A Level I inspection is the recommended routine evaluation of the chimney system for continued service. The inspection is included at no extra charge with our chimney sweep cleaning service. A Level I inspection is limited to readily accessible portions of the venting system, and accessible portions of the connected appliance(s) and the chimney connection. The inspector will check the readily accessible portions of the chimney, its enclosing structure, and the flue. This is a top-to-bottom inspection for safety which will call out any repairs that need to be made to keep your fireplace safe to burn. This is also the appropriate inspection when you wish to replace your current system with a new fireplace unit.
A Level II inspection is more detailed and thorough than a Level I inspection and is the recommended inspection when conditions of use for the appliance or venting system are changing, or when a Level I inspection reveals the need for a more detailed inspection. Several instances where a Level II inspection is specifically recommended include: