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A standard evaluation known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without making use of any kind of special tools. A service technician will inspect all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a light to make sure that there is no damage or degeneration. They will likewise inspect to ensure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any issues in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the suggested evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more in depth. This will consist of everything that is completed with a basic evaluation with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to examine the entire flue and also internal 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 inspection done during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's also advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any kind of 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 modifications in the way you use your fire place, then the more comprehensive examination is also advised.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however also consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only done 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 performed yearly and maintained as needed.