Inspections I, II, III

Get the Benefits of a Full Video Inspection Of Your Fireplace, Chimney, and Flue

FlueTech provides Level 1, 2, and 3 NFPA-recommended chimney and flue inspections using video cameras, with tapes copied onto CDs and left with customer.

Annual Inspection

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends annual inspection of all fireplaces, chimneys and vents.

Types of Inspections

 

 

Scope

Readily accessible areas of chimney, structure and flue.Lack of obstruction or combustible deposits in flue.Basic appliance installation and connection.

Degree of Access Required

Shall include readily accessible portions of chimney exterior and interior, accessible portions of appliances and chimney connection.

Circumstances

Annual inspection as required by Section 10-2.During routine cleaning of the chimney flue.Upon direct replacement of a connected appliance with one of similar type, input rating, and efficiency.

Indications

A Level I inspection is indicated when verification of the suitability of the chimney for continued service, under the same conditions and with the same appliance or appliances, is needed.

 

 

Scope

All subjects of a Level I inspection.Proper construction and condition of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues.Size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.

Degree of Access Required

Shall include all accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior, including areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces and basements, and accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connections. Shall include inspection by by video scanning or other means of inspection.

Circumstances

Upon addition of removal of one or more connected appliances, or replacement of an appliance with one of dissimilar type input rating or efficiency.Prior to relining or replacement of the flue lining.Upon sale or transfer of the property. After an operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damange to the chimney.

Indications

A Level II inspection is indicated when verification of the suitability of the chimney for new or changed condistions of services is needed, or when a Level I inspection is not sufficient to determine the serviceability of the chimney is needed.

 

 

Scope

All subjects of Level I and Level II inspections.Proper construction and condition of concealed portions of chimney structure and enclosed flues.Proper clerances from combustibles.

Degree of Access Required

Shall include all external and internal portions of the chimney structure including concealed areas of the building of chimney. Shall include removal of components of the building or chimney where necessary. Removal of such components shall be required only as necessary to gain access to areas that are the subject of the inspection.

Circumstances

Where necessary for the investogation of an incident that has caused damage to the chimney or building.Where a hazard detected or suspected as the result of a Level I or II inspection cannot be fully evaluated without access to concealed areas.

Indications

A Level III inspection is indicated when the construction of all of part of the chimney is deemed critical tot he renewed or continued use of the chimney. A Levell III inspection shall be required only for those areas that cannot be properly evaluated by a Level I or Level II inspection.

 

 

Inspection Costs

  • Level 1: Included with cleaning or can be purchased alone.
  • Level 2: Price will vary by job, call for price.
  • Level 3: Price will vary by job, call for price.

To arrange for a video inspection of your fireplace, chimney, and flue call us today at 866-358-3832 for honest answers to your questions and useful information about FlueTech’s approach to the work you want done.

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