Chimney Inspection near Isanti, MN

We were hired to perform a fireplace and chimney inspection on a home that was recently purchased in Isanti Minnesota. The home inspection did not reveal any issues with the fireplace and chimney system, which is usually the case, as Home Inspections do not do a thorough inspection on the inner workings of the chimney. What we tend to run into when a homeowner purchases a home, is that they were told by their home inspector to have the chimney swept and they will "probably" be fine. This is usually never the case. 

 We always urge homeowners before purchasing a new property that has a fireplace or any type of wood burning Appliance to have the chimney properly inspected by a professional and request that they perform a level 2 inspection.

 This homeowner was made aware of the dangerous condition of their chimney flue after we performed their level 2 inspection and they were particularly upset as they were looking forward to using their fireplace this burning season for a very special occasion in their home.

 

 Missing mortar joints in this chimney flue

Missing mortar joints in this chimney flue

 Crack found in this chimney flue

Crack found in this chimney flue

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Missing mortar joints, large cracks and fractures found in this chimney flue