Many building owners don’t understand the importance of preventative maintenance for their chimney and brick. When they finally schedule an inspection, Approved uncovers thousands of dollars’ worth of preventable damage. To avoid an unforeseen $10,000+ bill, you need regular chimney services.
In general, you need a brick or chimney inspection when you:
Sell a Home
Before you put your St. Louis home on the market, you should schedule a camera inspection of your chimney. Even though you may not want to uncover hidden issues, it’s almost always cheaper to address them proactively. Approved offers chimney cleanings and camera inspections for only $178.
Buy a Home
Many new homeowners don’t think to check their chimney for damage, and most home inspectors can’t perform the level of inspection needed to find internal issues. Before you close on your new home, schedule chimney services to ensure you don’t get stuck with expensive repairs. Additionally, have your inspector look for brick and mortar issues to determine if the home needs tuckpointing.
Rent a Home
When new occupants rent a home with a fireplace, they need a chimney sweep. Approved can make sure your chimney is safe so the homeowner can get their occupancy permit.
Notice Visible Issues With Your Fireplace
Does smoke fill your home when you light a fire? Are there cracks in your flue liner or firebox? It’s time for chimney services.
Notice Water Damage or Crumbling Mortar on Your Building’s Exterior
If your brickwork looks dark, dirty, or cracked, you may need tuckpointing and repointing. Approved offers free inspections and a one-year warranty for all tuckpointing projects.
Start Using Your Fireplace During the Winter
Homeowners and commercial property owners who use their fireplaces should schedule a chimney inspection before they light the first fire of the year.