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A fundamental evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual assessment without making use of any special tools. A professional will inspect all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a flashlight to see to it that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will likewise check to make certain there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have not had any concerns in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more detailed. This will consist of everything that is executed with a basic evaluation with the addition of a video camera or other device to examine the whole flue as well as internal chimney structure. It would likewise include an evaluation of the attic as well as any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of assessment executed during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's also advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, 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've made a great deal of modifications in the way you use your fire place, then the more comprehensive evaluation is likewise suggested.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This type of inspection is just carried out in severe circumstances when it is absolutely necessary 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 done yearly and maintained as needed.