Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, there are 3 levels of chimney inspections? The first level is the basic chimney inspection. This occurs during routine annual chimney cleanings. The level 2 chimney inspection is recommended if you buy or sell your home or believe you may have experienced a chimney fire. This more intense chimney inspection involves a video inspection of the interior portions of your chimney. Various issues like missing mortar joints between flue tiles cracked flue tiles, and unseen abandoned thimbles are potential fire hazards and usually require advanced video inspections to reveal these dangers. A level 3 inspection covers all the areas of a level 1 and 2 and delves deeper into the underlying hazards that may exist and might otherwise not have been found in a level 1 or 2 inspections.