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A standard inspection called a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without the use of any type of special devices. A technician will examine all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand-held light to see to it that there is no damage or degeneration. They will also examine to see to it there is nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have not had any kind of 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 detailed. This will consist of everything that is executed with a fundamental assessment with the addition of a camera or other tool to check the whole flue and inner chimney structure. It would additionally include an assessment of the attic as well as any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of assessment executed during a real estate transaction for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's likewise suggested if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any event which might have impacted the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you've made a lot of modifications in the way you use your fire place, then the more thorough examination is likewise suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations performed 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 just carried out in serious circumstances when it is absolutely necessary in order to verify the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out yearly and maintained as required.