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A basic assessment referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without using any type of special tools. A specialist will examine all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand held light to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will additionally examine to make certain there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have never had any kind of issues in the past with normal use of your fireplace, this is the advised evaluation.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more in depth. This will consist of everything that is executed with a fundamental evaluation with the addition of a video camera or other tool to inspect the whole flue and also internal chimney structure. It would likewise include an inspection of the attic and also any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of inspection done during a property deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's additionally suggested if you have had recent damage, quakes, 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 changes in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more thorough examination is likewise recommended.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments done in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but also includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only done in serious circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done yearly and maintained as needed.