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A standard inspection called a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without using any type of special tools. A professional will examine all the standard structures that are accessible with a light to make certain that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will also inspect to see to it there is 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 fire place, this is the advised inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is extra detailed. This will consist of everything that is executed with a basic assessment with the addition of a cam or other device to inspect the entire flue and interior chimney structure. It would additionally include an evaluation of the attic and also any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of evaluation done during a property deal for the sale or purchase of a property. It's additionally advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any kind of 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 use your fire place, then the more thorough assessment is additionally advised.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also 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 extreme circumstances when it is absolutely necessary in order to confirm the safety of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed yearly and maintained as needed.