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A fundamental evaluation known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without making use of any type of special devices. A specialist will check all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will additionally examine to ensure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any kind of concerns in the past with routine use of your fireplace, this is the recommended inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more detailed. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a fundamental assessment with the addition of a electronic camera or other tool to check the whole flue and inner chimney structure. It would additionally include an evaluation of the attic and also any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of evaluation performed during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's additionally suggested 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 changes in the way you use your fireplace, then the more extensive evaluation is also suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, but additionally consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This type of inspection is just performed in serious situations when it is definitely 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 required.