The standard chimney inspection costs about $100 to $250. Costs vary depending on roof accessibility and the type of chimney you need inspected. Some chimney sweeps may perform free inspections if you chose to have your chimney cleaned or other repair work done.
A reputable chimney sweep will inspect your fireplace and flue to see whether cleaning is needed. If it's needed, they should lay down blankets or other protective material so the ashes and soot brought out during a cleaning don’t get on your flooring or furniture.
A basic sweep, which includes a Level inspection for generaly safety, averages between $125 and $250, depending on the type of chimney you have and it's condition. Expect to pay more if you have creosote buildup, dead or living animals in your chimney. It may require special equipment or chemicals to properly and thoroughly clean your chimney.
When new chimney materials are installed, choose a company that provides a lifetime warranty on those parts.