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Buying a Home? Do Not Skip the Chimney Inspection Southwest Marietta, GA

Whether it is your first home, or you are up or downgrading your living space, buying a home can be an expensive process. All homes on the market are subject to an inspection to check for major concerns, but they are not thorough in all areas. If the home you are considering to buy has a chimney, it will likely not be completely inspected unless you pay for it yourself. Before you pass on a chimney inspection, here are some reasons not to skip this important pre-buy step.

Structural Damage

Unless the chimney is leaning away from the house or shows external signs of damage, it will likely pass a standard chimney inspection. But that does not mean that it is structurally sound inside. Unless a professional chimney inspection is completed inside the structure, you do not know if the masonry and interior are in good condition. This could put the home at risk and cost you thousands of dollars down the road, as well as pose a falling hazard.

Fire Hazard

If there is creosote buildup or structural damage, the chimney could be a fire hazard. This can put your new home at risk when you build that first fire, as well as your family. Be aware that some homeowner insurance policies require regular chimney inspections for coverage of damage to the property due to chimney fires.

Air Quality Hazard

Chimneys are smoke vents, and they need to work correctly to remove carbon monoxide-filled smoke. If there are cracks in the flu liner or masonry, dangerous smoke and gases could fill your home the first time you start a fire. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly, and it only takes a few minutes to cause serious health problems.

It is worth the investment to have the chimney fully inspected before you buy a new home. If it needs repair, it is a bargaining point to discuss with the seller. It does not need to be a deal-breaker, but it will let you know what maintenance may be needed on this important element of your new home.

For professional chimney inspections in the greater Atlanta metro area, contact us at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We have over 90 years of masonry and chimney experience that can benefit you before you buy a home with a chimney.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Based on 55 reviews

Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

Penelope Greensmith

I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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