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A fundamental assessment known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without making use of any kind of special devices. A professional will examine all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or degeneration. They will also check to ensure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have never had any concerns in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is much more extensive. This will include everything that is carried out with a fundamental evaluation with the addition of a video camera or other tool to inspect the entire flue and internal chimney structure. It would additionally include an evaluation of the attic and also any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of inspection done during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a property. It's additionally advised if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any kind of event which may have impacted the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you've made a lot of changes in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more comprehensive examination is additionally suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just done in extreme situations when it is definitely necessary in order to validate the safety of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done annually and maintained as required.