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Chimney Inspections
San Francisco

Have your chimney inspected every year, even if you hardly use it.

Chimneys change like children grow. Water, settling, and time will continue to alter the flue system. Having your chimney inspected annually, and swept when needed, is the requirement given by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 211, Standards Codes for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances.


Chimney Heroes offers whatever level of inspection is required. The most common are described here.

The requirements of chimney inspection have been outlined by the National Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 211. This is the standard by which all reputable, certified chimney service companies do business. Inspection needs will vary depending on the situation.

Level I Inspection (Meets NFPA requirements)

Level I Inspections include inspection of all readily accessible areas of the chimney including the appliance, chimney connection, basic soundness of structure, and the flue. Your technician will also verify the flue is free of obstructions and combustible deposits.  Readily accessible areas is defined by any area that does not require tools (including ladders) to access. At Chimney Heroes we do a roof top inspection with every inspection depending on roof difficulty.  Some roofs or chimneys may require scaffolding or other special equipment for our techs safety!

Level II Inspection (Meets NFPA requirements) / Real Estate Inspections

Level II Inspections include everything a Level 1 includes in addition to a video scan of venting portion of the chimney.  This includes inspection of accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements where the chimneys pass through. We make sure the structure is sturdy, safe, and keeps water and animals outside. If you are buying or selling a home, the NFPA recommends a Level II Inspection at a minimum. Inspection requirements for purchasing a new home are different for each transaction.

Video Scans of your chimney identifies any cracks in clay tiles, missing mortar between tiles, and moisture.

Level III (meets NFPA requirements)

If your chimney has been damaged by an act of God, chimney fire, or has potential damage that cannot be seen by a level II inspection, then a Level III Inspection is appropriate.  It is designed to uncover structural damage or problems in concealed areas of the chimney. This is a invasive inspection that will dissect the chimney as carefully as possible to find the problem and create a solution.

Video Scans of your chimney identifies any cracks in clay tiles, missing mortar between tiles, and moisture.


Read About Our Customer’s Experiences

Fidel Ben

Local Guide

They  did an excellent job. I am really satisfied with the service's price and quality. I also thought he provided sound advice that helped us save money despite the fact that there were more expensive options available. Pleasant, Covid is a safe, friendly, and quick service. fireplace cleaned perfect, thank you so much

Michael Smith

Local Guide

Green Chimney Sweep did a great job cleaning our chimney. Clean, courteous and thorough, you can't ask for anything more. Very happy with their service. I will definitely use them again.

Mark Bruner

The outcomes of this company's cleaning of my fireplace exceeded my expectations. They showed up when they said they would and performed a fantastic job of cleaning my fireplace. I am so pleased with the results that I would gladly refer them to anybody who needs an honest and dependable fireplace cleaning service.

Semth Cris

Did an excellent job and was extremely courteous. I felt at ease and confident in their ability to do the task. The only small thing that everyone seeking cleaning services should keep in mind is to turn on your heater or air conditioner to guarantee that the chimney was clean. As a result of renovations, there was some debris inside my chimney and when I switched on the heater after Bay Services cleaned it, there was even more debris. Crew was kind enough to stay and clean until all of the garbage had been removed. good job.

Amy Thompson

This company is the best I have ever come across, period. They are always on time and thorough in their chimney inspection. They check all the corners and make sure everything is as it should be. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs an inspection and wants it done right.

Mary Harris

Local Guide

We had this company clean our chimney and were very pleased with the service and professionalism. A few weeks later we had an issue with the flu and when I call their office they had a person at our home within 20 minutes. He assessed the chimney and explained what he thought had happened. No intervention was required and we have instructed the working of the flu and how to manage it. We were not charged for this second visit and were given very helpful information. Excellent service all around.

Nestor Barnes

I had my chimney flue cleaned by this business and I'm very happy with the results. They came on time and did a thorough job, leaving no mess behind. The price was reasonable and they were very professional. I would definitely recommend this business for anyone who needs chimney flue cleaning services!

Brouce Lynnn

Did a fantastic job putting a wood burner in our fireplace Other chimney repair businesses claimed that our firebox and chimney were too tiny to support a stove (the firebox was built in 2010), Crew was creative and hopeful. For us, he found and built a beautiful stove that fits exactly. He is intelligent, competent, and fair.

Patricia Elizabith

Local Guide

They contacted ahead to confirm the appointment, arrived on time, gave me an honest appraisal, and finished the cleaning and adjustments in under an hour. With a new shutter, I now have a clean, working fireplace. Highly recommended.

Robert Morgan

The people who came over to inspect the chimney were very friendly and informed. They explained everything to me and answered all of my queries. A fantastic crew! I will undoubtedly use them in the future.