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A standard evaluation known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without making use of any type of special tools. A professional will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to make certain that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will additionally check to make certain there is nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any type of issues in the past with normal use of your fire place, this is the recommended inspection.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is much more comprehensive. This will include everything that is completed with a fundamental assessment with the addition of a camera or other tool to examine the whole flue as well as inner chimney structure. It would also include an evaluation of the attic and also any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of assessment performed during a real estate purchase for the sale or purchase of a property. It's also recommended if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, 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 have actually made a lot of modifications in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more comprehensive assessment is likewise suggested.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments done in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet additionally consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just done in severe circumstances when it is absolutely needed in order to validate the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done once a year and maintained as required.