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" Our oil chimney didn't have any liner and need to be up to code. The crown of Chimney was cracked and needed some repair. Pieces of brick fragments fell to" the ground. We are concerned about having any other further damage to the Chimney in cases of bad weather. When
came in.. They were very professional. They show us a picture of the inside of the Chimney and explained to us of the consequences of not having a liner in the Chimney. They also checked the gas Chimney said it doesn't really need any repair but one brick had to be replace that came off. After cleaning, putting new liner in and repairing the crown, they refilled any open holes in both Chimney.They gave us warranty on repairs in case of bad weather. It a total relief that there honesty in a job well done!

-christina M.

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, we were able to do the installation ourselves. It went well, and I am thankful to have saved time and money!" It's so nice to find a company that is focused on truly serving the best interests of the customer, even if it means passing on a job opportunity. Whenever we need chimney work in the future, we will definitely use
. Their honest approach and great help have locked me in as a customer!

-Lauren G.

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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

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 Repair

Scams lure homeowners via solicitations, door-to-door sales pitches and 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.

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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 Los Gatos

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Great job! On time. Done in one day. Passed town inspection. Did a great job of matching new to old red bricks. No complaints.
- Teresa B.
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It would be nice if all work crews were as efficient, polite quick as these two. The men (
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and Florim), in addition to doing the above work in a professional manner had no problem with my request to paint the chimney. Of course, there was a small additional and fair charge to do so. They painting skills are better than most "professional" painters I've dealt with in the past. Not a drop of spilt paint. When they left, it was as if they were never there, except for the completed job. I would highly recommend this crew and company and would use dthem in the future, if needed.
- Gil E.
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cleaned the chimney. Afterwards, the representative mentioned that the chimney box needed further work, but he said it was not crucial at the time. He then quoted a ballpark figure and left it at that. No pressure. Just information.
- peter D.
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did a great job on the rebuild of our brick pillar - in fact it looks better than it's mate on the opposite side of the driveway. If someone hits the other one with their commercial van, I'll definitely give
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a call! He was very nice, professional, and once he started the project he did not leave until it was finished. I highly recommend
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for any masonry work!
- Nancy H.
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They did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend anyone in the area take a look at them. I was having issues with the damper after their first appointment but they came back out for a check up and reworked the damper for a very reasonable rate.
- Jelene D.
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We never got a
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to meet them because they never showed up for the estimate and didn't return our calls after the first time we made the appointment. Really disappointed because this set us back a full week in our repair schedule.
- Michelle D.
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First of all,
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always followed up with me. Whether I tried to contact him via a phone call, an email, or a message, he responded very quickly. He also showed up exactly when he said he would. I had another chimney repair company miss 2 appointments they had set, so it's great to have someone that actually cares about the customer and the customer's time.
I had 6 different quotes to remove vegetation from my chimney and make the necessary repairs. Of the 6 quotes, 3 of the companies pulled up to my home, looked up at the chimney from the ground, and said "You need a new chimney" and quoted my thousands of dollars. The other 3 (including
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) actually took out a ladder and climbed on the roof to inspect the chimney. All three of them said I did not need a "whole new chimney" and that it was in good shape and just needed some repairs.
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gave me the best overall price and had the best customer service.
When I contacted
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about doing the work, he came that day to go over the details of the job and he brought his worker who actually did the repairs. He created a new more detailed estimate spelling out everything that would be done and made sure his employee understood what was required and that I was satisfied with what would be done. It was amazingly detailed, unlike other contractors estimates I have seen in the past. He said multiple times that he wanted to make sure I am satisfied. I gave him a small deposit and he and his worker were there the next day to start the job. By the end of the day, my chimney was repointed and reflashed. He needed to come back a few days later (after everything dried), to finish the rest of the work. I offered to pay him part of the money for what was done on the first day and he refused. He said I should pay him the balance when the job is finished and i am happy with the work. Wow. A contractor not wanting money until everything was completed and I was happy?! I was stunned and pleased.
His worker returned a few days later as promised and finished everything. The chimney looks new. Even my neighbors commented on how nice it looks. They were also very clean. Other than a new looking chimney, you couldn't even tell they had ever been there.
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does quality work and actually cares about the customer. I would not hesitate to use them again.
- Brian H.
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very pleased with the level of knowledge, explained everything and the options available and costs
the work completed was excellent
- Heather B.

Chimney Repair Services in Los Gatos, CA

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A Nor Cal Handyman Company

4497 Latimer Ave
San Jose

A1 Home Service

158 Wshington Blvd

A1 Roofing

PO Box 6163
Santa Rosa

ABA Hearth & Home

1494 Laurel St
San Carlos

ABC Roofing Co Inc

2376 E 54th St

ABOVE ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS INC

700 Northrup Street
San Jose

ALS Chimney Cleaning

579 EL Camino Real
Atherton

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

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

CARDINAL ROOFING CO INC.

2541 LEGHORN ST
Mountain View

Chimney Clean and Carpet Clean Company

1538 San Joaquin Ave
San Jose

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Closed

San Francisco

CRIVELARI CONSTRUCTION & HLNG

1130 MARIN AVE
Albany

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Daddario Roofing Co Inc

716 Capitola Ave
Capitola

Detail Construction

117 South Street
Cloverdale

DNA's Clean Sweep Chimney Service & More

4008 English Oaks Ave
Tracy

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

GVS Construction Company

530 Showers Drive # 7-285
Mountain View

Handyman Dan

San Jose

High Tech Construction

PO BOX 1126
Morgan Hill

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

Jda Chimney Sweep

PO Box 654
San Martin

Limey Roofing

342 San Carlos Ave
Redwood City

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

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

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr
Campbell

Raincap Construction

2315 N 65th St

redwood chimney cleaning

2605 middlefield rd

RELIABLE CHIMNEY SWEEP

1830 e clarendon

RESCUE ROOFING

12 NANCY LN
Daly City

Roof Rx

1001 Bayhill Dr
San Bruno

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
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

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr
Marina

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

Sontag Construction inc

1456 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley

Strong Hold Masonry and Concrete

555 Rancho Caballo
Santa Rosa

THE CHIMNEY GUY

14708 NELSON WAY
San Jose

The Fireplace Element

2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View

The Tool Guys

542 Lanfair Circle

TOP-NOTCH CONSTRUCTION

P.O. BOX 1567
Aptos

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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