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A standard assessment called a Level 1 inspection is a visual evaluation without making use of any special devices. A service technician will inspect all the basic structures that are accessible with a light to see to it that there is no damage or degeneration. They will likewise check to ensure there is nothing blocking the chimney such as birds nests or leaves. If you have never had any type of concerns in the past with normal use of your fire place, this is the recommended evaluation.
An advanced inspection, or Level 2 inspection, is more comprehensive. This will include everything that is carried out with a fundamental inspection with the addition of a camera or other device to check the entire flue as well as internal chimney structure. It would likewise include an inspection of the attic and any areas bordering the chimney.
A Level 2 inspection is the kind of assessment carried out during a real estate purchase for the sale or purchase of a residential or commercial property. It's likewise advised if you have had recent damage, quakes, chimney fires, or any type of event which might 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 comprehensive evaluation is additionally recommended.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the assessments carried out in Level 1 and 2 inspections, yet also consists of the removal of parts of the chimney or building like the chimney crown or masonry. This sort of inspection is only carried out in severe situations when it is definitely necessary in order to validate the security of the chimney.
The National Fire Protection Association suggests that at minimum a Level 1 inspection be performed yearly and maintained as needed.