Chimney Inspection

Level One Inspection

Scope

A level one inspection is an inspection of the readily accessible areas of the chimney, structure and flue; lack of obstruction or combustible deposits in flue; basic appliance installation and connection as defined by NFPA 211 standards.

Degree Of Access Required

Readily accessible portions of chimney exterior and interior; accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connections.

Circumstances

During an annual inspection, as required by section 14.2 of NFPA 211 – and during a routine cleaning of a chimney flue; upon direct replacement of connected appliances with one of similar type, input rating and efficiency.

Level Two Inspection (Video Inspection)

Scope

Must complete the same aspects of a level one inspection: Proper construction and condition of accessible portions of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues; proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations; size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.

Degree Of Access Required

All accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection; includes inspection by video scanning or other means.

Circumstances

Upon addition or removal of one or more connected appliances or replacement of appliances with one of dissimilar type, input rating, or efficiency: prior to relining or replacement of a flue lining; upon sale or transfer of the property; after operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damage to the chimney.

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