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A fundamental evaluation called a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without making use of any kind of special tools. A professional will check all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or degeneration. They will likewise inspect to make certain there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any kind of concerns in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is extra in depth. This will include everything that is completed with a basic assessment with the addition of a camera or other tool to check the whole flue as well as inner chimney structure. It would additionally include an assessment of the attic and also any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of inspection carried out during a real estate transaction for the sale or purchase of a home. It's likewise advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any kind of 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 great deal of changes in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more thorough evaluation is likewise recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but also includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only carried out in extreme circumstances when it is definitely necessary in order to confirm the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed once a year and maintained as required.