We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Have you found the house of your dreams? While a home inspection is common practice, a chimney inspection is often a forgotten task but one worth considering. While a home inspector may provide a visual examination of the chimney and fireplace, they are not required to inspect areas that are not readily accessible including most often the interior of the flue. In fact, many in the profession are not educated fully in both chimney and venting systems and are by no means experts in the field. Hiring a certified chimney technician to examine and inspect the unit prior to purchase will help diagnose major issues and also offer peace of mind in your purchase.
While on site, a chimney sweep will provide a thorough inspection of the chimney and fireplace. They may use specialized video scanning equipment to examine the condition of the inside of the flue looking for cracks, creosote buildup, and other signs of serious damage. They may also inspect the outside chimney area along with the chimney damper and surrounding flashing. A local professional is a great source for the latest information on building codes for your specific area. Keeping your family safe, they can also inform you if evidence of a previous fire is found and provide estimates on any needed repairs.
If you are buying or selling a home, contact Lindemann Chimney Service to schedule a complete fireplace and chimney inspection. Our certified team will make sure your potential home is the right fit for you with a solid, functioning fireplace unit. Don’t get stuck with a lemon, contact us today before you make that offer.