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A standard inspection referred to as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without the use of any kind of special tools. A service technician will examine all the fundamental structures that are accessible with a flashlight to ensure that there is no damage or deterioration. They will also examine to make sure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have not had any type of problems in the past with regular use of your fireplace, this is the recommended evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is extra detailed. This will consist of everything that is carried out with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a cam or other tool to examine the whole flue and also internal chimney structure. It would likewise include an inspection of the attic and also any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the type of evaluation performed during a property purchase for the sale or purchase of a property. It's additionally 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've made a great deal of modifications in the way you utilize your fire place, then the more extensive assessment is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the evaluations carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however also includes the removal of parts of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This kind of inspection is just done in extreme situations when it is definitely necessary in order to confirm the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed annually and maintained as needed.