Chimney Inspection Tips

How Long Does a Thorough Chimney Inspection Take?

Homes are starting to hit the market as COVID-19 restrictions have started to lift, and as a result, many sellers are looking to list. However, getting out is a great deal more difficult than it used to be! If you are curious about the length of time, it will take for a thorough chimney inspection, here is what they need to know.

How Long Does a Standard Chimney Inspection Take?

At Flathead Chimney and Dryer Vent Cleaning Services, our inspections are thorough and also extremely streamlined. In most cases, an inspection takes around an hour from arrival to submitting the report. We generally use a comprehensive checklist to ensure there is plenty of information for homeowners and home sellers to use. However, the length of inspection time does vary depending on the overall condition of the chimney. If there is more damage, it will take longer to complete the inspection.

How Long Does a Standard Chimney Cleaning Take?

This also varies depending on how much creosote is inside the chimney and whether or not there is any additional damage. Most companies will remove both soot and creosote from inside of the chimney to ensure it is safe. However, every flue is different; in general, a standard cleaning can take between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Some factors that have been known to increase the time include whether or not there is a massive amount of creosote present, if the flue has been damaged, or if there are any blockages such as nests present. We suggest a cleaning in conjunction with the inspection before a house is put on the market.

For information pertaining to the chimney inspection services and products that we have to offer you, please do not hesitate to dial this number (406) 249-5732 now if you live in or around the Coram, MT area.