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We Provide Chimney Video Inspections

Your chimney may look great on the outside. However, on the inside, there could be hazards lurking that could put the safety of your family and home at risk. Although chimney professionals have the training and knowledge to assess the interior of a chimney, it is also challenging for them to see exactly what is going on inside the flue.

Over the years, we have been providing the Austin area with high-quality professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services. At Atlas Chimney, we also have closed-circuit video recording included in our chimney inspections. This allows us to get an up-close look of every inch of the interior of a chimney when looking for damage or issues that could cause your chimney to malfunction. We would like to tell you more about our chimney video inspection service.

How do chimney video inspections work?

man carry ladder on right shoulderIn order to get an up-close look at the inside of your chimney, Atlas Chimney uses the Chim-Scan Closed Circuit Internal Evaluation System. It is specifically designed to operate inside chimneys, air ducts, and other venting systems. After our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney professionals sweep your chimney, we will insert the camera system into the flue.

The camera system gives us a better visual of the interior of your chimney on a TV monitor, and this also allows us to spot damage to the liner, wall, or other components that could lead to potential hazards. As we are inspecting your chimney with the Chim-Scan, the system is recording everything, and we will give you a copy of this recording upon completion of our service.

Which levels of chimney inspections include a video recording?

You can expect Atlas Chimney to use our Chim-Scan system for all Level 2 or Level 3 inspections. These levels require a video recording because they are used in situations where chimney damage is usually present, especially after a chimney fire or extreme weather events. The recordings can be given to your home insurance agent for any relevant claims. You also need a Level 2 chimney inspection when you are buying or selling a home, or when you have made changes to your chimney system. We can even include our video recording services for the basic Level 1 inspection if you request it.

Do you need the peace of mind that there is absolutely no damage to the interior of your chimney? Contact us today at Atlas Chimney to schedule a chimney video inspection. We are always here for any of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs!

The Dangers of Dirty Air Ducts

Although it is impossible to control pollution outdoors, there are things you can do to improve the air quality inside your home. Following a regular cleaning routine is very important to reduce dust in the air in your home. If you or your household suffer from allergies, you know how essential it is to stay on top of your dusting duties. However, dusting is not always enough to keep dust spores from worsening breathing conditions because the dust inside your air duct system. Once this happens, dust spores are spread throughout your home.

house at sunsetOther health dangers of a dirty air duct system include sinus infections, eye irritations, and asthma and respiratory issues. To avoid these ailments, an annual professional air duct cleaning is recommended by respiratory health experts like the American Lung Association. For over 25 years, Atlas Chimney has been taking care of the chimney and venting systems in the Austin area. You can count on our trained and experienced professionals to properly clean your air ducts. We would like to tell you more about what you can expect from our professional air duct cleaning services and how we can help repair any leaks in your air duct system.

What can I expect when Atlas Chimney shows up to clean my air ducts?

Before we clean your air ducts, our trained and certified professionals will perform a video inspection of your entire air duct system. This allows us to see exactly how dirty the ducts are. We also use this video to show you how much of a difference our cleaning made with a before and after video comparison. In order to avoid contamination of your system, we do more than just vacuum your HVAC system. To loosen dirt and debris, we use specialized industry tools like brushes and skipper balls, then we hook up a powerful HEPA-filtered vacuum to the duct to remove all of the dust, dirt, and debris. We then sanitize your air ducts with a microbial spray to kill germs, bacteria, and dust mites. If you are unhappy with our work, we will re-clean your air duct system a second time at no cost.

What other air duct services does Atlas Chimney provide?

Your air ducts could also develop leaks, which can pull dust, moisture, and irritants into your system from the walls, attic, crawl space, or basement. Leaky air ducts can make your home uncomfortable and cause your utility bills to be more expensive. If you suspect your ducts are leaking, we can seal them with Aeroseal, a system that uses polymer particles to repair it. Aeroseal is backed by a 10-year warranty, and it is non-toxic and safe for you, your family, and your pets.

When was the last time your air ducts were professionally cleaned? Protect your family’s respiratory health by calling us at Atlas Chimney to schedule an appointment today!

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