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A standard assessment referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual assessment without using any kind of special tools. A specialist will examine all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a light to make certain 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 build up. If you have not had any type of problems in the past with normal use of your fire place, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more in depth. This will include everything that is carried out with a basic inspection with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to check the whole flue and interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an evaluation of the attic as well as any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of assessment carried out during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's likewise suggested if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any kind of 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 lot of adjustments in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more comprehensive examination is additionally advised.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments done in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet additionally includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only done in serious circumstances when it is absolutely necessary in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out once a year and maintained as required.