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"ddCalled about possible gas leak when gas fire logs turned on. Other companies wanted to schedule 3 weeks in the future. They answered the call promptly and came" the next day. We did have a leak in the metal tubing. He secured the line . We ordered a new set as this could not be repaired and returned to install them after they were received.

-Barbara M.

was able to come look at the challenge in short order to let me know if moving the fireplace would be a reasonable option. He was knowledgable" and we agreed on a course of action and a price. He followed through just as we planned and completed the job on time and on budget.

-Lorraine G.

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If you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure to have it cleaned and inspected regularly to reduce the risk of fire. But be careful who you hire because chimney-repair scams are common.

How to avoid chimney repair scams

These scams lure homeowners via phone solicitations, door-to-door sales pitches or ads offering too-good-to-be-true prices.

Parts of your chimney
Chimney Repair

Here are the basic components of a chimney. Be sure to ask your contractor for details about any special consideration in your chimney's setup.

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Chimney sweep and fireplace inspection, cleaning
Chimney Sweep, Chimney Repair

Regular chimney inspection and cleaning helps prevent fires from creosote buildup and saves money on repairs. Here’s a look at what’s involved and the costs.

A chimney inspection covers every part of the structure, interior and exterior. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member David G. of Portland, Oregon)
Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep

Chimneys, fireplaces and vents need to be inspected at least once per year. Even an unused chimney needs to be checked for possible animal nests or damage.

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Most all professional chimney sweeps now utilize the National Fire Protection  211 Standard for chimneys, fireplaces , Vents and solid fuel-burning appliances for chimney inspections, which determines when and whether he has to access the roof.

There are 3 levels of inspection  The most commonly performed are Level 1 and level 2  are listed:

Level 1            Done as Annual Inspection

                      Routine cleaning of the flue

                      Direct replacement of a similar appliance

Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service under the same conditions with the continued use of the same appliance.

IN A Level 1 inspection, your chimney service tech should examine the *READILY ACCESSIBLE portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. HE will be looking for basic Soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installations and connections. HE will also Verify that  the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.

* Readily accessible Means that no special equipment is required to gain such access, ie.Ladder


LEVEL 2            Upon sale or transfer of a property

                       After an operating malfunction or an external event is likely to have caused damage to the chimney

                        Addition or removal of one or more connected appliances, or the replacement of an appliance withone of a different type, a different input rting or a different efficiency.

                        Prior to relining or replacement of the flue lining


Level 2 insp. are required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change of Fuel Type, changes in shape or material in the flue,Replacement or addition of an appliance of a disimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Building fires, chimney fire or other seismic events as well as weather events or obvious construction defects would be indicators that a level 2 is warranted.


Level 2 includes everything in a level 1 PLUS the *Accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attic, crawl spaces and basements. it addresses proper clearances from combustible in accessible locations.There are no speciality tools required to open or access doors, panels, or coverings during a level 2 insp.  The level 2  insp should also include the visual inspection by video scanning equipment or by other means in order to examine the internaql surfaces and joints of all the flue liners inside the chimney structure. No removal or demolition or any permrnantely attached portions of the chimney or building structure or finish shall be required in a level 2 insp.

*ACCESSIBLE means if you can get to it with special equipment do it but you dont have to take apart anything for said access. Use of ladders and cameras just no demolition.




***THE REAL ANSWER to this question lies with the accessibility of the top of the chimney and roof type.  Most professional sweeps want to examine up close the top of the chimney for cracked masonry crowns , which is very common, Flashing issues, top view down flue, and for prefab chimneys to insp the condition of the Chase cover and cap.

Note that the use of a special tool (ladder) to gain access to the chimney is under a level 2 inspection, which can be additional costs since it is a much more thorough inspection.

It is possible to sweep and do a level 1 insp. without accessing the roof. 


Also most professional sweeps have equipment that allows us to sweep the chimney with a rotary system that is operated from inside at the fireplace opening and achieve a much better cleaning than pushing brushes down from the top and without getting on the roof. We also video scan the flue from the hearth so the homeowner can be a part of that inspection or "chimney-oscopy". They see the live action of the top of the chimney and conditions that exist inside their system so when they get their report they know they are not some stock pics that could be used to sell repairs but the actual pics of the conditions they viewed in their system. And we do not have to access the roof.

If the chimney access requires multiple ladders or is a "brush with death", there could be extra cost, and the sweep would make an onsite decision regarding the ability to safely reach the top of the chimney or have to use a lesser option of binoculars or rely on experience to determine whats going on up top based on visible symptoms,  if access is too dangerous or not possible.


So don't discount a sweeps knowledge or ability on whether he gets on the roof or not. Check him out on referral sites , company web site, credentials, training and experience. Get referals and check on liability insurance and you should be able to find a sweep that can meet your need. If you are in North Carolina check us out at ClassicChimney.com. For the last 25 years we have been sweeping and inspecting chimneys, certified formerly by the CSIA for 15 years and current member of the NC Guild. give us a call  9197822879


Chimney Repair reviews in Asheville


This guy is bad news -- he cashed the check for one-half the cost but has not done the work we agreed upon three months ago. He has made no effort to contact me and has not responded to my voice mail and email messages.
- John C.

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is friendly and well informed. His workers are professional and his roofing sub (
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) was great on the flashing redo and other problem. The chimney is now very beautiful and the price was good.
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took on the job where some others acted like they could only do one or the other. The flashing had to be tucked into the grout as part of the rebuild and he timed it just right. The roof is metal and the roofing sub explained everything and fixed some other bad spots. The chimney looks so much better than what the previous owner had done which had caused so many problems over the past few years. VERY BIG HEADACHE GONE NOW - THANKS
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& Crew!
- Kelli P.

I called and made an appointment a few days in advance.
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called right around our scheduled time and informed me he was running late but would arrive within the hour. Once he got to our house it took him and his assistant almost no time to fix the damper.
- Zach N.

They were very professional, friendly, and courteous, came over to look at the chimney, took some notes, and called the next day with an estimate. They worked very well, did top quality work, and completed the job in a day and a half. And they did a great job cleaning up.

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brown came to determine why I was getting water in my fireplace when it rained hard even though we had new flashing and a new cap on the chimney. He found gaps in the flashing and repaired it for me but said that was not the main cause of the leak. He gave me a very thorough explanation of how the fireplace and chimney works and what was needed, explaining that waterproofing was the next logical step.
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even picked up pieces of tile and nails that were left from the roofer who didn't clean up after his job. Always called to keep me notified when the roof was too wet or rain was anticipated too soon -- must have 8 hours to waterproof and let dry after the chimney is dry. Couldn't have been more courteous. Insisted on taking his shoes off before coming into the house. Would not sit on a chair because he felt his clothes were dirty from being on a hot roof. Wonderful service!

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showed up on time and evaluated the chimney, topcap and flashing repairs needed. He was very forthright regarding what must be done vs what what optional. Very professional, honest, and knowledgable. I will use them for the repairs when the time comes.
- Jack B.

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(the owner of the company,) and his partner
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were both extremely knowlegable about ALL aspects of chimney work. They know everything one can know about them I believe! Every question I had for them, (and I had MANY!!) they would answer in an appropriate manner and explained to me things I didn't understand.
One of our chimney's hadn't been cleaned in years; it was used for burning coal and had been sealed off for many, many years.
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used this high tech device to see what was inside the chimney and they found some bricks that were supposed to be attached by
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, but the
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over the years had turned to dust!
This surprizing "turn of events" didn't phase them at all and they took great care to ensure that they could safely and properly remove the bricks and clean out the chimney.
We have already hired them to come back and put in a stainless steel liner in the front chimney so we can have a wood burning
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in front of the shallow fireplace.
I usually don't write review, but I made an exception. I am a Type A personality when it comes to wanting people who will take great care in doing repairs on our home. I pestered them with questions and when they came, I knew I was in such good hands I could just leave them alone and know that all the work they were doing would be done expertly. They also did a fine job in preventing all the black coal that was in the chimney from coming into our living room too!
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are both very smart, college educated and definately know what they are doing!
- Pamelyn F.

A neighbor had telephoned to tell me that I had a small shrub growing out the top of one chimney flue. I live in a 1917 bungalow.
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responded most quickly for an estimate, showing up the next day. The other two contractors weren't able to come by until later the following week.
After inspecting both chimneys and all flues as well as the furnace in the crawlspace basement,
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explained that the
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fix would be to simply cap the four open flues, both used and unused, but that the longer-term solution would be to insert a steel flue liner as well as a cap. The second chimney already had this for the flue to the gas fireplace. I opted for the liner alternative — best to do the job properly.
They scheduled the work for 14 days out, which suited my schedule. They called 3 days later to say that they had an unexpected opening if I wanted the work done the next day. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take them up on the offer. The scheduled day, they arrived as scheduled first thing in the morning. Within a few hours, they were finished (reducing the original estimate by a couple hundred because the work had gone so quickly and smoothly).
I did have —because I always do— several technical questions. They answered all of them fully and clearly. Great, efficient, and exceedingly affable fellows. I heartily recommend them and would hire them again without hesitation.
- Helen C.

All Chimney Repair Services in Asheville

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Alan's Home Services & Chimney Sweep

248 Old Greenville Road

ALCS Aaron Lander Construction Services

203 East College St
Black Mountain

All Star Roofing And Repair

755 Lackey Town Rd
Old Fort

American Renovations

17040 S Highway 11

Apple Country Maintenance

802-5 S. Grove St.

Asheville Construction Co-op

415 Bertonley Ave


PO Box 1502

Baker Roofing Co

517 Mercury St



Best Roofing Company

44 Buck Shoals Rd

Black Mountain Stove & Chimney

201 Black Mountain Ave
Black Mountain

Byrd's Remodeling and Home Repair

579 Owl Ridge Rd

Carolina Custom Exteriors Inc

211 Amboy Rd

Carolina Ductmasters

21 Business Park Circle

Carolina Foundation Solutions LLC

2650 Ramada Rd

Carolina Home Exteriors

44 Lakeview Rd

CJ Stone

20 Howard Rd


1547 S MAIN ST

Dominion Home Improvements

406 Jack St

Ductmaster Pro

1025 Saint Johns Rd

Environmental Chimney Service Inc

1669 Charlotte Hwy

Eric Shipp


Everybody Needs Raymond Const. Comp., LLC

102 College Station Dr.

Favorable Changes

10 Grove St

Frye Masonry Inc

50 Old Concord Rd

Going Green Builders LLC

222 Dogwood Hills Dr

Guy Roofing

201 Jones Rd

Handy Home Helpers

68 Wild Turkey Trail

Handyman Xpress

1039 Morgan Mill Rd

Highland Residential Roofing

PO Box 25066

Home Fires Company

147 First Avenue East

HomeSource Design Center

172 Charlotte Street

Outlaw Masonry

501 E Patterson St


P.o box 254
East Flat Rock

Reece's Klean Sweep

310 Reger Ave

Right Building

7 Lockley Ave

Robert Crawford Masonry

44 Warlick rd
Mills River

Roofing By Joe LLC

115 Little Hungry Rd

S M handyman

Po box 2014

Smart Repairs

1084 North Ridge Road



Sonrisa Builders

1227 Bald Top

Suburban Masonry

40 Skyview Terrace

T's Construction and Property Preservation

111 N Mapleton Dr
East Flat Rock

The Buddha Man Handyman

16 Vance Crescent Street

The Everything Man LLC

1276 C Hendersonvill Rd

The Rock Man

5475 Pigeon Rd

Total Home Maintenance

501 Dennis St

WNC Roofing

15 Loop Rd

Wright's Hearth Heat & Home

2614 Hendersonville Rd

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