VIDEO CAMERA INSPECTIONS
The only way to get a thorough look at the inside of your chimney.
Chimney video inspections fall under what is called a Level 2 Chimney Inspection and is only called for when normal visual inspection does not give enough information to diagnose the problem. Video inspection technology sends a camera, mounted on a swiveling wire rod, up the chimney. The camera is attached to a self-contained unit with a viewing screen or a laptop. As the technician operates the camera and guides it through the chimney, the video is recorded for additional review once the scan is complete.
In most cases, this type of in-depth look at the chimney will reveal the exact nature of the damage and allow us to provide a full and accurate estimate. Masonry chimneys may have cracks and breaks along the walls of the liners and the only way to spot the exact location is to use this technology.
Pre-fabricated chimneys can rust and may have defects in the assembly that cause problems that can only be spotted using the chimney video scan camera. Even in older metal chimney liners corrosion can cause pin-holes that can present risk to the integrity of the chimney system.
Usually, if substantial defects exist, a new liner may be required to fix the situation and allow continued safe operation of the fireplace or heating appliance. The surrounding area around the liner can then be filled a vermiculite coating which is poured down the chimney after installation, drying around the liner. The new liner can also be wrapped in a ceramic wool covering before it is installed in the chimney.
Call our professionals today at Ace of Diamonds Chimney Hearth and Home if you need help diagnosing chimney issues that are not easily identified. Our venting system experts are here to help and will help ensure that your chimney system is performing properly and efficiently by the time we’re done.