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A basic inspection referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without the use of any type of special tools. A technician will check all the basic structures that are accessible with a light to make certain that there is no damage or deterioration. They will additionally inspect to make sure there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any issues in the past with normal use of your fireplace, this is the recommended evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is more detailed. This will include everything that is executed with a standard assessment with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to examine the whole flue and internal chimney structure. It would also include an evaluation of the attic and also any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of assessment executed during a property deal for the sale or purchase of a home. It's also advised if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any type of event which might have impacted 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 use your fire place, then the more thorough examination is likewise recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments done 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 type of inspection is just carried out in serious circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to confirm the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out once a year and maintained as required.