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A standard evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without making use of any type of special devices. A specialist will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a hand-held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or degeneration. They will also examine to make sure there is nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any type of problems in the past with routine use of your fire place, this is the advised inspection.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more detailed. This will include everything that is executed with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a video camera or other device to inspect the entire flue and also internal chimney structure. It would also include an inspection of the attic as well as any locations bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of inspection executed during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a property. It's additionally advised if you have had recent damage, earthquakes, 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 lot of modifications in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more in-depth evaluation is additionally suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the evaluations executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet additionally includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only carried out in severe circumstances when it is absolutely necessary in order to verify the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out yearly and maintained as required.