Gene Padgitt, V.P. is our senior technician. He either does the inspections or reviews the documents by our other inspectors. All of our inspectors are CSIA Certified. Gene is also a State Certified Fire Investigator, an NFI Certified Gas Specialist, has a degree in HVACR Technology, and is a Licensed Mechanical Contractor.
Buyers and Realtors take note:
All cities in Johnson County, KS, Jackson County, Clay County, and Platte County in Missouri REQUIRE a Master Mechanical License and a permit to be pulled for any chimney relining, repair, or hearth appliance installation work. This is a special contractor license, also known as an HVAC License issued by Johnson County, KS, Kansas City, Missouri, Independence, MO and Raytown, MO. Please call if you'd like more information.
Be sure your contractor has this license if any repairs are needed. Note: We are the only chimney contracting company in the greater K.C. area with this license.
If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 business hours in advance of service. We will bill for service in full for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice
SCAFFOLD may be necessary in order to access tall chimneys or chimneys in the center of the house. If necessary, there will be an additional charge for this service. Please send us a photo of the house and chimneys so we can see if this is necessary.
ESTIMATES: We must do our own inspection in order to provide an estimate for any repairs because we often find different things than other chimney companies find. We must do a Level II inspection in order to provide an estimate. Written by Marge Padgitt, CCS, NFI, president of HearthMasters.
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Clean fireplace chimney flue or furnace flue in order to do inspection
If the flue or smoke chamber is too dirty to see for inspection we will need to sweep the flue first.
Clean fireplace chimney flue or furnace flue in order to do inspection $50 additional
Clean hearth or free-standing stove flue in order to do inspection $70 additional
Pull fireplace insert in order to do inspection, reinstall $100 additional
Gas Furnace, Boiler, Water heaters: Level I Visual inspection from the top of interior flue liner, check connecting pipe condition, size, rise, and run; and exterior chimney. For Furnace, boiler, hot water heater flues ONLY. $159 for the first flue, $69 each additional flue, or FREE with fireplace inspection in the same chimney.
Standard Residential Prices: (subject to change without notice)
Fireplaces, wood stoves, gas stoves, wood or gas inserts, masonry heaters, barbeques:
Level II Internal Chim-Scan camera Evaluation with written report and photos by one of our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps. Includes check of entire exterior chimney, flashing, crown or chat top, flue or metal chimney, smoke chamber, hearth, damper, fireplace, and facial wall that are readily accessible; clearances to combustibles; and draft test. Does not include demolition of any part of the chimney to check the interior chase or underneath the hearth which are not normally accessible. This is a detailed and extensive report just for insurance adjusters.
$300 for the first flue, $169 for each additional flue in the same chimney
Order your inspection by filling out the form below. We will contact you as soon as possible to set up a date and time for the inspection(s).
INSURANCE EVALUATION ORDER FORM
TRIP CHARGE: A trip charge may apply to areas out side our normal service area.
You've come to the right place. Our insurance inspections are completed by our professionally trained chimney and venting technicians. We have been doing this work since 1982 and know how to identify potential hazards and damages. Your family's safety is important to us - and you can be assured that we will provide you with a detailed and accurate evaluation report and estimate for repairs if needed.