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"They did a good job and were prompt and quick. They inspected the chimney and reported an issue. However, since i had an inspection just a month ago, i was able" to discuss the results and they agreed that the chimney was fine. They didn't push for more work.

-John B.

is great to work with! He's punctual, very thorough, and does quality work. He communicated well throughout the process, and took the" time to make sure that all of my questions were answered. I feel very fortunate to have found him through Angie's List, and would highly recommend him. He instills confidence, and pays attention to the details. He was mindful to leave the work area clean, and made every interaction enjoyable. All of the things I look for in a contractor!

-Amy F.

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How to Avoid Chimney Repair Scams

Scams lure homeowners via solicitations, door-to-door sales pitches and ads offering too-good-to-be-true prices.


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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Chimney Repair

Being aware of these chimney maintenance items can help prolong the life of your home's chimney.

Regular inspections and chimney cleanings can help prevent costly repairs and dangerous creosote buildup. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Alexander B. of Summit, N.J.)
Fireplaces, Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep

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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Chimney Caps, Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep

Keep your chimney in tip-top shape with this advice from highly rated chimney sweeps.

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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.




***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


Chimney Repair reviews in Los Gatos


NITCO arrived as scheduled. Estimated the cost of the chimney repair work. After getting a second estimate, we found that NITCO's prices were better and the work they planned made more sense. We were concerned about matching the grout with out existing grout, but they did an outstanding job on that. Also did an excellent job on the chimney sweep.

- Diane G.

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came out and looked at my job and gave me some good suggestions on how to fix the issue. Based on his assessment, the issue could be simply be fixed using caulk. I appreciated that he came out and gave me some good advice.
- Anthony F.

Was on time. Professional and completed the job in a timely manner. Took photos of the inside of our chimney with recommendations for repair to share with us via email. Would recommend.
- Kelly T.

Nothing. I called Mr.
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and he set up a time to come look at the work that I wanted done. He suggested Saturday at 10am on October 3rd. At 10:20am, I called him because he hadn't arrived. He answered and said something came up and he couldn't come by. Since he didn't bother to show up or call to let me know he wasn't coming, we won't be hiring him for any jobs in the future.
- Jill S.

Los Gatos Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
is excellant . e is knowledgeable, experienced, interested, thourough and a very nice man. He keeps the area clean in addition.
- elizabeth C.

Los Gatos Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
is the owner and technician. He responded promptly, provided a free estimate and accommodated my schedule. His work was clean and made my fireplace and chimney look like new again.

They were on time and performed the work without issue. We purchased the house last year, and the chimney had not been cleaned in a while. They did a great job, and we would use them again.
- Bill F.

What a wonderful company! The level of professionalism from beginning to end was top notch.
We have a very old home (100 years +) and previous companies have discouraged us from seeking
a better draft from our gas fireplace..not Lindemanns..they were so wonderful to work with..very thorough
did the job in the time promised and explained all to us along the way..HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
- Jacqueline S.

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


700 Northrup Street
San Jose

ALS Chimney Cleaning

579 EL Camino Real

AMK Roofing Services

184 Talmadge Ave
San Jose




San Francisco

Arizona's Home Repair

3727 Moonstar Ct
San Jose

AWT Construction Group Inc.

4728 East 2nd St Suite 19

B A Morrison

2544 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley


220 Mar Vista

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


Mountain View

Chimney Clean and Carpet Clean Company

1538 San Joaquin Ave
San Jose


po box 873

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave


San Francisco

Comfibuild, Inc.

515 Bay Rd
Palo Alto



Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Daddario Roofing Co Inc

716 Capitola Ave

Davis Distributors

1175 Campbell Avenue
San Jose

Detail Construction

117 South Street

Everything Handyman

1701 North California Boulevard
Walnut Creek

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

Fernandos Handyman Services

28 Lakeview Dr
Bay Point

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315

GVS Construction Company

530 Showers Drive # 7-285
Mountain View

Hanahou Hearth & Patio

1082 Hazel

Handyman Dan

San Jose

High Tech Construction

PO BOX 1126
Morgan Hill

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

inspector flue-seau chimney services

7 west 41st avenue, pmb 357

Jda Chimney Sweep

PO Box 654
San Martin


4926 E 12TH ST

Karma Construction & Remodeling.

6038 Tampa Ave #101

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

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive

MB Chimney Sweep & Home Services

821 N.Branciforte Dr.
Santa Cruz


1696 Trowville Ln.

ML Construction

928 Terminal Way
San Carlos

Mooresolutions Handyman Services San Jose

2246 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr

redwood chimney cleaning

2605 middlefield rd


PO Box 505

Roca Enviroworks

1734 13th str

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street


San Jose


349 POPLAR AVE. #5
Redwood City

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083

Smart Remodeling and Design Inc

1501 19th Ave
San Francisco

Sontag Construction inc

1456 San Pablo Ave

Strong Hold Masonry and Concrete

555 Rancho Caballo
Santa Rosa


San Jose

The Fireplace Element

2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View

The Tool Guys

542 Lanfair Circle

Tip Top Roofing

120 Amato Ave


P.O. BOX 1567

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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