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A standard inspection called a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without making use of any kind of special tools. A professional 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 inspect to see to it there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any issues in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the suggested evaluation.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is much more in depth. This will include everything that is completed with a standard inspection with the addition of a video camera or other device to inspect the entire flue as well as internal chimney structure. It would additionally include an evaluation of the attic and also any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of inspection carried out during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's additionally recommended if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, 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've made a lot of adjustments in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more in-depth examination is also advised.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is just done in extreme 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.