Level what??

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Level 1 inspections - If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance. In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible** portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible* portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits. Level…
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Chimney Mechanix Owner Interviewed by Green Bay Press Gazette

Chimney Mechanix Owner Interviewed by Green Bay Press Gazette

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[caption id="attachment_118" align="alignright" width="214"] Owner, Jasper Drengler[/caption] "Jasper Drengler, owner of Chimney Mechanix in Shawano, said a good rule of thumb is that a chimney needs cleaning if it is coated with more than an eighth of an inch of a creosote. One thing that causes thick creosote build-up is burning wet wood.... Owners of gas fire places are not out of the woods, though. Drengler said the most common misconception about gas fireplaces is that they do not produce creosote. "Over time, gas fireplaces can produce a beautiful yellow flame," Drengler said. "But this yellow flame is not efficient and burns dirtier than a blue flame." Animal nesting poses another hazard. It is not only flammable, but it also prevents smoke from  escaping from the top of the chimney..... Drengler, who is also vice president of the…
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NCSG

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What is The National Chimney Sweep Guild? Their Mission: It is the mission of the NCSG to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade. Their Code of ethics: I fully acknowledge that membership in the National Chimney Sweep Guild carries with it certain responsibilities and obligations which may hold me to a higher standard of performance and professional behavior than applicable laws, rules or regulations. In this regard, I pledge: To represent myself and my company in a professional manner by providing services, education and skills that are in compliance with all codes and regulations applicable to the chimney service industry that are in effect in my service area.…
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