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A fundamental assessment known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without making use of any type of special devices. A professional will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand held light to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will also check to make certain there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have not had any type of problems in the past with normal use of your fireplace, this is the suggested inspection.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more detailed. This will consist of everything that is executed with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a electronic camera or other device to check the whole flue and interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic as well as any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of inspection done during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a home. It's likewise advised if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any event which might have impacted 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 evaluation is also recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is just carried out in serious circumstances when it is definitely necessary in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out annually and maintained as needed.