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A standard evaluation known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without using any special tools. A specialist will inspect all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to make certain that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will also check to ensure there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any type of problems in the past with normal use of your fireplace, this is the recommended inspection.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is more comprehensive. This will include everything that is carried out with a standard assessment with the addition of a cam or other device to inspect the whole flue and interior chimney structure. It would additionally include an evaluation of the attic as well as any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of inspection executed during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's also suggested if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any event which may have impacted the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you have actually made a lot of modifications in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more in-depth assessment is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only carried out in severe circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be executed once a year and maintained as needed.