• Level 2: A Level 2 Inspection is required when changes are made to the system, including changes in fuel type, changes to materials and shapes within the flue, or replacement appliances. It is also mandatory when you buy, sell or transfer property...or after a malfunction, fire, or forceful weather event. It includes the same requirements in a Level 1 inspection, and could also include a visual /video inspection to examine internal surfaces and flue liner joints, outlining vertical and horizontal cracks. The technician explores accessible portions of the chimney, plus attics, basements and crawl spaces

  • Level 3: A Level 3 Inspection is warranted when hidden hazards are suspected. It includes all the items in Levels 1 and 2, and then goes beyond to access concealed areas of the chimney or flue. it is performed with special tools and may entail removing or destroying some permanent portions of the chimney or building.

Chimney Services

Chimney Cleanings

Sticky and dangerous, built-up soot can pose a serious risk to homeowners and occupants. Fireplaces, stoves and heating appliances all contribute to the soot in your chimney. A yearly chimney cleaning will eliminate your concerns of damage to your chimney and the risk of fire. Our basic cleaning process begins with an inspection of your fireplace or heating system, then the chimney or flue pipe. We will provide a condition report to outline the scope of the work and any potential problems.

Some of the additional components we inspect during a chimney cleaning include:

  • Damper, Smoke Chamber, Smoke Shelf, and Spark Arrestor.

Chimney Caps

Every chimney should have a proper chimney cap in order to prevent the entry of moisture, branches, animals and debris that could cause blockage or other problems. A chimney cap also acts as a spark arrester disabling fire and sparks from igniting and causing a possible fire to the roof area . In addition, moisture entering the chimney can freeze in the winter causing separations to occur in the liner.

We can supply and install any chimney cap that would suit the needs of your chimney.

​Chimney Re-Linings

Being a leader in the chimney and fireplace industry, we have technicians skilled in lining and relining chimneys with various types of liners. In order to recommend the best solution for you, our technicians will take the time to examine your chimney and ask questions to gain a better understanding of your usage and needs.

Chimney Liners:

As a result of extensive testing by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most fire codes mandate a safe, durable and well performing chimney lining. The lining in a modern masonry chimney serves several functions, including:

  • Containing  combustible products expelling gases outside of the residence
  • Protecting the masonry chimney walls from heat and corrosion
  • Contributing to the efficiency of appliances and fireplaces
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​Upon completion of the inspection, the technician will begin cleaning soot from the inside. Then, the technician will go to the roof and clean the chimney using poles, brushes and scrapers. Finally, the technician will return to the inside of the home or business and remove debris. Guaranteed to arrive properly equipped for the job, our technicians are licensed, bonded and insured. Drawing on their extensive experience, Nationwide Chimney & Fireplace technicians always provide the finest cleaning services while ensuring the cleanliness of your home or office.

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Chimney Certifications

  • Whether it be  oil to gas conversions, or oil to oil (from # 2, #4 or# 6 Oil), and natural gas to natural gas replacements, we are fully capable of performing any certification

  • Prior to installing a new furnace, boiler or hot water heater, the homeowner must make sure that chimney is in safe condition, and that Chimney Certification is signed and given to the Local Code Enforcement Office

  • By signing the Chimney Certification we certify that the chimney/vent is free and clear of obstruction, and is substantially clean of residue from its previous use serving as an oil appliance. We further certify that the chimney/vent is appropriately lined and sized for the appliance being installed.

Chimney Inspections

Until recently, expert inspection and evaluation of fireplaces, stoves or other venting systems was left up to the discretion of chimney service technicians. Now, there are standards and codes established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regarding home heating appliances (NFPA 211).

There are three levels of inspection, depending upon your appliances and venting systems. Here is what to expect from your Nationwide technician for each level:

  • Level 1: A Level 1 inspection is the minimum required for systems that are not changing and are in continued use under the same conditions. In a Level 1 inspection, our technician will examine easily accessed portions of the chimney exterior, and the interior portion of the chimney and access it's condition. Our Nationwide technician will examine your chimney structure, flue, appliance installation and connections, and will check for combustible deposits as well as obstructions.