CHIMNEY CLEANING, INSPECTIONS & REPAIRS — NJ
Chimney Inspections — New Jersey.
The scope of work performed in the inspection or evaluation of a fireplace, stove or other venting system had previously been left to the discretion of the chimney service technician. On January 13, 2000, the National Fire Protection Association adopted these levels of inspection into code NFPA 211 (Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances) that remove much of that "discretion". Inspections are now clearly defined as Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3.
NFPA 211 is the standard upon which certified chimney sweeps base their services and CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps are tested to these three levels of inspection. Always ask for the level of inspection that you believe will be most appropriate for your chimney and venting system. Each level of inspection covers specific items depending on the individual appliance and venting system.
Below is an explanation of the three levels of inspections and what services your chimney service technician should provide for each level as defined by the NFPA 211:
* Accessible: May require the use of commonly available
tools to remove doors, panels or coverings, but will not
damage the chimney or building structure or finish.
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