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A fundamental evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without using any special devices. A specialist will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand held light to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will additionally inspect to make sure there is nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any kind of issues in the past with regular use of your fire place, this is the suggested evaluation.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is much more in depth. This will include everything that is completed with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a cam or other tool to inspect the whole flue and also interior chimney structure. It would also include an assessment of the attic as well as any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of inspection executed during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's likewise 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 have actually made a lot of adjustments in the way you use your fireplace, then the more thorough examination is additionally suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but also consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just carried out in serious situations 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 done once a year and maintained as required.