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A standard assessment known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual assessment without using any kind of special devices. A service technician will check all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or degeneration. They will likewise check to see to it there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any problems in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the advised evaluation.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is much more in depth. This will include everything that is executed with a fundamental assessment with the addition of a cam or other device to inspect the entire flue and also interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an evaluation of the attic as well as any locations bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of evaluation performed during a real estate transaction for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's also recommended if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any event which may have impacted the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you've made a great deal of changes in the way you use your fire place, then the more in-depth assessment is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however additionally includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is just done in serious situations when it is definitely needed in order to confirm the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out once a year and maintained as required.