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A standard assessment known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without using any type of special tools. A service technician will inspect all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand-held light to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will also examine to make sure there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any kind of issues in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is more extensive. This will include everything that is executed with a fundamental evaluation with the addition of a electronic camera or other tool to inspect the whole flue as well as internal chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic as well as any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of assessment executed during a real estate purchase for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's additionally advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, 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 have actually made a great deal of changes in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more in-depth evaluation is likewise advised.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however additionally consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This type of inspection is just done in extreme situations when it is absolutely necessary in order to validate the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be executed once a year and maintained as needed.