For Real Estate Chimney Inspections in Lake Wallenpaupack, Call On Integrity Chimney Service
Moving to or out of Lake Wallenpaupack, Ledgedale, Bidwell Hill, East Sterling, Arlington, Greentown, Callapoose, Newfoundland, Hemlock Grove, Little Chapel, Haags Mill, Pittston, Lake Wallenpaupack Estates, or anywhere else nearby? Schedule a level 2 chimney real estate inspection with us!
Did you know that your home inspector is actually not required to perform a level 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection? Which means there are many parts of your chimney system that could easily be overlooked while you’re in the process of transferring property.
What does this mean for you? Well, if you’re buying the home, it could mean you end up with some unwelcome (and expensive) surprises down the line. If there’s one thing we’ve learned after being in the industry for some time, it’s that many chimney damages are hidden away and not obvious to an untrained eye. And while a home inspector is well-informed on many aspects of home maintenance, most aren’t very knowledgeable on chimneys.
If issues are found before the sale is complete, though, the cost could be taken off the price of the home (or addressed before you move in), ensuring you aren’t stuck paying thousands for repairs or rebuilds that the previous owners should have been responsible for.
And if you’re the one selling? Well, you’ll want to ensure all bases are covered and that any negotiations are done fairly and consistently, right? If you know your chimney system is in good shape (and can prove it), then you’ll be far more likely to sell the home for closer to your asking price.
What Doesn’t the Home Inspector Cover?
Here’s what the home inspector is NOT required to cover according to International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®):
- an inspection of the flue or vent system
- an inspection of the chimney/flue interior
- an inspection of any fire doors, screens, seals, gaskets, or mantels
- whether or not a sweeping is needed
- if the system was installed properly
- an inspection of automatic fuel-fed devices (i.e. pellet systems)
- an inspection of heat-distribution assets
- drafting abilities or air flow
They also won’t be operating any gas fireplace inserts, lighting any pilot flames, igniting/extinguishing fires, moving your appliance or any of its contents, performing a smoke test, or removing any necessary components to get a more in-depth look.
In the end, if you want to ensure everything is covered, trusting a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified pro is the right route to take.
No matter what road you’re moving to or from, Integrity Chimney can help. We’d be glad to travel to Lake Wallenpaupack Road, Gumbletown Road, Sand Court, Lizzie Lane, Nemanie Road, Calico Court, Elm Road, Spruce Road, Shore Road, Soose Way, Sunset Way, Acer Court, Joyce Avenue, Crystal Avenue, Scoda Road, Ames Road, Wilsonville Road, Lake Drive, Paupack Point Road, Hickory Drive, Highland Drive, Lakeshore Drive, or any of the other roads, courts, and lanes surrounding the lake to get this service done for you.
Your Home Deserves the Best
We firmly believe that fireplaces play a big role in turning a house into a home, which is why we do everything possible to keep yours running as safely and efficiently as possible with every burning season. Turn to us for all of your chimney and fireplace needs.
- Chimney Cleaning & Inspection
- Chimney Repairs
- Fireplace Remodels & Facelifts
- Gas Fireplace Cleaning & Troubleshooting
- Stove, Insert & Fireplace Sales
Put Your Trust in Us
When it comes to hiring a service company, finding a team you can truly trust isn’t always easy. Well, we’re here to do everything possible to prove ourselves to you. If you live in Avoy, Hollisterville, Lakeville, Paupack, Tafton, Clarks Summit, Moscow, Dunmore, Dalton, or anywhere else in the area, reach out online or give our team a call at 570-221-4113 today.