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A fundamental inspection referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without using any kind of special tools. A service technician will inspect all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand held light to see to it that there is no damage or degeneration. They will also inspect to ensure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any problems in the past with regular use of your fireplace, this is the advised evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is more extensive. This will include everything that is completed with a standard inspection with the addition of a video camera or other device to examine the entire flue and also inner chimney structure. It would additionally include an inspection of the attic and any locations bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of inspection carried out during a property purchase for the sale or purchase of a property. It's likewise recommended if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any kind of event which may have impacted 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 evaluation is also advised.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is just carried out in extreme situations when it is absolutely necessary in order to verify the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be executed annually and maintained as needed.