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A basic inspection called a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without the use of any kind of special devices. A specialist will inspect all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a hand-held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. 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 issues in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the recommended evaluation.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is extra comprehensive. This will include everything that is carried out with a basic inspection with the addition of a camera or other device to check the whole flue as well as inner chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic as well as any locations surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of evaluation executed during a real estate transaction for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's additionally recommended 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 lot of changes in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more comprehensive assessment is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just done in serious situations when it is definitely necessary in order to validate the safety of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out yearly and maintained as needed.