Chimney Inspections

Homestead Chimney Doctor provides in-depth chimney inspections for new home owners and real estate agents. We also provide service to anyone looking to make their home safer.
A few key inspection points to follow:

  • In order to prevent rain, debris, and animals from entering your chimney, there should always be a cap with a screen on the chimney.
  • Inspect the foundation of the mortar. Sometimes the weather may do damage to the exposed mortar or bricks.  A reset or re-pointing should fix the problem.
  • Check and see if there is excessive creosote buildup on the flue liner, along with cracked flue tiles. A Homestead Chimney Doctor chimney sweep will be recommended if it has been a while between cleanings. As your chimney accumulates more and more buildup, you start to run a higher risk of a chimney fire.
  • Check for defective gaskets.

Not only will you have piece of mind knowing any potential fire hazards have been eliminated, but this will also help the life of the chimney last longer. A chimney inspection practically pays for itself. Call now (815) 624-2777.