At the beginning of this inspection everything seemed to be in good order on the surface. After entering the attic area, we discovered the attic insulation to be too close to the chimney flue. This can cause condensation to occur and rust out the flue over time.
During the inspection from the roof level, it was discovered that the flue termination spark arrestor was missing. This would prevent the fireplace from properly drawing the smoke from the firebox and would allow for rain water to pour into the interior firebox.
The short video represents a very small portion of common home and business defects we find every day.