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Buying a New Home? Get a Chimney Inspection First Southwest Marietta, GA
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If you are buying a new home in the Atlanta, GA, area, there are many factors to consider. You may be concerned with its location, school district, HVAC system, and countless other considerations when choosing a new home. When you finally find the house that meets your criteria, including a beautiful fireplace, there is one more thing you should do before making that offer. You may want to schedule a professional chimney inspection.

It is a common misunderstanding amongst home buyers, especially first-time buyers, that a complete home inspection will be performed. Yes, there are inspections that are required but they are not as intricate as you may believe. Many home buyers have found out in the months or years after their purchase that there were existing issues that were not revealed during the pre-sale house inspection. This can include dangerous and expensive chimney problems.

The basic pre-sale inspection will look at the chimney, but it is only used to detect visible damage to the structure. If it has obvious structural issues like leaning or cracks, it will be mentioned in the inspection report. However, many chimney issues are not easily detected from a basic inspection. You need a chimney expert to thoroughly perform an inspection to ensure that it is structurally sound.

Protect Your Family and Investment

Chimneys are designed to last for many decades, but few are maintained as needed. Many people never have their chimneys cleaned or inspected, even though these features can be very dangerous if not maintained. There are many possible issues that could be hiding inside the chimney that could cause a variety of problems. These include:

  • Excessive creosote that can increase the risk of fires and contribute to unhealthy indoor air
  • Linear damage that can result in smoke and carbon monoxide entering the home or higher risks of chimney fires
  • Obstructions that can result in carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Mold growth and damage
  • Interior structural damage that may lead to a leaning or defective chimney

If you buy a home with a defective chimney, it could cause fires and air quality issues that put you, your family, and your house at risk. Repairing chimneys can be a substantial cost, which you will want to know before you purchase a home. Getting a level 3 chimney inspection can give you peace of mind that the chimney is in good condition before you sign any contract.

Do not pass on performing a thorough chimney inspection before buying a new home. While it may seem like an unnecessary expense, it could save you thousands of dollars down the road and ensure that it is safe to start a comfy fire to keep your family warm. Contact us at ^ to schedule a chimney inspection – we have over 90 years of chimney repair experience in Atlanta, GA.

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

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Our Client Reviews

Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

4.8 / 5.0

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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