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Bringing peace of mind through non-alarming, comprehensive and affordable chimney inspections in Los Angeles.

“Chimney Check is an AMAZING company! I am so grateful for their diligence and giving me an honest inspection. Their customer service is outstanding” – S.S., customer

Chimney Inspector Los Angeles

Why Have a Chimney Inspection?

Peace of mind. Determining that your chimney and fireplace system is safe to operate will bring peace of mind for you and your family.

It’s indicated. Per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) a Level II inspection shall be conducted upon sale or transfer of the property.

Don’t be caught with thousands of dollars in chimney repairs. Repairing structural or fire safety issues can be costly as either a homeowner or a home buyer. It’s always best to have it inspected so you have no surprises.

Level II fireplace/chimney inspections in Los Angeles performed by our experienced, courteous, knowledgeable inspectors using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

We perform inspections only. We do not perform any repairs or service to the system, which allows us to present unbiased findings with no conflict of interest.

We can offer approximate cost estimates for any repairs or replacements needed which can be useful when comparing contractor bids for repairs.

Areas of interest

Cracks

Cracks inside or around the fireplace can be an indication of earthquake or settlement damage.

Gaps

Gaps where the chimney meets the house indicate the structure has shifted and may need to be stabilized or repaired.

Staining

Smoke staining above the fireplace opening can indicate the chimney is improperly venting the smoke or that fires built in the fireplace are too large for it.

Neglect

A neglected, dirty fireplace system can become a fire safety hazard. This can only be discovered with a video camera inspection.

Our Process

Visual

Visual Inspection

We perform a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of chimney structure, flue and fireplace system.

Video

Video

A video inspection of the flue using professional diagnostic equipment is performed to help determine the structural and fire safety of the system.

Research

Research

We perform research (when necessary) to ensure that the system meets the manufacturer’s installation requirements & complies with local codes, and that components are available if repairs are required.

Report

Report

All findings and recommendations are included in a comprehensive report complete with photos of evident issues and estimated costs of repairs.

A consummate professional who gives every Los Angeles fireplace inspection the highest degree of skill ...

Chimney Inspection Companies Los Angeles
Chimney Inspection Company Los Angeles

“John Le Baron is a consummate professional who gives every inspection the highest degree of skill and expertise. I deeply respect his knowledge of chimney systems and I trust him implicitly.” - J.M.

Very instrumental in helping negotiate an appropriate price for the home ...

Chimney Inspection Los Angeles
Chimney Inspector Los Angeles

“We used this company for a chimney inspection when purchasing our first home. The inspector was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. He answered each question we had with detail and the services they provided were very instrumental in helping negotiate an appropriate price for the home. He found damage with the chimney invisible to our untrained eyes and provided us with a well detailed report including digital photos and video of our chimneys.”

Highly knowledgeable and easy to work with. Arrived early!

Fireplace Inspection Los Angeles
Fireplace Inspections Los Angeles

“I would very much recommend this company for any chimney inspective work. They give you a good trustworthy feeling from the time I called to make the appointment to the folding up of the protective cloths he placed around the chimney so as not to create a mess. 2 thumbs up! Pros: Highly knowledgeable and easy to work with. Arrived early! Cons: None!” - from CitySearch

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