The inspection of chimneys is important to detect problems with the venting
appliances and their venting systems can be hazardous
when not properly installed, or when damage or deterioration has occurred. Inspections should follow the procedure
defined by NFPA
The NFPA procedure defines three levels of inspection according to the
circumstances that "trigger" the need for the inspection. A Level I
Inspection is the most basic type of inspection, while Level II and Level III
Inspections are progressively more detailed and thorough.
A Level II Inspection is the recommended
level of inspection:
- Upon addition or 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 flue lining.
- Upon sale or transfer of the property
- After an operating malfunction or external event
likely to have caused damage to the chimney
Both Brad and Sheilagh are Certified Fire Inspectors
Brad, Sheilagh and Cameron are also certified by Wood Stove Inspectors for Washoe County
Please contact us for more information on inspecting your fireplace, pellet stove, wood burning appliance or insert. (775) 934 6338