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A standard evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual assessment without making use of any type of special tools. A service technician will inspect all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand-held flashlight to see to it that there is no damage or deterioration. They will additionally inspect to make certain there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any problems in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more comprehensive. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a basic inspection with the addition of a cam or other device to inspect the whole flue and interior chimney structure. It would also include an inspection of the attic and also any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of assessment performed during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's also recommended if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any event which may 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 utilize your fire place, then the more extensive examination is likewise advised.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the evaluations performed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet additionally consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This type of inspection is just carried out in extreme circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to confirm the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done annually and maintained as needed.