A LEVEL I inspection provides you with a basic exam of your chimney, from top to bottom. During a LEVEL I inspection, On Duty Chimney will thoroughly look for any buildup of creosote and soot, any blockages, or other noticeable issues that could be a problem such as cracks or other damage. These inspections are typically recommended for homeowners who have kept up with their annual chimney maintenance.
A LEVEL II inspection is more in-depth. A LEVEL II includes a scan of the entire interior of your chimney flue with one of our state-of-the-art chimney cameras. We will also perform a much more in depth look at the structure of your chimney. On Duty Chimney will take a detailed look at the cap, the chimney crown the flashing at the base of the chimney near the roof, the masonry work of the chimney as well as the damper, the appliance connection, the liner (if it has one).
We will also look at the smoke chamber and the firebox of the fireplace for any issues such as leaking, cracks, damage or any other repairs that may need to be made. These types of inspections are recommended and performed before the installation of a new liner, new appliance, when you have noticed a change in how your setup is functioning or if it has been more than two years since your last inspection.