Level 1 and Level 2 chimney inspections are required at various points in owning a home with a chimney.
Follow these recommendations to understand just when you need to schedule a Level 1 or Level 2 Chimney Inspections so your family can continue to use the chimney and fireplace safely for years to come. The Chimney Safety Institute of America suggests a Level 1 inspection if your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you will continue using your chimney and venting system just as you have in the past. The Level 1 chimney inspection is the minimum requirement necessary.
- Air Duct Service
- Chimney Leak Repairs
- Masonry Repairs
- Liner Installation
- Cap Installation
- Damper Repair/Replacement
In a Level 1 inspection, Chimney Monkey technicians will examine portions of the chimney exterior and interior that are readily accessible. Our qualified technicians at Chimney Monkey will make sure the chimney structure and flue are sound, while also verifying there are no chimney obstructions or combustible deposits.
A Level 2 inspection is needed when any changes are made to your chimney, fireplace, or venting system. Changes like a change in fuel type, a change in shape, a change in the flue or materials, input ratings or efficiency.
A Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property. Also, a malfunction in your fireplace, a building fire, a chimney fire, a seismic occurrence, or extreme weather can all proceed a necessary Level 2 inspection.
During our Chimney Monkey Level 2 inspections, there will be a visual inspection via video scanning to ensure that all internal structures, joints, and flue liners within the chimney are appropriate and sound.