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A standard evaluation referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual assessment without making use of any type of special tools. A professional will examine all the basic structures that are accessible with a light to ensure that there is no damage or wear and tear. They will also examine to make sure there is absolutely nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have not had any type of issues in the past with normal use of your fireplace, this is the advised evaluation.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is a lot more comprehensive. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a basic assessment with the addition of a cam or other tool to check the entire flue and also internal chimney structure. It would additionally include an inspection of the attic and also any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of assessment carried out during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's also suggested if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any event which may have affected 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 use your fire place, then the more comprehensive evaluation is also recommended.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments done in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however additionally includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only done in extreme situations when it is definitely necessary in order to confirm the safety of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be carried out once a year and maintained as required.