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Chimney inspection in Huntsville, AL,

Has it been more than a year since the chimney at your Huntsville home was inspected? If so, you could be putting your home and family at risk. Neglected chimneys are more likely to experience a chimney fire and major structural problems. Call A-1 Chimney today at (256) 285-4895 and ask about our professional chimney inspections. We serve the Huntsville area including Meridianville, AL, Hazel Green, AL, New Market, AL, Harvest, AL, and Gurley, AL.

Chimney repair in Huntsville ALWhy Your Chimney Needs an Annual Inspection

Chimneys and their components are a lot like our cars. As months and miles pass, small signs of wear and damage begin to appear. With regular service, these problems get fixed before they become extensive and expensive.

As a homeowner, you can spot some signs of chimney damage at your Huntsville home, for example:

  • Water in the firebox
  • Crumbling exterior bricks and mortar
  • Efflorescence (white staining) on the masonry
  • Damp walls and ceiling near the chimney
  • Sluggish smoke drafting
  • Missing or warped chimney flashing
  • Sticky/hard-to-close damper
  • Small chimney liner tile pieces in the firebox

These are things you can notice, but there are many other ways a chimney can suffer damage or be in need of a thorough cleaning that you probably can’t spot. Concerning a chimney and many other things in life, it’s not the damage you can see that hurts you – it’s the damage you don’t know about.

Chimney inspection in Huntsville, ALWhat Do Chimney Inspectors Do?

A-1 Chimney Specialist of Huntsville provides the three recognized levels of certified chimney inspection:

Level 1 Inspection: Your basic chimney inspection, covering the chimney structure and its components including the chimney cap, chimney crown, chimney liner, structural masonry, flashing, smoke chamber, smoke shelf and more.

Level 2 Inspection: This is a specialized inspection performed

A: when there has been a chimney fire

B: when the home is being sold

C: when a new fireplace insert or other appliance is being connected to the chimney

Level 3 Inspection: This inspection is only performed when a previous inspection has determined that there is significant structural damage to the chimney. Work may include removing sections of the chimney or dismantling adjacent walls or parts of the ceiling.

If you keep your Huntsville chimney in good shape through regular inspections and chimney sweep services, it’s unlikely you’ll ever be faced with a Level 3 chimney inspection.

chimney restoration in Huntsville, ALChimney Repair and Rebuilding

By catching trouble early with a chimney inspection, you can quickly schedule any necessary repair work to restore safety and operational efficiency to your chimney.

Since 2001, A-1 Chimney Specialist has provided a full menu of chimney repair and rebuilding services for our customers in the Huntsville region.

  • Chimney liner repair
  • New liner installation – stainless steel, clay, cast-in-place
  • Heatshield liner repair
  • Partial & complete chimney rebuilding/restoration
  • Chimney crown repair & rebuilding
  • Brick repair & tuckpointing
  • Chimney masonry waterproofing
  • Chimney cap repair & replacement
  • Chimney chase top repair & replacement
  • Chimney flashing repair & replacement
  • Firebox repair
  • Smoke chamber parging

If it’s time to schedule a chimney inspection, A-1 Chimney Specialist is standing by. Call us today at (256) 285-4895.