Harrisburg Chimney Repair Services

in Harrisburg, PA

147
Chimney Repair Services are
in Harrisburg

45
Chimney Repair Services in Harrisburg
are top rated

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Rated by
carol L.
"Shortly thereafter, the fireplace was still taking in water and basement ceiling tiles were wet. We called
several times. An inspection was made by them in December" of 2013. Because of the ice and snow on the chimney, nothing more could be done until Spring. Starting in March, we called
many times to schedule a time for them to come back and fix the problem. They should have called us first. In any case, no call backs have been received, and the problem us still as bad as ever. If
wants to maintain in good standing on Angie's List, I would think they would act in a more responsible fashion than they have. No call backs and no service is inexcusable to me.
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Rated by
Kathleen D.
"They did an excellent job. The hearth is so clean I don't want to burn any more wood fires! During the inspection they found some damage to the inside of the chimney and showed" me a photo taken from the roof. They presented me with an estimate of $2145 for what appears to be a new process of chimney coating that will help restore and protect it. I wasn't expecting this and am wondering if there's not a different and perhaps more reasonably priced way to protect the inside of the chimney. I looked on Angie's list for an alternative and there's only one other chimney sweep/repair company listed. I know
has an excellent reputation so I'm not suspicious that the problem detected is not real. I'm just cautious and don't have lots of resources, so I want to proceed with caution and I don't want to pay huge amounts of interest if I go ahead with the job and finance it.
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Rated by
Michael D.
"This was a job that one other firm declined as too uncertain of outcome.
's was confident they could do it and price quoted was very competitive. Came" promptly for site survey, didn't hem and haw about contingencies in the work,showed on time for work and was finished more quickly than initially estimated. First class experience. Mr.
clearly knows his business.

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Chimneys

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.

Photo by John Griffin
John Pilger of the highly rated Chief Chimney Services in Smithtown, N.Y., says shady chimney companies target homeowners in his area.

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.

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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.

The exposed portion of your chimney receives more weather abuse than any other masonry on a building, says Bard. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jane L. of Philadelphia)
Chimney Repair

By paying yearly attention to your chimney crown to catch issues early, you can save yourself costly chimney repairs and extend the life of your chimney.

Angie's Answers

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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.

 

LEVEL 3  SEE NFPA 211 STANDARD FOR DETAILS

 

***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

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Chimney Repair reviews in Harrisburg

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was asked to provide a quotation on the work. He came for the estimate within a week. He made an estimate on the spot with prices and options such as gutter guards of different types. We made our selection after a day or two and mailed him the signed agreement. No deposit was requested. We agreed that the chimney work should be done first, before the roof was replaced by another contractor. The chinmey repairs turned out to be more extensive than originally anticipated but the price did not increase. Prior to the chimney work, it had been leaking; since then, no leaks.
We chose to get the high end gutter guards even though they are more expensive than the gutters themselves. The gutters and guards were installed a week after the new roof was installed. They look great and everything seemed to work just fine last night during and after a very heavy rain.
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and his helper were polite, cleaned up thoroughly after themselves and did not damage anything in our flower beds or on the house itself. We are quite pleased with the outcome. We were told that
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prefers not to do chimney work, but rather his specialty is gutter work. As far as we can tell, he is very skilled at both. Consider us satisfied customers on both counts.
- Chuck W.
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Joined Angie's list on Friday morning. Sent emails out through Angie's list. Received an email back that day -
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happened to be in the area. He was at my house by 4 pm. Gave us an estimate and said he thought he might be able to fit me in within the next two weeks. On Monday morning, he was here. By Tuesday, the project was complete and I felt terrible that he didn't get paid bc I was at parent-teacher conferences.
My neighbors and friends were all told to wait until spring to have their chimneys fixed so I am grateful this worked out bc this fireplace is defintely a source of heat for us in the winter.
- Marybeth G.
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After I contacted the company,
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responded quickly and we scheduled the appointment. He arrived on time and answered all of our questions. We felt very confident in his expertise and his quote was fair. When they came to do the work, they were prompt and got right to work. They were all very professional and cleaned up afterward. We will definately call them next year to do the rest of the chimney. We really like
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- Karen E.
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I had met
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through church several years ago, although I was not aware of his occupation. I only knew that he had set out to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Recently a friend recommended him for any repair and/or remodeling work. When I called he promptly came over and looked at the job. He called his dad,
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, also an established contractor I learned, with more experience in masonry, to see when his dad was free and then gave us a reasonable estimate. Later that day he called to confirm the date for the job, two days later.

We had moved in to this 1961 ranch house at the beginning of May - and then the rains came. Although the real estate disclosure had no report of roofing leaks I found some indication that the heavy and prolonged rains were finding access.

The roof was generally in good shape, and the Home Inspector we used stated that the shingles had at least several (5 to 7) more years of usable life. He did make note of the deteriorated cap and "recent" patch repairs around the flashing, but saw no visible signs of leaking on the inside.

One very rainy day after we moved in, as I was doing my own "inspection" of my purchase, crawling around in the attic, and discovered several water leaks around the old-style roof ridge vent, the chimney flashing and it's cap. Re-flashing the chimney seemed to be the largest part of the repairs needed and with more rains in the immediate forecast, I got materials and re-coated the flashing myself, filling in some obvious cracks.

Then, two estimates from Angie's List roofers were collected. Both were only for the flashing, ridge vent and roof patch repairs needed since I did not want to bear the cost of an entire new roof now. Both companies were concerned about the chimney being repaired first and it was incorporated into their quotes.

That's when a friend made a comment about a job
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had recently done for them. He recommended I call. I thought, OK, let's take this one piece at a time. I was confident that the flashing was patched to last until the roof gets replaced, and I was also considering tackling the ridge vent re-caulking or replacement. What I needed was the chimney done by a pro.

Today's work has solved my immediate problem and the cost has already given us a considerable savings. And
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is returning to also take care of installing a new ridge vent and repairing a soft spot at the peak.

I'm thankful for the friend's recommendation.
- Allen F.
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came out to give me a fair estimate in June. I was going to be away, so we sheduled work for August. He and his son showed uo as promised. Did most of the work on the first day. We scheduled a second day to touch up and finish the chimney which only took a couple more hours. Both men were courteous, polite, cleaned any mess made and most importantly did a wonderful job with many a compliment from the neighbors. I would hire them again if I ever needed more brick masonry done.
- Stephen R.
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We called
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and got immediate response. He came to the house and gave an estimate. We went away for vacation and the work was completed while we were gone. A bill came in the mail as per the estimate.
- Mel G.
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We called and set up an appointment for an estimate. Due to inclement weather, they called us to reschedule for 2 weeks later to fit our schedule. They gave a four hour window for arrival but showed up in the 1st hour of that time period. He assessed the problem and gave us a quote. He had the parts with him, so we decided to have the work done. The job was complete in 30 minutes. He explained the operateion of the damper before he left. He also provided a source for a fireplace insert.
- Chris S.

All Chimney Repair Services in Harrisburg, PA

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A+ Masonry Restorations LLC

237 E Ross St
Lancaster

Above The Peak Chimney Services

894 hidden hollow drive

ADP Masonry Restoration

810 Hummel Ave
Lemoyne

AES Hearthplace Stove Shop

1743 Pine Rd
Newville

Allen Building Systems, Inc.

5698 Gingrich Road
Hershey

Allied Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

340 Pleasant View Rd
New Cumberland

America's Choice Remodeling

3050 C Canby Street
Harrisburg

Anderson's Chimney Sweeps Inc

601 Walnut Alley
New Cumberland

Austin's Remodeling

10 Shirley Lane
Lititz

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave
Harrisburg

Bakers Fire Water Mold Restoration

301 N red school Road
Morgantown

Battlefield Hearth & Solar

2031 York Rd
Gettysburg

Bob Sheetz Roofing & Siding Co., LLC

4701 Earl Dr.
Harrisburg

Bonsell Roofing

3210 Oakland Rd
Dover

Brandt's Custom Builders

Paradise rd.
Duncannon

Brookline Builders Inc

1630 Millersville Pike
Lancaster

BRUBAKER BROTHERS

2001 SHEAFFER RD
Elizabethtown

Buckley's Chimney Service

260 Blank Rd
Narvon

Bulloch Contracting

100 Coventry Cross Rd
Mount Wolf

Burkholder Home Repair

P.O. Box 2301
Martindale

C & V Slate & Copper

18 Earl Ln
Lititz

C.E. Grove Property Consultant

1220 Wheatland Ave.
Lancaster

C.H. GREEN CONSTRUCTION

518 S MAIN ST
Red Lion

Capital Choice Home Repair & Remodel

1550 Williams Grove rd lot #146
Mechanicsburg

Capitol Roofing

Harrisburg

Century Spouting Co

2147 S Market St
Elizabethtown

CHICKIES CHIMNEYS & SWEEP

724 W LEXINGTON RD
Lititz

CHIMNEY SWEEP SYSTEMS INC

PO BOX 1067
Carlisle

CHRONISTER PRESTON BLDG

1835 ALPINE RD
York

Clean Sweep Chimney Services LLC

41 Burnside Drive
East Berlin

COLDSMITH ROOFING INC

Rear 134 E. Water St.
Gettysburg

Colonial Craftsman

Drexel Hill

Commonwealth Chimney Sweeps

6059 Allentown Blvd
Harrisburg

Cornerstone Construction, LLC

122 E Queen Street, Suite 1
Chambersburg

Deitzel Brothers

1325 N West St
Carlisle

Dillon Masonry

2132 Hain Rd
New Freedom

Done Right Construction

1040 Plane St
Middletown

DWH Masonry Services

3271 Trinity Rd
Harrisburg

E & T Chimney Sweep LLC

404 Hostetter Rd
Hanover

ELLIS WILDLIFE PEST CONTROL

1455 CONEWAGO CREEK RD
Manchester

Encore Roofing LLC

2566 Keystone Wy
Newport

Erik's Clean Sweep

Elizabethtown

Evans Quality Roofing Inc.

20 Claystone Road
York

Exterior Solutions LLC

6410 Homebuilder Dr

Ferree's Maintenance and Repair

30 Windsor Acres
Windsor

Five Star Contracting llc.

3825 Bonnymeade Circle
Harrisburg

Five Star Contracting llc.

3825 Bonnymeade Circle
Harrisburg

Four Phase Construction

274 Hillcrest Road
Camp Hill

Gangloff Roofing Inc

5165 Lincoln Hwy W
Thomasville

General Contractors

3485 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg

Gutter One Construction Services LLC

3631 Middleboro Rd
Dover

handyman specialist

292 n muddycreek rd

Heinly III Masonry LLC

275 Cumberland Parkway
Mechanicsburg

HOME ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2600 LITITZ PIKE
Lancaster

Home Remedies Inc.

428 N. George Street
York

Hunt & Sons Roofing

PO Box 1515
Hanover

iFoam Roofing & Insulation Spray Foam

1630 MANHEIM PIKE
Lancaster

Imes Construction LLC

8980 Carlisle Rd
Wellsville

Innovative Contracting

31 North 3rd Street
Halifax

Inside-Out Building & Remdlng

662 White Bear Rd
Birdsboro

J & J HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1528 DEVERS RD
York

J S CONSTRUCTION

63 RED RUN CHURCH RD
East Berlin

J&K Home Improvements

952 Church St.
Mount Joy

J&L Chimney

115 Chinquapin Trail
Delta

James Robert Development Corp.

930 Red Rose Ct
Lancaster

JEFF JACKSON ROOFING & SIDING

3105 HONEY VALLEY RD.
Dallastown

JOHN K GARVEY MASONRY / Restoration

17 Clayton Ave
Lancaster

Joyland Roofing LLC

2348 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster

L&L Services

363 Beagle Road
Lebanon

LANCASTER SEAMLESS GUTTERS

1180 Sheep Hill Rd
New Holland

linzy painting

116 n roeswod ct
Wernersville

M&M Restoration

Harrisburg

Mabius Masonry

7 Barrick dr
Duncannon

Madrigale Masonry LLC

602 El Hatco Drive
Temple

MICHAEL HOON

25 KING DR
Carlisle

MIKE'S CHIMNEY SWEEP

10095 US HWY 522 S
Lewistown

morret construction

2 albert lane

Mr Fix It Network

3000 Greenwood St
Harrisburg

NORTHERN EXTERIOR CONTRACTOR

100 OLD YORK RD
New Cumberland

OLDE WORLD MASONRY

166 OLD YORK RD
Dillsburg

P J Fitzpatrick Inc

21 Industrial Blvd

Pawling Masonry Inc

1299 Kinderhook Rd
Columbia

Peachey Crete

143 Hill Ln
Lykens

PERTI PLUMBING & HEATING

3665 MARKET ST
Aston

plumber on call

14 East St
Mount Holly Springs

POSEY PLUMBING AND HEATING INC.

255 POSEY LN.
Red Lion

Premier Siding & Roofing

152 South Hanover Street
Carlisle

Property Service

116 reo ave
Lancaster

QDI - Quality Degree Inc

135 N 4th Ave
Royersford

R D Hackman & Sons

360 W Bainbridge St
Elizabethtown

RANDY A BRADY MASONRY

2800 BLACK ROCK RD
Hanover

RANDY INCH MASONRY

16 COON CREEK RD
Palmyra

Romasco Masonry

Morgantown

Roof Right Inc

1621 Hanover Pike

Rubys Construction

320 Evergreen St
New Cumberland

Scott Danner Home Improvements

21 Kim Acres Dr.
Mechanicsburg

Scott Roofing

720 Rowe Ln
Harrisburg

Seitz Construction

Mechanicsburg

Smith Exteriors

505 Carol St
New Cumberland

Solid Concrete and Masonry

119 S Graham St
Pittsburgh

STARVIEW BUILDERS INC

135 DONRENE RD
Mount Wolf

Stone Artisans

203 Burd Coleman Rd
Lebanon

T&T MASONRY

225 WEST STATE STREET
Quarryville

tate services

Lancaster

Tharp Masonry Restoration

1300 Fern Rd
Harrisburg

THE CARPENTER'S SONS

220 FOX DR
Mechanicsburg

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

The Village Green

420 W. Grant St.
Lancaster

Theodore Z Myers

445 N Walnut St
Dallastown

Troyano Contracting, LLC

186 Overlook Road
Morgantown

TRUCLEAN

22 Evans Ave
Wyomissing

Tyson's Landscaping & Maintenance

10919 Oak Ridge Ave
Red Lion

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

2221 Sycamore St
Harrisburg

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

201 W Roseville Rd
Lancaster

Western Reserve Exteriors

516 E. Lancaster
Downingtown

Winblood Construction

14 Pine St
Harrisburg

winblood construction

14 Pine St
Harrisburg

Your Chimney Sweep

PO Box 479
Mechanicsburg

Zimmerman Exteriors Inc

2 Echo Valley Dr
Ephrata

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