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A basic inspection known as a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without making use of any type of special tools. A service technician will examine all the standard structures that are accessible with a hand held light to make certain that there is no damage or degeneration. They will also check to ensure there is absolutely nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or build up. If you have not had any kind of issues in the past with normal use of your fire place, this is the suggested evaluation.
An advanced assessment, or Level 2 inspection, is extra extensive. This will consist of everything that is executed with a basic inspection with the addition of a cam or other device to examine the entire flue and inner chimney structure. It would likewise include an assessment of the attic and also any areas surrounding the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the sort of evaluation done during a real estate deal for the sale or purchase of a residential property. It's additionally advised if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any kind of event which might 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 fireplace, then the more in-depth assessment is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection consists of all the assessments performed in Level 1 and 2 inspections, however additionally consists of the removal of portions of the chimney or building such as the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only carried out in extreme circumstances when it is absolutely necessary in order to confirm the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be executed once a year and maintained as required.