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A fundamental evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual assessment without making use of any type of special tools. A service technician will inspect all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to make certain that there is no damage or degeneration. They will also check to make sure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any kind of issues in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the advised inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is extra in depth. This will include everything that is carried out with a fundamental evaluation with the addition of a cam or other device to inspect the whole flue and internal chimney structure. It would also include an inspection of the attic as well as any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of inspection carried out during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's additionally recommended if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, chimney fires, or any type of event which may have affected the structure of the chimney. If you're preparing to have a chimney relining or you have actually made a lot of modifications in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more thorough evaluation is likewise advised.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however also includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just done in serious situations when it is absolutely necessary in order to verify the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed yearly and maintained as required.