Traditional Brick, Prefabricated Chimneys Only.
If you are making any changes in the way you use your chimney, such
as changing the type of fuel used, relining the flue, or if you’ve had any
accidents or external events that may have caused damage, a level 2
chimney inspection is needed. If you’ve had a building fire, chimney fire
or an earthquake, you will need to have a level 2 inspection performed.
Also, a level 2 inspection of the chimney is required before you sell
As you probably assumed, a level 2 inspection is more detailed than
level 1. A level 2 chimney inspection includes all of the visual
examination included in a level 1 inspection, plus some additional work
including examination of the attic, crawlspace and other accessible
areas. In a level 2 inspection, a video camera or other device may be
used to examine the flue and check for cracks or damage to the joints
in the chimney’s structure. There should be no removal of the structure
or permanent damaged caused to your chimney in a level 2 inspection.