When chimney companies talk about the necessary steps to keep your chimney in order, you’ll likely hear them mention chimney inspections. But, did you know that there are several levels of chimney inspections? Levels 1 through 3 offer different depths of inspection based on different situations you may encounter. Let’s take a look at each level so you know when to schedule which one.
This is typically what chimney professionals require annually. This inspection is often free and doesn’t require our team to use any special equipment. Some things our team will look for are: cracks in chimney liners, deteriorating mortar, and buildup levels.
Annually — to catch issues as early as possible.
It’s cheap, recommended by the NFPA, and catches any issues early on to save you money in the long run. A possible disadvantage of this level inspection is that it doesn’t look as closely and may miss minor issues or issues in their infancy.
Includes everything in level 1 inspections plus special equipment, such as a special camera. This will closely check your chimney flue and other aspects of your chimney that are hard to see.
Anytime you buy or sell a home, this level of inspection is required. Since the ownership of the home is transferring, it’s important to start with a fresh slate. It’s also a good idea to do these every couple of years to ensure you’re not missing anything.
This level of inspection will uncover hard-to-see issues if they’re present. It will also shed light on any hazardous issues you may be unaware of which is important for health and safety matters.
Everything from level 1 and 2, plus considering the construction and condition of the structure and flue. It may include removal of any unnecessary components of your chimney.
Level 3 inspections typically only come if an issue is found in a level 2 inspection that our chimney professionals need to look closer at. You’ll never need to request a level 3 inspection; our team will guide you through this process if it’s deemed necessary.
If a chimney professional recommends a level 3 inspection, it’s likely unsafe to not proceed. Unrecognizable damage and hazards are taken seriously and must be addressed for the safety of the homeowner. If you still have questions about which level of inspection is right for you, contact Chimney Solutions Indiana for help today.
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