A  Level 2 Inspection  is mandatory when there are changes to the flue or the construction. Additionally, it is mandatory when the home or property is for sale. Chimney corbeling can cause bigger problems so it is best to fix the issue sooner rather than later. As you probably assumed, a level 2 inspection is more in detail than level 1. A level 2 chimney inspection includes all of the visual examination included in a level 1 inspection. Also some additional work including examination of the attic, crawlspace and other accessible areas. It might also check for cracks or damage to the joints in the chimney’s structure. There are no specialty tools in requiring to open doors, panels or coverings in performing a Level 2 inspection. Or other means in order to examine the internal surfaces and joints of all flue liners incorporated within the chimney. No permanent removal or destruction of an attaching portions of the chimney, building structure or finish shall be required by a Level 2 inspection. When a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection suggests a hidden hazard. An evaluation cannot be in performance without special tools. These will be in use to access in concealing areas of the chimney or flue. A Level 3 inspection is to be in recommendation.



Trust Colonial Masonry & Chimney to perform all of your chimney services, from minor to major. We’re experienced, trained, certified, licensed, and insured, and stand behind all of our work. We strive to bring the highest level of customer service to each and every interaction and work hard to ensure our customers are well taken care of and satisfied with the end results. Whether we’re keeping your chimney clean, installing a new chimney cap to keep water out of your flue, or relining your furnace flue, you can count on us to do the job right and with a smile. Our certified and experienced technicians provide the following chimney services:


Colonial Masonry & Chimney sweeps all types of flues including gas or wood fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Sweeping a chimney annually is your best protection for preventing chimney fires in your home. This ensures safe and efficient operating conditions through your entire system. Creosote/pellet dust are dangerous and very flammable product that create build-up in the venting system. Oil and Gas flues should also be inspected and if needed swept to allow proper venting throughout. It is a good practice to remove the very acidic oil/gas build up from the flue which can deteriorate the inner lining of your masonry flue.


Inspections are a very important service that Colonial Masonry & Chimney provides which will catch problem areas that if left undetected can turn into much bigger problems. It is extremely important to take these preventative measures to protect the integrity of the flue. These inspections should be conducted when purchasing a new home and annually to ensure safety. Problems can lead to complete blockages of the flue which allows smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide to leak or pour into you home creating an unsafe environment. We provide Level 2 Inspections. Contact us to Schedule your Inspection Today.


Have you noticed efficiency issues with your chimney and hearth? Has a chimney inspection revealed damage or a sizing issue with your chimney liner? The team here at Colonial can help. We have years of expert training and experience installing and replacing chimney liners of all types. Whether your chimney system lacks a liner altogether or simply needs to be relined, our team of NFPA-certified professionals can help.






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