Level 1 Inspection:
A Level 1 inspection is recommended if your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, and is required as part of a basic cleaning.
In a Level 1 inspection, we examine the readily accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. We look for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. We also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
Level 2 Inspection:
A Level 2 inspection is required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change in the fuel type, changes to the shape of, or material in, the flue (i.e. relining), or the replacement or addition of an appliance of a dissimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operation malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney. Building fires, chimney fires, seismic events as well as weather events are all indicators that this level of inspection is warranted.
A Level 2 inspection includes everything in a Level 1 inspection, plus the accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attics, crawl spaces and basements. We address proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations. A Level 2 inspection also includes a visual inspection by video scanning or other means in order to examine the internal surfaces and joints of all flue liners incorporated within the chimney. No removal or destruction of permanently attached portions of the chimney or building structure or finish is performed.
Level 3 Inspection:
A Level 3 inspection addresses the proper construction and the condition of concealed portions of the chimney structure and the flue. Removal or destruction of permanently attached portions of the chimney or building structure may be required to determine the condition of the chimney system.
A Level 3 inspection includes all the areas and items checked in a Level 1 and a Level 2 inspection, as well as the removal of certain components of the building or chimney where necessary to gain access to areas that are the subject of the inspection.
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