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A standard assessment called a Level 1 inspection is a visual inspection without making use of any type of special tools. A specialist will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a light to make certain that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will likewise check to make sure there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any issues in the past with regular use of your fire place, this is the advised evaluation.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is more comprehensive. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a standard evaluation with the addition of a camera or other device to inspect the whole flue and also inner chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic and any locations bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of assessment performed during a real estate purchase for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's likewise recommended if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any type 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 adjustments in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more extensive assessment is additionally suggested.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments performed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is only done in extreme circumstances when it is absolutely needed in order to validate the safety of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done once a year and maintained as needed.