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A standard evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without the use of any special devices. A professional will inspect all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand held light to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will additionally check to ensure there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any type of issues in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the advised inspection.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is extra detailed. This will include everything that is executed with a basic inspection with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to check the whole flue and internal chimney structure. It would also include an evaluation of the attic as well as any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of assessment carried out during a real estate purchase for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's additionally suggested if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any event which might have affected the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you have actually made a great deal of changes in the way you use your fire place, then the more extensive examination is also recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations performed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only done in severe circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to validate the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be executed once a year and maintained as required.