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A fundamental evaluation called a Level 1 inspection is a visual examination without the use of any type of special tools. A professional will examine all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand-held light to see to it that there is no damage or degeneration. They will likewise inspect to see to it there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any problems in the past with regular use of your fire place, this is the recommended inspection.
An advanced evaluation, or Level 2 inspection, is more in depth. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a basic assessment with the addition of a video camera or other device to examine the entire flue as well as interior chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic as well as any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of evaluation carried out during a property transaction for the sale or purchase of a property. It's also recommended if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any type of 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 great deal of adjustments in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more comprehensive examination is also recommended.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however also includes the removal of portions of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just done in extreme situations when it is definitely needed in order to verify the safety and security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association advises that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be done yearly and maintained as needed.