Level I Inspection: A level I Chimney Inspection is the most common type of Chimney Inspection. With a level I Inspection, the chimney technician will examine readily accessible portions of the chimney. This means the technician will perform a visual inspection using a flashlight, examining areas of your chimney and flue that can be seen without any special tools. However, the technician may use common tools such as a screwdriver or pliers to examine the openings. This should be done with no damage to any structures or finishes.
The parts of your chimney that are examined in a level I Chimney Inspection includes: - the exterior of the chimney - the interior of the chimney - proper clearances from combustibles. - any accessible parts of the appliances and chimney connections ( Stove pipe, Furnace pipe, Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, Accessories, etc. )
To sum it up, the chimney technician will examine the chimney to make sure the structure is in tact and there is no visible signs of damage. During the inspection the technician will also verify that there aren't any obstructions or combustible materials in and around your chimney and appliances.
* Power tools and a camera may be used during a level I Chimney Inspection upon the descretion of the technician. * Parts of a level II Chimney Inspection may be included during a level I Chimney Inspection, again dependent upon the descretion of the technician. * A level I Chimney Inspection is required if a Chimney Sweeping is going to be performed.