Fireplaces were once a necessity to provide heating to the interior of a home. Now, a fireplace is a feature enjoyed for its warmth and ambiance. However, a fireplace presents a significant fire hazard if the flue provided for venting super heated gas, smoke, or burning embers has any defects. Chimney flues that have not received regular cleaning may have been damaged or may be prematurely deteriorating.
A fireplace or chimney should never be used if the interior of the flue has any defects. The interior of a chimney flue is inaccessible without deconstruction of the chimney. A video scope of the entire interior of the chimney flue allows for careful inspection to confirm safe conditions or discover dangerous defects that need to be corrected.
Altair Inspection has invested in training and equipment in order to provide unbiased inspection and opinion of the conditions inside chimney flues. The ChimScan video scope travels through the entire flue with 360 degree tilting camera and forward facing views to inspect and evaluate the entire chimney flue system.