Your home seller has a chimney sweep service and inspection scheduled before the first open house date, but what will actually happen during that appointment? Here is what you and your home sellers can expect when a professional chimney sweep from Clean Sweep Maryland arrives at the home.
The Importance of a Chimney Inspection and Sweep Before a Home Sale
Chimneys are a critical part of every home, and they are also one of the most dangerous parts of a home. Every year, thousands of home fires start due to chimneys that are improperly maintained or that are caked with highly flammable creosote on the inside. Before listing a home and showing it, you should always ensure that your home sellers have a chimney sweep service and inspection completed. This ensures the safety of the new home buyers and ensures that no costly problems appear during the home inspection process that could be a stumbling block in your sale.
What Happens During a Chimney Sweep Service?
In general, chimney sweep appointments can range in length from 10 minutes to 30 or more depending on the condition of the chimney, the accessibility of the fireplace and chimney and any additional supplies needed. The chimney sweep will conduct a preliminary inspection of the fireplace and chimney and then put down a drop cloth to protect the floor from any soot or dust.
The chimney sweeping itself could happen from the roof or through the fireplace. When you have it performed by a professional, all creosote, dust and soot will be contained, and the home seller won’t need to worry about cleaning up a mess inside of the home. The homeowner will then receive an inspection report detailing any repairs that should be made, anything found inside of the chimney and additional information for future maintenance. This report can be used to show evidence of the sweeping and service before a home inspection occurs.
Clean Sweep Is Here to Help!
Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, slate roofing and duct cleaning services designed to keep all of your listed properties clean and safe for sellers and buyers. If you have a prospective home buyer or home seller in need of a slate roof inspection or repairs, we are here to help.