. Our most routine and basic inspection, we actually include it with all of our chimney cleaning services. During this kind of inspection, our trained techs look at the readily accessible portions of the chimney and fireplace, stove, or alternative hearth appliance and verify that the flue is free of blockages and any major buildup.

Level II Inspections

Slightly more in-depth than a level I, a level II chimney inspection should be scheduled if any of the following is true:

  • Are you upgrading to a new fireplace, stove, insert, or gas log set?
  • Does your fireplace or stove seem to be operating a little differently or less efficiently than it did in the past?
  • Did you just buy a new home?
  • Did you have a run-in with a chimney fire or some severe weather that you think may have damaged your chimney? Similarly, are you relining your flue, or have you made any other repairs or changes?

If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you’ll need to schedule a level II chimney inspection this year. During this specific inspection, we check all readily accessible portions of the chimney and appliance (just like in a level I), but we also use Chim-Scan video technology to get a good look at the inside of the flue. If it’s possible to access the attic, basement, or crawlspaces that surround your chimney system by removing some panels and coverings, we’ll inspect those areas as well.

Not only will we search for flue blockages and buildup, but we’ll also check to make sure the flue is the right size and material for the appliance you have or are considering upgrading to. And if we find any damage, excessive buildup, or trouble spots, we’ll provide you with photos and a detailed analysis of our findings, including our suggestions for moving forward.

Level III Inspections

If you have a problem with your chimney and attached appliance that we just can’t seem to get to the bottom of during a level I or II inspection and without removing parts of your home’s structure — like your siding, walls, or other areas surrounding the chimney — then a level III inspection may be necessary. This inspection generally requires some demolition and invasive work, which is why we only perform them as a final resort and after much discussion with you, the homeowner. Don’t worry – we won’t do anything without discussing it with you first!

Have a specific question or need some clarification? Unsure of which provider to choose when faced with a long list of results for “Dallas chimney inspection”? No worries; that’s what we’re here for! We’ve been providing exceptional chimney maintenance and repair service to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the better part of two decades, so you can trust that we know our stuff. To learn more about Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions and/or to schedule your chimney inspection, get in touch with someone from our team. You can reach us over the phone at 972-562-6851, or by filling out this appointment request form right here on our website.

Why Is It Important To Schedule Annual Chimney & Fireplace Inspections?

So, why is it important to stay up to date with preventive maintenance services like chimney inspections? If the system is working fine and performing the way it always has, what’s the big deal with scheduling annual “fireplace checkups”?

Well, the truth is that despite the simplistic external appearance of our hearth appliances, a lot is going on behind the scenes. Most of what makes a fireplace or stove and its chimney so dangerous lurks out of sight and reach – undetectable unless you have the proper tools and training to know what’s normal and what might signal danger. Furthermore, regular and consistent chimney inspections help to catch weak areas, inefficiencies, and system damage before it’s too late and repair costs are astronomical. Prevention, in most cases, is always better than reaction, but this is especially true when it comes to your hearth appliance.

Avoid any hiccups by establishing a regular fireplace and chimney maintenance schedule and stick to it. That way, you can truly enjoy your fireside experience knowing everything is as it should be. Give us a call at 972-562-6851 or reach out online to schedule your Dallas chimney inspection today!

Book a Chimney Inspection for Your Dallas Home With the Trusted Experts at Hale’s Chimney

No matter how your appliance and chimney are performing, schedule your chimney inspection each and every year — the NFPA recommends it and it can help ensure you’re getting the most out of your chimney and fireplace. Rather than scouring the internet for “fireplace inspection Dallas,” let the CSIA-certified chimney techs here at Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions tackle your annual chimney inspection this year. With our 20+ years of experience serving the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area and our commitment to customer satisfaction, we guarantee you’ll be glad you did!

Give us a call at 972-562-6851 or head to our online appointment request page to get started today!

Our experienced techs are qualified to perform all kinds of chimney repairs, so you know you’re in good hands. Find out more about all the chimney services we offer.