San Francisco Chimney Repair Services

in San Francisco, CA

150
Chimney Repair Services are
in San Francisco

42
Chimney Repair Services in San Francisco
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Sandra L.
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showed on time and he is very friendly. He spent a lot of time explaining what he was going to do and what materials he was going to use. His price is reasonable" too. Overall it is a good experience and I strongly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a contractor to repair chimney.
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Yvonne S.
"I found this service on your listings. I read to reviews and called. The office person was polite and professional. We were able to set up a work date right away. Two men arrived" on time and did the work fast and were very neat. After cleaning up
gave me a report on what other work needed to be done. That was on 11/16/11. When I decided to do the additonal work I called the office again. The offer person and the service people got me a date right away. Again they arrived ready to work.
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were excellent. They replaced the back of the fireplace, and replaced the chimney. They showed me what they were doing every step of the way.
was very helpful. Both men were excellent workers and because of the treatment and the service I recived from them and this company I will use them again and recommend them to others. I also like Angie's List , I will continual to use it to look for reliable people to do work for me.
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Patty I.
"After buying our house, we finally got around to getting the fireplace in order. The house was built in 1929 and the fireplace had seen some use. I called
" and made an appointment. The worker showed up early, although he called to ensure this was okay. He cleaned the chimney and found that the damper had been corroded to the point of being useless. He recommended that I get it replaced, buy informed me that this was not necessary. The gentleman then took measurements and we scheduled a time for him to come install the damper after fabrication. Once again, the worker showed up on time, was very polite and professional and installed the damper without issue. One side note: I accidentally overpaid for the service because on the invoice a 5 looked like a 9. However, they called me later in the afternoon and said they were mailing a check for the difference right away. Very honest.

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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.

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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 San Francisco

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The job went very well. They did the roof in about a day and a half! To do this they worked very hard and at various times had 5-11 men on the roof. They were polite, friendly enough, and we were pleased. Of course since the roof was done so recently, and no rain has come yet, we can not say if it works perfectly or not. But it looks good. And, they give an excellent warranty. We got quotes from a couple of other roofing companies. One was a more expensive but would have taken more time to do the project. The other thought we could pay more and gave us a very expensive price. We are glad we chose
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- Jordan H.
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Everything went as expected - which for home repairs is unusual. I called
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for an estimate and after a brief discussion with Bill of what could possibly be the issue, he decided he should come by and check it out before providing a quote. We scheduled an appointment and he arrived on time. This would be my 2nd quote from a chimney repair company. He explained what was needed to get the chimney to a safe working condition. At first I was alarmed because his quote did not include a new liner. This made his quote much cheaper than the previous company I contacted. Then he explained, in detail, why he believed I do not need a new liner. He left and I quickly began researching whether or not a new liner was required for my particular usage. As it turns out, it's not. Some repairs to the mortar joints was all that was required and some other minor work mentioned above. I booked an appointment for the repairs with Bill. He and his assistant
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arrived on time. They were both extremely professional, explained all the work that would take place and cleaned up nicely when the job was complete. Bill also suggested that we purchase a smoke guard to make the fire more efficient and prevent smoke building in the house. We decided to wait and try it out a few times first but I expect he'll be back out to make this addition. He definitely knows what he's talking about when it comes to chimneys. Finally, Bill also pointed out some additional repair work that was required on our roof - which he didn't have to do. It involved a custom made stainless steal plate that should have been replaced years ago. He said that it is most likely the original plate (nearly 80 years old) and should be fixed right away. It probably wasn't replaced earlier because it's custom work and therefore, very expensive. Although this is not work that he performs, he explained what the cost should be when we call out for quotes and also explained what needed to be done if we wanted to repair it ourselves. He even gave us some sealant tape to secure it until we get it fixed. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
- Penny M.
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Outstanding performance. A deteriorating brick chimney, appx 4 X 2 feet in size and appx 4 feet high, located 40-50 feet from the ground, on the steeply-pitched roof located inside the exterior wall of a
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house, needed to be removed, and a new flue installed. Some of the other roofers I had contacted wanted to have scaffolding erected (at my expense) which would have involved placing a scaffold in my neighbors' yard.
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used a "roof scaffold," which significantly reduced the overall cost of the job. The 5-man crew arrived precisely on time. The installation of the new flue was performed by my contractor after the bricks were removed but before the re-roofing could take place. As my contractor was installing the new flue, the
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crew could have simply sat by and watched, however they assisted the contractor without having been asked. The old bricks were taken down in buckets rather than being thrown off the roof.
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paid particular attention to avoiding any disturbance to my neighbors. Upon completion of the job, site was IMMACULATE. You could literally not tell that anything had taken place. The tenant who maintains my yard commented similarly.
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asked, on multiple occasions if I was happy with how the work was going, and he wanted to make sure I was satisfied upon completion. I will use
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for any future roofing jobs.
- Thomas S.
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Once we asked
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to do the job, they put us on the schedule and within a week had us up and running. They also ran into a problem they couldn't fix without doing more work. They were clear about the problem and gave us our options. They worked fast without creating a mess.
- Adam S.
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I was a little concerned at first that their crew was so available in early fall to do a repair. The sales representative,
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, communicated very clearly. He gave us a written estimate on the spot, then visited again to measure (again) the chimneys. He was on time for each and every meeting. We received a
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contract which clearly stated the cost and work to be done. The work was done in half a day, not the two days they allowed, which was great. Their crew cleaned up after themselves and were careful not to traipse through our house at random. We received an invoice afterwards, which was even divided between us and our neighbors for whom part of the work was done. In short all of our needs and expectations were met!
- David S.
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The original estimates was $5000. and 2 skylights for $1100 = $6100. The old roof was laid 9 years ago and after 5 years the roof started to leak and I try to repair it myself with no favorable result. I had 3 estimates using roofing companies from Angle's List. I chose
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Co. All 3 companies were good, but I found
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from Rescue very courteous, friendly and $750 less on the estimates. The roof that Rescue replaced was a poorly done and as the construction began, problems arose with wet old insulation, a bad seal around the drain, the roofing material in the valley was not high enough to prevent leaking and the rain runoff on the south side of the roof causing the leaking around the drain.
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showed me the problems and offered different ways and the extra cost to correct the problem. I decided to have
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correct the problems and that added on a $775 to my bill. I thought the $775 was fair, seeing the problems first hand help me to decided what has to be done.
- CARY F.
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The leak was at the bottom of the chimney, so roofers could never fix it. We have not had any really heavy rain yet, but it has not leaked since the work was done. However, it is guaranteed and they will have to fix it again at no cost if it leaks. I think they did a good job when they came though and I was pleased with the service.
- CAROL G.

All Chimney Repair Services in San Francisco, CA

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A Nor Cal Handyman Company

4497 Latimer Ave
San Jose

A1 Home Service

158 Wshington Blvd

A1 Roofing

P.O.Box 6163

ABA Hearth & Home

1494 Laurel St
San Carlos

ABLE FOY MASONRY INC

170 MARGARET AVE
San Francisco

ABOVE ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS INC

700 Northrup Street
San Jose

AFFORDABLE CHIMNEY SWEEP

1625 WILLOW ST
Martinez

AL'S CHIMNEY CLEANING INC.

579 el camino real
Atherton

ALS Chimney Cleaning

579 EL Camino Real
Atherton

Alward Construction

780 San Luis Rd
Berkeley

American Chimney Svc

PO Box 4751
Hayward

AMK Roofing Services

184 Talmadge Ave
San Jose

AMS COAST SHEET METAL

1620 PALMETTO AVE
Pacifica

Arizona's Home Repair

3727 Moonstar Ct
San Jose

Armor Construction

130 Talavera Pkwy Apt 1333

B A Morrison

2544 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley

BECK ROOFING

21123 MEEKLAND AVE
Hayward

Bentson Enterprises

535 Union Ave
Campbell

BERKELEY CHIMNEYS

1221 CURTIS ST
Albany

BETTER ROOFING WITH TRAVIS

220 Mar Vista
Watsonville

Bradley Construction

PO Box 620276
Redwood City

Brownie's Chimney Sweep

1203 Meridian Circle
Santa Rosa

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

Cal-Vintage Roofing Co Inc

11257 Coloma Rd
Gold River

Captain Kirk's Chimney Sweep Service

708 Gravenstein Hwy N. #140
Sebastopol

CARDINAL ROOFING CO INC.

2541 LEGHORN ST
Mountain View

Chelsea Chimney Co

625 56th St
Oakland

Chim-Chimney Sweep

1032 5th St
Novato

Chimney Clean and Carpet Clean Company

1538 San Joaquin Ave
San Jose

CHIMNEY SWEEPS & GUTTER CLEANING SERVICE

57 Parkridge Pl
El Sobrante

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Classic - B2B

1030 East Washington
San Francisco

CLEAN RITE

Sonoma

Cliff's Chimney Service

422 Larkfield Center, #228
Santa Rosa

Closed

San Francisco

Coastal Chimney Sweep

PO Box 370242
Montara

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

CR Gutters

116 Casa Vieja Pl
Orinda

CRIVELARI CONSTRUCTION & HLNG

1130 MARIN AVE
Albany

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Daddario Roofing Co Inc

716 Capitola Ave
Capitola

Dandy Roofing

615 Union st
San Francisco

DEAN DESIGNS CO INC

27 Avondale Ave
Redwood City

Diablo Chimney

PO Box 1855
Martinez

DNA's Clean Sweep Chimney Service & More

4008 English Oaks Ave
Tracy

DRW Masonry

4435 First st.
Livermore

East Bay Chimney Service

100 Pacific Ave
Alameda

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

Foo Bar

San Francisco

FRANK FIALA ROOFING INC

1228 Quarry Ln Ste F
Pleasanton

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

GVS Construction Company

530 Showers Drive # 7-285
Mountain View

Handyman Dan

San Jose

Heart's Chimney & Dryer Duct

PO Box 6911
Santa Rosa

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

HOFFMAN MASONRY CONSTRUCTION

915 GRAYSON LN
Pleasant Hill

INTERNATIONAL MASONRY SPECIALISTS

3668 DELMONT AVE
Oakland

INTERSTATE ROOFING SPECIALISTS CORP

10401 PEARMAIN ST
Oakland

Jda Chimney Sweep

PO Box 654
San Martin

JERRY'S FIREPLACES

23585 CONNECTICUT
Hayward

JSK ROOFING

1181 REVERE AVE
San Francisco

K W DE ALBA TILE CO

955 E San Carlos Ave Ste A
San Carlos

Karma Construction & Remodeling.

6038 Tampa Ave
Tarzana

Limey Roofing

342 San Carlos Ave
Redwood City

London Chimney Services

PO Box 331
Mill Valley

Los Gatos Roofing

888 Faulstich Ct
San Jose

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive
Vallejo

MASTERFUL MASONRY

445 HAWTHORNE LN
Benicia

MB Chimney Sweep & Home Services

821 N.Branciforte Dr.
Santa Cruz

MEJA Inc.

1696 Trowville Ln.
Hayward

Men In Black

P.O. Box 413
Morgan Hill

MG Construction

483 Monterey St
Brisbane

Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service

8130 Lorraine Ave
Stockton

ML Construction

928 Terminal Way
San Carlos

Mooresolutions Handyman Services San Jose

2246 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose

Mr Chimney & Dryer Vents R' Us

PO Box 3696
Los Altos

NewCali Construction

465 6th St
San Francisco

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

Nor Cal Solar

1310 Ross St Suite E
Petaluma

nor-cal residential services

242 Anchor Dr
Pittsburg

NORTHROAD BUILDERS

150 LAKE ST
Brisbane

O & M Marinovich Masonry INC.

1261 Bretmoor Way
San Jose

OHMS Handyman Services

310 N Chapel Rd
Hollister

PRECISION ROOFING COMPANY

PO Box 7367
Oakland

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr
Campbell

RESCUE ROOFING

12 NANCY LN
Daly City

Rhodes Chimney Sweep and Inspection

77 Solano Square
Benicia

RHP Chimney Repair

Sherman Oaks

Roof Rx

1001 Bayhill Dr.
San Bruno

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

ROOFMASTERS

241 Travis Ct
Suisun City

Roofmax

7275 National Dr
Livermore

Rowland Construction Co

500 Persia Ave
San Francisco

Roy Miller Brickwork

2604 62nd Avenue
Oakland

Royal Chimney Services

2253 Maywood Ave
San Jose

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street
Oakland

Saber Roofing Inc

2995 Woodside Rd
Woodside

SABRA MASONRY

630 N SAN PEDRO ST
San Jose

SALINAS REMODELING AND HENDYMAN SERVICE

349 POPLAR AVE. #5
Redwood City

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr
Marina

SF CHIMNEY SWEEP

42 OTIS ST
San Francisco

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

Sontag Construction inc

1456 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley

Specialty Inspections

261 Spring St
Pleasanton

Stan Miller Construction

4011 Chris Ct
Soquel

Standard Roofing Co

1226 9th Ave
San Francisco

Stephen Curley Roofing

3210 Coffey Ln
Santa Rosa

Strong Hold Masonry and Concrete

555 Rancho Caballo
Santa Rosa

SUNSET ROOFING CO

969 TREAT AVE
San Francisco

Sweep For Hire

200 Salmon Creek Rd
Bodega

TG Construction & Maintenance

17430 Carriage Lamp Way
Morgan Hill

The Chimney Doctor

15295 Central Ave
San Leandro

THE CHIMNEY GUY

14708 NELSON WAY
San Jose

The East Bay Handyman

1669 Sarah Dr
Pinole

The Fireplace Element

2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View

The Irish Sweep

1400 Webster St
Alameda

The Irish Sweep, Inc.

1400 Webster Street
Alameda

The Tool Guys

542 Lanfair Circle

Tip Top Chimney Sweep

P O Box 2213
Bethel Island

Tip Top Roofing

120 Amato Ave
Campbell

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

True Masonry

1231 19th Ave
San Francisco

United Chimney Inc

579 El Camino Rl
Atherton

Warm Solutions

431 Grand Ave
South San Francisco

Westshore Roofing Inc

2245 A Fortune Dr
San Jose

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