What is a Level 1 Chimney Inspection?

According to the national Fire Protection Association, a Level 1 Chimney Inspection is: If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under […]

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What is a Level 2 Chimney Inspection?

According to the national Fire Protection Association, a Level 2 Chimney Inspection is: 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 […]

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What is a Level 3 Chimney Inspection?

According to the national Fire Protection Association, a Level 3 Chimney Inspection is: 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. Removal of components (i.e., chimney crown, interior chimney wall) […]

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What is NFPA 211?

NFPA 211 is the abbreviation for the National Fire Prevention Association’s Standard for chimney and fireplace systems. The scope of work performed in the inspection or evaluation of a fireplace, stove or other venting system had previously been left to the discretion of the chimney service technician. On January 13, 2010, the National Fire Protection Association adopted these levels […]

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