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A standard inspection referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without the use of any kind of special tools. A technician will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to see to it that there is no damage or degeneration. They will likewise inspect to make certain there is nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have not had any problems in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is much more extensive. This will include everything that is completed with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a cam or other device to check the entire flue and interior chimney structure. It would also include an evaluation of the attic and also any locations bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of assessment done during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's additionally advised if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any type of event which might have affected the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you've made a great deal of adjustments in the way you use your fireplace, then the more comprehensive examination is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however additionally includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only carried out in severe circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to validate the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed annually and maintained as required.