Buying or Selling a Home? Do You Need a Chimney Inspection? – BE AWARE

Buying or Selling a Home? Do You Need a Chimney Inspection? – BE AWARE

Whether you are buying or selling a home, many homeowners falsely believe that a home inspection will find any chimney-related issues. BUYER and SELLER BE AWARE.

In this crazy housing market, people are bypassing home inspections to win the bid!

Listen to this BOSTON 25 news report about the importance of home inspections. These are safety issues and must not be overlooked.

Now more than ever, it is imperative to have your chimney and fireplace inspected prior to buying or selling, here is what you need to know:

Are you buying?

Home buyers need to make sure their new home is safe and sound for themselves and their family. If the new house has a fireplace, make sure the chimney is in good condition. Once a home is under contract, buyers can request an independent chimney inspection in addition to a home inspection.

Even if the sellers have an inspection report from a chimney sweep, you can still ask to have another sweep do a secondary inspection. This second inspection can confirm the findings of the chimney report – or uncover issues that were not previously disclosed. This report can ensure that any fireplace, heating flue, or other chimney issues are addressed before the sale is finalized.

If you recently bought a new home, but the sellers did not include findings from a chimney inspection in their disclosures, you will want to have the chimney inspected before lighting your first fire. This is especially true if you bought an older home, a home that was unoccupied for a long period of time before purchase, or a home where the fireplace was rarely or infrequently used.

do you need a chimney inspectionAre you selling?

If you are selling your home, you should consider having the chimney swept and inspected before putting it on the market. Having the chimney swept and inspected gives you a cleaner and more efficient fireplace system, but it can also alert you of any chimney damage that has occurred or repairs that need to be made. Finding chimney damage before you put your home on the market gives you plenty of time to make repairs. It reduces the risk of any unpleasant surprises being uncovered during the buyer’s inspection. In addition to allowing, you to make repairs, having a report from a certified chimney sweep can also help put buyers at ease about the condition of the chimney.

Having a chimney inspection done before buying or selling a home can ensure no problems with the fireplace, heating flue, and chimney and give everyone involved peace of mind.

If you’re getting ready to buy or sell your home, we encourage you to contact Boston Best Chimney today to schedule your chimney inspection.

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