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A standard inspection known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without using any kind of special tools. A professional will examine all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand held flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will likewise check to make sure there is nothing obstructing the chimney such as birds nests or debris. If you have not had any issues in the past with normal use of your fire place, this is the suggested evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is much more detailed. This will include everything that is completed with a standard evaluation with the addition of a cam or other tool to inspect the whole flue as well as interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an evaluation of the attic and any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of assessment executed during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a home. 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 have actually made a lot of adjustments in the way you utilize your fireplace, then the more in-depth evaluation is also advised.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments executed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however also consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only done in serious circumstances when it is definitely needed in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done annually and maintained as required.