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A basic inspection referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without using any special devices. A professional will inspect all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to make certain that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will additionally check to ensure there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any issues in the past with normal use of your fireplace, this is the suggested evaluation.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is much more comprehensive. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a fundamental evaluation with the addition of a video camera or other tool to inspect the whole flue and internal chimney structure. It would likewise include an evaluation of the attic and also any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of evaluation performed during a real estate transaction for the sale or purchase of a home. It's also suggested if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any kind of event which may have affected the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you have actually made a lot of adjustments in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more thorough assessment is also advised.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet additionally includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is just performed in extreme situations when it is definitely necessary in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed once a year and maintained as needed.