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A standard assessment referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without the use of any kind of special devices. A specialist will check all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to see to it that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will likewise inspect to make certain there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have not had any issues in the past with regular use of your fireplace, this is the recommended inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is more in depth. This will include everything that is executed with a standard evaluation with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to examine the entire flue and inner chimney structure. It would also include an evaluation of the attic and any locations bordering 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 kind of event which might have affected 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 use your fireplace, then the more thorough evaluation is likewise advised.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only carried out in severe circumstances when it is absolutely needed in order to verify the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done annually and maintained as required.