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A basic inspection referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without the use of any kind of special tools. A specialist will check all the basic structures that are accessible with a flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will likewise examine to make certain there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any problems in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the advised inspection.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more in depth. This will consist of everything that is executed with a fundamental assessment with the addition of a cam or other device to check the whole flue as well as interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic as well as any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of inspection carried out during a real estate transaction for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's likewise recommended if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any type 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 great deal of changes in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more extensive evaluation is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but also consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only done in serious situations when it is definitely needed in order to confirm the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed annually and maintained as required.