Your Guide to Chimney Inspection


With winter just around the corner, you need a chimney inspection. Why? Prevent fire hazards and energy loss this winter. Your chimney inspector will tell you if you need masonry chimney repair, sweeping, or a new chimney cap. In general, there are three levels of chimney inspections, each more involved than the last.

Basic Chimney Inspections

A basic chimney inspection provides guidelines and an assessment to prevent property damage or injury from fire hazards. Inspect your chimney once or twice per year. If you use your fireplace a lot, schedule a chimney inspection before use each year. When the chimney technician inspects your chimney, they will check for an operating malfunction,  and other important issues:

  • Water damage
  • Moisture
  • Cracked chimney cap
  • Damage from lightning strike
  • Operating malfunctions
  • Inspect flues
  • Fireplace
  • Check connected appliances
  • Camera inspection
  • And so much more

Why Do You Need a Chimney Inspection?

The main reason to schedule a basic chimney inspection annually is to prevent damage from fire hazards, check any malfunctions, and point out any serious issues different from the previous year’s inspection.

Thinking of buying a home with a chimney? Schedule a more in-depth inspection. You want to avoid purchasing a home that has a chimney with serious structural damage, a fire danger, or serious moisture and leaking. Sometimes that will not come up in a basic home inspection. A seasoned chimney technician will help you save thousands in damage by finding problems before you purchase a home with a problematic chimney.

Our helpful experts at Cummins Restorations will provide a wide range of affordable solutions. Whether the problem is large or small, count on Cummins to fix your chimney. Customers trust us again and again to repair their chimney with top notch masonry and repair.

Camera Inspections

Camera inspections allow you to see any serious masonry issues with your own eyes. By using state-of-the-art technology, technicians will pinpoint major problems and help you save money by dealing with issues today.

When you need the best chimney inspection and repair in the Greater Toronto Area call Cummins Restorations. Our talented team will help you with chimney repair, tuckpointing, masonry, and more. Contact us today. Schedule your first appointment with us.