Chimney Inspections: when level 3?
A Level 3 inspection is necessary only after a Level 1 or 2 inspection suggests damage to concealed areas of the chimney, or if an extreme incident has occurred (such as a chimney fire or severe weather occurrence) that is strongly suspected to have caused damage to concealed areas. A Level 3 inspection would necessarily include all components of both a Level 1 and Level 2 inspection, and more.
Because of the hidden nature of the suspected damage, the Level 3 inspection often requires demolition of structures surrounding the chimney to allow a full, detailed examination of the affected areas. Structures necessitating removal could include drywall adjacent to the chimney, the cement chimney crown, the interior chimney walls, etc.
As this level of inspection is invasive, it is recommended only when a Level 1 or Level 2 does not suffice to verify the structural integrity and proper and safe functioning of the chimney.
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