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A standard evaluation called a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without the use of any type of special devices. A technician will inspect all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand-held light to ensure that there is no damage or degeneration. They will additionally check to ensure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any type of issues in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the advised inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more extensive. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to inspect the whole flue and also interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an inspection of the attic and also any locations bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of evaluation done during a property deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's also advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any 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 changes in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more in-depth assessment is likewise suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however additionally consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only carried out in serious circumstances when it is absolutely needed in order to verify the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed once a year and maintained as required.