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"He arrived when scheduled. He did a very thorough cleaning and inspection, including climbing on my roof to clean and inspect. When finished, he provided a detailed" inspection sheet of findings, measurements and any needed repairs. He provides drop cloths and a machine that filtered the air, removing any soot smell. He left the fireplace area as clean as he found it and there was no chimney smell at all. And a very clean fireplace. I have used
for my fireplace and my heating gas
for 3 years. He is very personable, professional, thorough and diligent. He comes as soon as he can, or after hours, for a gas leak. I've lost count of how many times he has been here, always excellent work. And I can't say enough good things about him. I will always have him do any gas work I need, and I strongly recommend him.

-Carolyn D.

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and his associate
were courteous, diligent and thorough. They managed to complete all scheduled work" within a dry weather window. I would highly recommend
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-Ken V.

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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.

How to avoid chimney repair scams

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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.

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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 Fremont

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Bottom Line: Recommend this company for good chimney maintenance, but not to solve any roof leakage problems unless you know for a fact
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
is the issue.



Inspection and Estimate: Initially contacted company due to water leakage in attic in and around one of the metal chimneys. Scheduling an appointment for an inspection and estimate was easy and prompt. Technician was able to get on roof, review potential causes, and provide a detailed estimate including pictures from the roof. Execution of Work. Work was easily scheduled for one week later and was completed in less than an hour. Technician explained what he completed again with pictures. Unfortunately, during the very next rain, the leak returned, so the problem was not fixed. Since the company was hired to fix the leak vice conduct yearly maintenance, would have appreciated a follow-up from the company after several weeks asking if the leak had been fixed. If this had been done, I might have brought the same company back out to further investigate. Since they did not, I decided not to reward the non-completion of the task (fix the leak), and go with a roofing company specializing in any roof leaks. Cost: Total cost was exactly as estimated and was the best of three top-rated Angie's List providers.

- David G.
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This was the second time I used
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
& Masonry.



Great service both times. Professional. Friendly. On time. Easy to schedule. Crew was extremely careful not to damage anything and cleaned up afterwards.



Highly recommended!



I will continue to use them for all my chimney needs.
- JEREMY H.
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Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
did an incredible job rebuilding our chimney. It's absolutely beautiful and I never thought a chimney could be beautiful. He is very meticulous and a skilled worker.
- minna L.
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I was not present for the appointment and don't really know what constitutes a good or bad chimney cleaning. Having said that, they were very friendly when setting up the appointment and my wife, who was there during the work, had no concerns about their professionalism, work or anything like that. I am happy with the service provided and will use them again for chimney service and possibly other masonry work around the house as needed. They did recommend several repairs to the chimney and the price for each seemed very reasonable.
- Matt M.
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They were very nice, professional and clean. The price was good. Unfortunately they could not provide the service since my tile is painted. I appreciate the fact that they acknowledged that they can't provide the service rather than just doing it.
- RON R.
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The work was mostly not done. The work that was done was very shoddy. I spoke with the owner,
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
, who said he would come down to inspect the work but he never came. He then offered a few hundred dollars refund, not enough given the work he actually did. Ultimately I had recourse through my credit card company and was refunded.
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
responded to the inquiry by my credit card company by writing that I was a "dead beat who doesn't pay his bills", he also used some very colorful language on the phone. I had to hire another company to repair the chimney but I still have stains from rusted chicken wire running down my chimney.
- steven G.
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They found that a lot of work needed to be done to our chimney before we were able to use the fireplace. Their service was great and they were very helpful and informative. In the end we ended up using a different company to do the work that needed to be done to our chimney because the competing company's price was lower.
- Sara L.
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I've employed
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
before, and he always does a great job in a friendly, professional manner. This time I needed a chimney liner installed for my gas water heater, which was exhausting directly into a masonry chimney.
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
came by my home twice to give me an estimate and check out all the details so he could get the correct parts and quantity. He was always exactly on time for his appointments, and the same was true of the day he actually did the work.
While installing a chimney liner is fairly routine, it was complicated by the extreme height of my home (about 35 feet) and steepness of my roof (12 over 12).
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
also encountered a wasp nest and had to relocate his ladder to avoid getting stung. And it was a brutally hot, sunny day.
Anyway, he installed the liner, added a piece of supported sheet metal across the top of the chimney and under the cap to keep out driving rain, and added additional sealant and sheet metal to the seam in the stone chimney cap to ensure no rain would get through that way either. (Sealing the seam was something he did on his own initiative for no extra charge.)
A couple days later I noticed a little excess mortar on the chimney and a couple of small gouges in the roof shingles, probably because the shingles were so soft in the extreme heat. I called
Fremont Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
and he came out that day and removed the excess mortar and replaced the damaged roof shingles, then called later to make sure I was satisfied.
- George H.

Chimney Repair Services in Fremont, CA

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A1 Home Service

158 Wshington Blvd

A1 Roofing

PO Box 6163
Santa Rosa

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

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

B A Morrison

2544 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley

BECK ROOFING

21123 MEEKLAND AVE
Hayward

BETTER ROOFING WITH TRAVIS

220 Mar Vista
Watsonville

Bradley Construction

PO Box 620276
Redwood City

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

Cal-Vintage Roofing Co Inc

11257 Coloma Rd
Gold River

Chimney Clean and Carpet Clean Company

1538 San Joaquin Ave
San Jose

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Closed

San Francisco

CR Gutters

116 Casa Vieja Pl
Orinda

CRIVELARI CONSTRUCTION & HLNG

1130 MARIN AVE
Albany

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Detail Construction

117 South Street
Cloverdale

DNA's Clean Sweep Chimney Service & More

4008 English Oaks Ave
Tracy

East Bay Chimney Service

100 Pacific Ave
Alameda

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

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

High Tech Construction

PO BOX 1126
Morgan Hill

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

INTERNATIONAL MASONRY SPECIALISTS

3668 DELMONT AVE
Oakland

Lindy Roofing Co Inc

476 W Taylor St
San Jose

Los Gatos Roofing

888 Faulstich Ct
San Jose

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive
Vallejo

MB Chimney Sweep & Home Services

821 N.Branciforte Dr.
Santa Cruz

MEJA Inc.

1696 Trowville Ln.
Hayward

Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service

8130 Lorraine Ave
Stockton

Mooresolutions Handyman Services San Jose

2246 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose

Mr Chimney & Dryer Vents R' Us

PO Box 3696
Los Altos

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

Nor Cal Solar

1310 Ross St Suite E
Petaluma

O & M Marinovich Masonry INC.

1261 Bretmoor Way
San Jose

PRECISION ROOFING COMPANY

PO Box 7367
Oakland

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr
Campbell

Quality Handyman

5020 SW 11th Circle

redwood chimney cleaning

2605 middlefield rd

RESCUE ROOFING

12 NANCY LN
Daly City

Roof Rx

1001 Bayhill Dr
San Bruno

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

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

SABRA MASONRY

630 N SAN PEDRO ST
San Jose

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr
Marina

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

Sontag Construction inc

1456 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley

Specialty Inspections

261 Spring St
Pleasanton

Standard Roofing Co

6199 3rd Street
San Francisco

Stephen Curley Roofing

3210 Coffey Ln
Santa Rosa

Strong Hold Masonry and Concrete

555 Rancho Caballo
Santa Rosa

The Fireplace Element

2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View

The Irish Sweep

1400 Webster St
Alameda

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

True Masonry

1231 19th Ave
San Francisco

Westshore Roofing Inc

2245 A Fortune Dr
San Jose

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