Chimney inspection report writing has never been easier! See our overview video.

Since the release of our software and app September 2018, our system has been used by hundreds of sweep technicians, has been used to inspect over 87,000 chimneys!

Detailed inspection reports increase sales! One tech stated, "I used to earn a couple hundred dollars in commissions each month, now every commission check has a comma in it!"

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Schedule now for a walk through of our software and app. Get through the learning curve faster with our onboarding and setup! Watch our recorded video and earn CEU's .

  • Category: Onboarding and setup
  • Duration: 01:30 Hours
  • Address: Virtual with Zoho (Map)
  • More Info: Go to for our screen sharing on you PC or Mac. Your device will need the Zoho customer assist app fro the app or playstore

Price:Onboarding consultation is free!

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ChimSpect simplifies chimney inspections  and report writing!

The App works with iOS, Android and now works with ChromeBooks!

·    Fast and easy inspection reports

·    Accurate reports Reduce your liability risks!

·    Use our disclaimer or customize your own

·    Fast Easy to use, comprehensive, adaptable

·    Consistent results: All of your techs can write complete reports regardless of their experience level.

·    Using the app helps train your techs to be familiar with codes and standards

·    Using the app standardizes the way all of your crews complete chimney inspections

·    Use the online dashboard to view and edit your reports. 

·    You decide the level of information you want to record

·    Meets / exceeds NFPA-211 standards

·    Add all the pictures you need

·    Our “Comment Assist library” can be customized to your company's needs to build fast reports in plain language with the code standards referenced

·    Reports saved to secure cloud servers

·    Add private notes about the customer or property that will not show up in your written report

·    App based service works on or off line

·    Create PDF files for easy printing, emailing, storing and texting

Professional reports = more $$$

Do you want your company to be more profitable? The ChimSpect app and software will build professional narrative style reports.  The companies that consistently use narrative style professional reports generate larger and more profitable jobs!  Customers will be impressed with your attention to detail as they watch you diligently take measurements.  We constantly hear “The last company wasn’t  nearly this thorough!”  Insurance adjusters will have more respect for your reports and estimates

Standardize inspections for all crews

Using ChimSpect will standardize the way all of your crews complete inspections.  You can also view their reports on the dashboard to remotely monitor your crews work!

Reduce your liability!

Use of our app will make sure you and all your crews are gathering all the information required to prove they are providing the “standard level of care” required by our trade! Your narrative style report documented with measurements and photos will be proof of the condition of the chimney, vent or fireplace conditions when you serviced the system.  

Property Tracking

House addresses don’t change, but home owners do.  Our dashboard allows you to search your inspection reports by address.  Look it up! See the report from the last time you serviced the home.

“Presentation mode”

Close more sales as you impress your customers with  our on-device PowerPoint style presentation mode to present your findings and conclusions! Our staff and our customers love this feature!  Present your findings and have your customer sign the report on your device!

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Take advantage of the one free month trial before it goes away!

Convention special! Signup for a no obligation subscription Watch the training video with CEU’s (about an hour long) Email me with promotional refund for new customers in the subject line I will refund your first month of service! There are no contracts to sign or time commitment! Love it or leave it!

ChimSpect chimney inspection and report writing pricing

Pricing  for ChimSpect Basic           Click here to sign up for ChimSpect basic

Our pricing is simple:                                                                  

Dashboard plus one device price $99.00 / month 

Each additional device is $45.00 / month   

Example:  monthly subscription for one inspector (includes one device activated, one dashboard) is 99.00.  

                   Monthly subscription for 2 inspectors (includes one dashboard and 2 activated devices) $144.00

* Only one dashboard is needed / company

*** Contact me for special pricing if you are running more than 10 devices or want to pay annually ***

The dashboard is where you configure your company settings.  You can access this from any device that can access a website.  Only one is needed per company.

  • Upload your profile
    • Company information
    •  logo
    • Disclaimer
  • Add or remove devices
  • View uploaded inspection reports
  • Edit inspection reports that have been uploaded
  • Save the PDF for your files or emailing
  • Add or edit comments to your comment assist library
  • Activate devices
  • Contact support

Devices are any supported devices

  • iPhone or iPad using 10.4 or higher
  • Android phones or tablets running version 5.0 or higher
  • Chromebooks that can download from the Google play store will work with the app!

ChimSpect was born out of a quest to standardize the way all of my technicians were completing and documenting level 1 and level II chimney inspections.  My quest started several years ago.  I tried every system I found on the market and all were lacking the flexibility, speed and accuracy that I needed.  

1. I needed to prove we are providing the standard level of care required by our trade since the year 2000.

2. I needed a way to keep all my technicians accountable.

3. Narrative style reports dramatically increase sales! So I needed a way for all of my crews to quickly create these reports

4. I was involved in a property damage loss. If I had better documented what went on at the home during our work, I would have not had any liability in this claim.

In October of 2017 I approached my brother, Bill, who has over 40 years experience in the software industry. Together we formed ChimSpect. The abilities of this system has surpassed my expectations and continues to get better! My brother’s company will always keep the app and software current with technology. My job is to make sure it always meets the needs of our industry!

Our software launched September of 2018. Since that time it has been used by hundreds of chimney technicians and has been used to inspect over 70,000 Chimneys!Join the ranks of the successful elite group of sweeps prospering their buisness by generating professional chimney inspection reports with ChimSpect! ChimSpect is the first and best app of its kind!

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ChimSpect is a tool that was designed by Jim Ferguson, a 40-year veteran of the chimney service industry. Jim is a certified Chimney Specialist with multiple certifications and is a highly sought after instructor within the industry.

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ChimSpect is a tool that was designed by Jim Ferguson, a 40-year veteran of the chimney service industry. Jim is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America as a Certified Chimney Specialist, Certified Chimney Professions as a Master Chimney Technician, a F.I.R.E certified inspector from the Fire Investigation and Research and Education Service, A Certified Specialist by the N.F.I. The National Fireplace Institute, He is an instructor for the CSIA, a trainer for the Copperfield Chimney training institute, and is a certified remote pilot by the FAA. ChimSpect is used by hundreds of chimney service professionals all over the USA and has been used to create nearly 100,000 chimney inspection reports since it was released in the fall of 2018. ChimSpect was the first app of its kind and the ChimSpect team continually devotes hundreds of hours of research and development to keep this software state of the art for the chimney service industry. 
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When Jim, our chimney expert, was visiting family in Phoenix Arizona, the local news was following a story about 11 chimney fires that happened on Christmas eve. There were lives lost and millions of dollars in property damages. As the pictures of the devastated houses and the offending fireplaces were shown, it was obvious to Jim that every one of these fireplaces had been built or installed improperly. All these fires could have been prevented! Lives could have been saved, and properties protected from damage if only they had been serviced by qualified, competent chimney technicians that followed the proper inspection standards outlined in the NFPA 211! ChimSpect helps technicians follow these standards.  

Why is a thorough inspection of the chimney so important? When your home was built there should have been a series of inspections by a building inspector. The building inspector is expected to know all the building codes in every area of construction including but not limited to; footers and foundations, concrete floors, drainage, AC electrical, low voltage electrical, structural design and integrity, insulation, plumbing, masonry, siding, roofing, and the lists go on and on. How did the building inspector become a building inspector? Is he an expert in all of these trades? Most likely he or she was not. Did you know that most if not all states have a law protecting building inspectors from being held liable for missing safety issues or missing details when inspecting construction projects? Why? Because inspectors do miss things! Building inspectors have a tough job; there are ten’s of thousands of lines of building codes. They cannot be expected to find every flaw in the construction of your home.

What about your mason? He should be an expert in building chimneys, right? Sadly, that is not always the case. Most masons did not go to school to learn their trade. Most masons start out as a laborer for a mason and then learn by watching and then by doing. So, the craft is passed on. But just because a mason can lay a brick, does not mean he knows all the codes and safety standards when constructing a fireplace and chimney. Many chimneys and fireplaces are built incorrectly with dangerous design flaws that could endanger lives and personal property.

Companies that use ChimSpect software are dedicated to protecting lives and property by offering thorough chimney inspections and documenting their findings.

When you choose a company that uses ChimSpect Software as part of their inspection tools, you have chosen a company that has educated its technicians to be experts in the construction of chimneys, fireplaces, vents, and appliances associated with your chimney. The experts you have chosen are dedicated to saving lives and property from using a fireplace or appliance that is not suitable for use. ChimSpect software is a valued tool that your chimney professional is dedicated to using to guide their technicians through the chimney inspection and documentation process in a way that is thorough! ChimSpect software helps prevent the technician from overlooking any detail. With the ChimSpect software, the technician can supply you with a PDF document of all his findings and conclusions regarding the condition and suitability for use of your chimney and venting system.