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What You Should Know When Selling a Home with a Chimney

If you’re ready to sell your home, you know there’s a lot of work that leads up to the final transaction. Putting your home on the market involves selecting a real estate company to work with, staging your home for an open house, and boosting the curb appeal as well. You also have to disclose some important information about your home, and if there is a chimney on your property, the new buyer has a right to know about its condition.

Have an Inspection Before Listing Your Property

A whole-home inspection is a vital part of the process of selling a home. A potential buyer deserves a full report of everything that could potentially be a safety hazard or anything that may cost future owners a lot of money to repair. Any defect in your HVAC system should be reported to the seller, and that includes the chimney. In fact, a Level 2 chimney inspection is necessary as part of a typical home sale or transfer.

We recommend that you schedule a Level 2 chimney inspection and cleaning with a CSIA-certified (Chimney Safety Institute of America) professional before the sale takes place. This way, you can have creosote cleaned out for the prospective buyer, and you can feel more confident safely lighting a fire in the fireplace during an open house. And if any issues are found with your chimney or fireplace, you can seek the proper repairs.

Restorations Can Raise the Value of Your Home

Repairing your chimney will cost you, but this is an opportunity to increase the value of your home. You should take any possible chance to say that a portion of your home has been recently restored so that you can increase the asking price and potentially improve the look of your home.

Contact 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. for more information and to schedule an inspection, cleaning, or restoration of your chimney in the St. Paul, MN area. Call Us Today! 612.922.9600 or 1-888-PIXLEYS

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