Benefits of a CCTV Chimney Survey

When a problem arises with your chimney it can be challenging to identify what exactly has gone wrong. One option is to knock a hole in the chimney breast but this is very messy, gives limited access and has no guarantee of success.

Carrying out a CCTV chimney survey is the cleanest, quickest and most effective way to identify the problem. By using the latest industry equipment we can give you high quality footage of your chimney, helping to diagnose the issues whilst suggesting the right solutions.

The benefits of CCTV Chimney Surveys:

  • With 360° rotation and 180° swivel-views the camera provides high quality footage of your entire flue
  • A compact camera causes no damage
  • Our surveys take roughly one hour making it a very quick way of identifying problems
  • You can keep your video footage — helpful should you need to show the situation to a third party
  • Our surveys provide the data needed to give you the best advice and help to ascertain whether or not your flue should be used

Why do I need a CCTV Chimney Survey?

  • If your flue is functioning poorly
  • If your flue fails an integrity test
  • If you’ve had a chimney fire which can cause flue damage and is potentially dangerous. Our surveys will identify the severity of the damage and establish whether it is safe to use
  • If you’re buying or have recently bought a new home. Our CCTV chimney surveys will identify whether or not your flue is safe. If not, it will also help you yo evaluate the extent of any work necessary
  • Post-repair CCTV surveys ensure that work has been carried out properly and that issues are resolved
  • If you have a blockage that can’t be removed by sweeping
  • If you want to line your chimney our CCTV chimney survey and Flue Integrity Test will give you the data needed to ascertain whether one is needed or not
  • If you’re reinstating an old flue
  • If you’re renting out your property and want to reassure tenants that the flue is safe
  • If you’re planning building work or a loft conversion, our survey will alert you to potential problems
  • If you’re surveying a property

What does a CCTV Chimney Survey involve?

Before your survey takes place your flue must be professionally cleaned. The three main reasons for this are:

  1. Heavy soot deposits in the flue can hide problems
  2. Loose soot can fall onto the camera and obstruct the view
  3. Soot can cause significant mess when feeding the CCTV camera along the length of the flue

Once your flue is clean the CCTV equipment is set up. The camera is secured to a rod and brush and fed up to the top of the flue. When it reaches the top the camera starts recording, feeding colour images back to the engineer. As the camera travels back down the flue it stops at regular intervals to record particular sections.

Should your engineer identify a problem, multi-angle images will be collected to identify the issue before moving along through the rest of the flue. With your survey complete we’ll show you the images and talk you through any potential issues and subsequent solutions. We realise this can be a lot to take in so we will send you the footage once the survey is complete.

Book your CCTV chimney survey today or if you have any questions call us 01223 964305.

For more information on CCTV surveys, read our article here.

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Ablewight Ltd, The Officers’ Mess Business Centre, Duxford, CB22 4QH
Registered in the UK # 7725 203
VAT # 218 3459 04