It is not always possible to see all problems within the chimney from the bottom or top of the flue.
There can be a number of issues that will require further investigation from leaking flues to blockages which will stop the chimney functioning properly and cause a significant hazard. This is where we would utilise a Camera inspection of the flue. After the flue has been cleared of all debris a camera is passed from the bottom of the flue to the top allowing images to be seen from within the Chimney. This information can be used to correctly diagnose and repair problems.
This home owner was unaware that the plastic over flow pipe from the bath had passed directly through the chimney which was spotted using our camera system.