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" let us know the chimney was in good shape and did not need to be cleaned. He took a look at the firebox upon my request as the mortar was crumbling in some spots. He was very flexible in rescheduling a time to complete the work once he had the appropriate materials. He was punctual and completed the work in a timely manner. I will use
again for future chimney maintenance.

-Brandon S.

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"Everything went perfectly. Their office called the day before to tell me when they'd arrive. Two men arrived on time. They worked very professionally, finished" in the time they had said it would take. They cleaned up everything before they left. The pointing up job is excellent, looks authentic, mixing in with the old bricks. They were also very pleasant and informative. You couldn't ask for a better service. You never know beforehand, but now I know--these guys are
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-Christine A.

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How to Avoid Chimney Repair Scams

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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.

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Industry experts recommend an annual inspection and cleaning as needed, generally every year or two depending on how much use the fireplace gets.

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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 Hoover

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I called Norblum based on great reviews I'd read--I had my fingers crossed they'd have someone available right away and thankfully they did. I asked for a rough estimate over the phone and the very nice woman I spoke to said that they charge by the time spent, rather than the job--plumbing ain't cheap, but I appreciate having an idea of what you're going to pay before the plumber even sets foot in the door. She was able to send
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out the following day--I was given a two hour window of time (9-11) that he'd arrive.
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called around 9:50 and said he was just finishing up a job in Burnsville and that GPS said about 25 mins away. He showed up about 20 minutes later and got right to work. Super nice guy and very professional--gave me good advice about what kind of garbage disposal to look for in the future when it comes time to replace it. He was done in about an hour and a half. He also loved my dog (who also loved him!) and we chatted about dogs for a couple minutes after he was done and I had paid. We are brand new homeowners so have never had to call a plumber for anything before--Norblum is our new go to!
- Sarah E.
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were very professional, personable and informative with what they were doing and also answered any questions such as how the flue liner is constructed to help with any draft issues and any concerns we had of the pre-fab liner.
- Christopher N.
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Went very well. Showed up on time as scheduled. Prepped area for cleaning, keeping everything protected and clean in the house. Worked efficiently and quickly. Provided detailed report on inspection and items that needed to be addressed. Items that were needing attention quotes were provided, but were not a hard sell, provided for future action at our prompting. Would use this company again.

- Rodney F.
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Service and performance of the job was great.
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and his team were excellent. Had two jobs performed, cleaning of the duct work and ventilation system and inspection and capping of fireplace chimneys. Also provided a set of potential repairs to be considered for the chimney.
- Dawn D.
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,the owner,was prompt and professional.the chimney leak was a difficult problem,but he came back until it was completely fixed just as he had promised.Definately would recommend.
- Ron L.
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had been highly recommended for his quality work by a Park Hill neighbor but mentioning that wasn't enough to get him to return phone calls placed over several w-e-e-k-s. Very disappointing.
- Monica G.
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was a pleasure to work with! The office staff were friendly and responsive, returning calls promptly and being easy to work with regarding scheduling.
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and his assistants came to our house and gave us an estimate. I was impressed with the thoroughness of their review of our chimneys and with
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's knowledge. When it came time to do the work,
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and his team worked efficiently and cleanly. They didn't get the rest of the house dirty and always took off their shoes when walking through the home. They showed up on time and kept me informed of their progress throughout the day. The work was completed as they explained in the estimate.
I would highly recommend
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and will use them again next year to get one of our old fireplaces back in working condition.
- Brian P.
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was amazing every step of this process. From
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about the best option for us to
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and his other crew member doing the demolition and new construction. It was a day long process and they cleaned up the area very well from their work.
We couldn't be happier - we even referred them to a coworker for their chimney!
- Eric F.

Chimney Repair Services in Hoover, AL

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Alltrade Remodel and Maintenance

1325 Falcon Drive
Birmingham

ANDY OnCall

3 Belcher Dr.
Pelham

ARC Chimney Sweeps

4640 Woodbine Rd

Arrack Construction Inc

547 Smyrna Rd Sw

Authentic Restoration

3510 Vann Rd
Birmingham

Batts' Chimney Services

501 McAllister Road
Albertville

Bear Properties Inc

625 3rd Ave N
Birmingham

Blair Remodeling

2674 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham

Blake Construction Inc

516 20th Ave. N.E.
Birmingham

Case Design/Remodeling

4220 Cahaba Heights Court
Birmingham

CG Contracting

2332 Burns Ln
Birmingham

Chimney Capper

6834 Bradshaw Ln
Pinson

Choice Roofing Group

1016 Riverchase Pkwy W
Birmingham

Clean Sweep Chimney Svc Inc

1727 Wallstown Rd
Hayden

Completion Specialist

1552 29th court
Birmingham

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

115 Walter Davis Dr Ste B
Birmingham

Cornerstone Masonry

3218 Flag Pole Mountain Rd
Childersburg

Davis Industries Inc.

PO Box 45
Vandiver

DGA Roofing - Southern Restoration

109 C Canyon Pkwy
Pelham

DGA Roofing Inc

14350 Mundy Dr

Estes Painting

1401 Doug Baker Blvd
Birmingham

Gray's Tree Service

3685 Parkwood Road
Bessemer

Guardian Chimney Cleaning

2071 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham

Inman Roof Repair

2715 Wellington Drive
Pelham

J & B REMODELING

PO Box 611403
Birmingham

John Dunn Construction

1507 Morning Sun Circle
Birmingham

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Mosquito Team

Birmingham

North Alabama Builders

311 CR 1387
Vinemont

One Call Roofing

840 Ballantrae Pkwy
Pelham

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Punch-List Repairs LLC

101 Shirley Ln
Chelsea

QuickPro Maintenance & Repair

130 Wildwood Pkwy
Birmingham

S & D Services

145 Chalkville Manor Drive
Birmingham

S & H Company Inc/Roofing

PO Box 1030
Moody

Sharp Remodeling Birmingham

4691 Trussville Clay Road

Sizemore Specialty Construction

702 Linden St
Trussville

Southern Renovations & Construction, LLC

5235 Pinson Valley Parkway
Pinson

Southern Strong Roofing

2100 Southbridge Pkwy Birmingham Al......

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

520 8th Street South
Birmingham

TLK Construction

2139 Cheshire Dr
Birmingham

Trinity Contractors, Inc.

561 Simmons Dr.
Trussville

Triple B Construction

755 County Road 15
Heflin

U S Shingle

113 David Green Rd Ste C
Birmingham

Veterans Restoration Inc

301 Cornwall Dr
Maylene

WILLIAMSON DESIGN REMODELING

5215 POST HOUSE LN
Birmingham

Woodworks and Fireplace

8365 Old Tenn. Pike Rd.
Pinson

Y & Y QUALITY PAINTING

112 WINDSOR LN
Pelham

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