Magnum Chimney Inspections, LLC
PO Box 247
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
Fact: The Fireplace and/or Chimney Will Probably Be Overlooked until after
you’ve Invested Thousands of Dollars on Your New Home.
Fact: You Will Hire A Home Inspector!
Fact: You Will Think Your Home Inspector Thoroughly Examined The Chimney
Fact: After Purchasing Your Home You May Find Otherwise!
Fact: 70% To 80% Of Fireplaces And/Or Chimneys That I Inspect Will
Have Substantial Damage That Is Hidden With-Out The Use Of An
Interior Video Chimney Inspection!
created “Industry Standards”. These standards state that all chimneys and fireplaces shall have a level 2 inspection performed prior to sale or transfer of
the property. A level 2 inspection includes video scanning of the chimney interior
as well as other often overlooked areas.
The inspector shall:
12.2 The inspector is NOT required to:
Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards of Practice:
These guidelines are copied right from the ASHI Standards of Practice!
You see, it’s not the Home Inspectors job to perform level 2 chimney
inspections. Most do not possess the tools, i.e. dust control, digital
video inspection with recording capabilities, tall ladders, training, etc.
to perform this important service. He is not a specialist nor should he
have to be one. His job is to alert you of potential problems pertaining
to any given system in the house i.e. fireplace or heater chimney,
plumbing, furnace etc.
At Magnum CI, LLC, our focus is on the fireplace and/or chimney system of
your dream house. Here’s what we do:
That Would Constitute A Conflict Of Interest.
Magnum CI, LLC is qualified to take care of this inspection for you. We are:
What Could Possibly Be Wrong With The Inside Of A Chimney That
Couldn’t Be Detected With A Flashlight?
I’m Glad You Asked!
Let’s Take a Look…
Looks Simple Enough, Right?
Let’s Look Inside This Perfect Looking Chimney
This fireplace chimney has serious defects. These cracks may pose a potential hazard.
The purpose of these clay flue tiles was to keep the intense heat and products of
combustion IN the chimney. These clay flue liners can no longer perform their
intended function. Replacement is necessary before this fireplace can be used.
A repair estimate here could be $4000.00 to $4700.00. Wouldn’t you want to know
before you bought the house?
Another Innocent Looking Fireplace Chimney
This is a factory built fireplace chimney, commonly found in new construction.
During installation, it appears as if the chimney pipe wouldn’t cooperate so the
installer pried it together with a screwdriver. A potential fire hazard is what
remains. A replacement cost of $3000.00 to $4000.00 is not unlikely here.
Would you want to know before buying this house?
We Would Too!