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A fundamental assessment known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without the use of any special devices. A service technician will inspect all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a flashlight to make certain that there is no damage or degeneration. They will additionally examine to ensure there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have never had any type of problems in the past with regular use of your fireplace, this is the recommended evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more extensive. This will consist of everything that is executed with a basic evaluation with the addition of a electronic camera or other tool to inspect the whole flue as well as interior chimney structure. It would also include an inspection of the attic and also any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of assessment executed during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's likewise advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any 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 great deal of modifications in the way you use your fire place, then the more in-depth assessment is also recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations done in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only done in severe situations when it is definitely necessary in order to validate the safety of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be executed yearly and maintained as needed.