Your customers rely on you to provide them with the best advice when it comes to selling or buying their home. If their home has a chimney, count on Potomac Services to help.
Home Inspectors Can’t See Everything
Unless home inspectors moonlight as certified chimney sweeps, they probably do not have the training, expertise or the special camera to detect hard to see issues in chimneys. Typically, home inspectors can do the equivalent of a level 1 inspection – look at only the component of the chimney that are visible to the naked eye. Unfortunately, sometimes things get missed. Then, when new the homeowners move in, they discover that their chimney has issues that could cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to repair.
Having a CSIA certified chimney sweep like Potomac Services is your best bet to ensure that your home’s chimney is problem free.
Protect Your Customers
If you represent the buyer, it is good business to recommend that they hire a certified Chimney Sweep like Potomac Services to provide a thorough level 2 inspection with a high definition video equipment. Best case scenario, your customer will have the peace of mind that the chimney is fine and safe to use. Worst case, there is damage to the chimney that needs to be repaired. It’s really a win, win for the buyer either way. Knowing is important. No one likes surprises, especially when buying a new home.
If you represent the seller, they probably do not like surprises either… especially those that could delay or cost them money at closing. If they suspect that they have issues with the chimney, they may want to know that upfront. They can then decide how best to disclose the information or deal with the situation.
Why Potomac Services for Real Estate Chimney Inspections?
If you are buying a home, you can trust Potomac Service to provide the peace of mind you need from our chimney inspection service. Our technicians are all certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This means we follow the three different levels of chimney inspections developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in its code NFPA 211, the Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.