Chimney inspection

I have lead but the lady just wants a chimney inspection. First off im completely new to be an inspector. I don’t even know how to price it. Plus is it really worth it for the customer since I’m going to to say get a clean out at the least. Which means paying a second person. So any guidance here would be great. Thank you.

You might consider referring her to a qualified chimney sweep for a level II chimney inspection by the
Chimney Safety Institute of America:

From Level II Inspection: " Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property"…

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Thank you!!

Farm it out… Like Larry said.

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Welcome to the forum, April.

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Yes, I missed that it was your first post.

Welcome to our forum, April…Enjoy! :smile:

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Yes thank you!

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I’d suggest working with a local certified chimney sweep with chimney inspections unless you plan on also getting certified and cleaning the chimneys. In my opinion, the chimney should first be swept before a camera is run up the flue. Plus, there may be additional insurance/liability issues when doing Level 2 chimney inpsections in addition to home inspections.

Chimney companies around my area charge in the $225-$349 range for a chimney cleaning with a Level 2 inspection.

Welcome back to our forum, Jason!..Enjoy! :smile:

P.S. Good helpful info, too

Especially, about the Chimney Safety Institute of America Level II inspection which states:

" …a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operation malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney."

I recommend a chimney sweep on almost every chimney during an inspection, especially if it is wood burning.

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