Our chimney inspection cameras and chimney cleaning tools are designed to operate in common chimney flues sized from 3” venting pipe to 13”x18” fireplace flues. Larger size flues for commercial chimneys can be done with special packages to stabilize, rotate and operate the camera.
Chimney video inspection systems are typically called video scanners, and are designed to produce imagery from inside the chimney structure, documenting the chimneys interior general condition or locate where defects may be hidden. Even with strong lights or sunshine, areas may be left unseen. In this day and age, open voidswithin the chimney can drastically reduce its ability to operate properly, leaving condensates and by products still remaining inside the chimney. These products can deteriorate the interior leading to costly repair. Therefore when using the Chim-Scan® inspection camera after chimney sweeping, the camera can provide verification that the chimney flue is free from soot and debris and assures the chimney is in operational readiness to vent the gases and soot properly.
The Chim-Scan® systems includes a fireplace inspection camera and can be used to inspect masonry and prefabricated chimney flues also. They are used during chimney surveys when the Chimney Data System™ is used to gather data for Level 1 and Level II inspections.
Chimneys designed to vent Oil, Gas, Wood, Coal, Pellet or Corn burning appliances can be inspected using the auto focus chimney camera or the smaller Enviro-flex chimney camera. Chim-Scan® chimney camera systems are used for recording the conditions of flues after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes or seismic events.
Chim-Scan® Robotic vision systems are used as an air duct camera system, including air duct robotic vehicle, used for inspections and can be set up with cleaning tools for residential and commercial air ducts.
Chim-Scan® is THE chimney sweep camera of choice; since 1984 we have designed and built systems that have stood the test of time. Our cameras are used in various settings such as agriculture, including tractor mounts; historical canon camera and HVAC duct cameras. We do all repair work on our systems, and some are 20 years old! We still have parts and the know how to keep older system up and running, plus we can add new technologies to them when possible.
When information is locked away in not so easy spaces such as chimneys, air ducts, or crawl spaces remote vision can offer a new level of understanding. Embracing new technology your customer can see with their eyes what it is you’re talking about?
Any time you need to see what is not easily accessible or show your customer what you’re seeing... remote imaging makes it possible. In this age of information, our remote vision systems are designed to enhance your company’s capability to;
*Document conditions within a structure.
* Locate areas in need of repair
* Verify cleanliness
* Operational Readiness
* Cause and Origin assessment
Or check on the chimneys ability to contain the products of combustion, remote vision becomes a vital part toward NDT (Non Destructive Testing) goals.