Quality Home Inspections (775) 934-6338
The inspection of chimneys is important to detect problems with the venting system. Heating 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
Please contact us for more information on inspecting your fireplace, pellet stove, wood burning appliance or insert. (775) 934 6338