Level 1 Chimney Inspection in Gaithersburg, MD

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Who Needs a Level 1 Inspection?

If you have used your fireplace regularly in the past without experiencing any problems, a Level 1 inspection is appropriate.

What is a Level 1 Inspection?


With a Level 1 inspection, the chimney technician examines the readily accessible portions of your chimney. This means the technician performs a visual inspection with a flashlight, examining all areas of your chimney and flue that can be viewed without any special tools. Your technician may use common tools such as a screwdriver or pliers to examine any openings, but there isn’t damage to any structures or finishes.

Our chimney technician examines the chimney to make sure the basic structure is intact and there are no visible signs of damage. In this inspection, the technician should also verify that there are no obstructions or combustible materials in your chimney.

Level 1 Inspection Checklist

  • Visual Inspection of the Chimney’s Exterior
  • Visual Inspection of the Chimney’s Interior
  • Visual Inspection of the Accessible Portions of the Appliance and Chimney Connection

Contact us to learn more about our Level 1 inspection services. We proudly serve clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.