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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.
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
's knowledge. When it came time to do the work,
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
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
doing the initial estimate and talking through the options and being" very
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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.

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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.

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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 Oakland

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Service was excellent. Workers were very professional and did a great job keeping the house clean while work was going on.
- Timothy B.
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I would absolutely use them in the future. I would recommend them. They were very well-priced. He was quick. He did the thing. He showed up when he said he was going to show up. I would recommend them.
- Julia C.
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& Laz arrived right on time, did an excellent job, kept the job site clean, explained every step of the job and gave good maintenance recommendations.
- Elizabeth W.
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Initially all went well. Scheduled a time with
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for
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to come out inspect and clean the chimney.
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was running late and gave me a call which I appreciated and did show up at the rescheduled time the same day. The "cleaning" and inspection was quick, because
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had found significant damage to the crown and indicated I had had a chimney fire last season, showed me pictures of the weather damage to the crown and also damage to the flue and the indications of the flue fire. With that,
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wrote up an estimate for each body of work, one at $2400 for the crown work and one for the approximately $3200 for the flue work and suggested I contact my insurance agent regarding the flue damage to see if I can claim it on my homeowners, which I did the same day. On Monday August 11, the insurance adjustor contacted me and asked for the quote and pictures. I requested copy of the estimate and pictures and immediately
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forwarded a copy of the estimate because I was at work and didn't have it with me. She mentioned that
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had a new phohad to learn to retrieve the pictures if I could give him a few days. Since then, I've made at least 3 additional requests in the two weeks since the inspection and still no photos, in fact no reply until yesterday when
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responded to a voicemail by email apologizing for the delay. I was planning on using them for the work without question, based on my initial experience, but if it is this difficult to get me 2 or three pictures after waiting 2 weeks, I wonder I have to question the quality and timeliness of the work and will definitely be looking at others. If the pictures are received, I will amend this review accordingly.
- William B.
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Swept chimney for one of my listings (I'm a Realtor). As expected, recommended additional chimney work which we opted not to purchase. Would use in the future, but keep in mind most chimney sweep services will result in recommended add on work.
- Christie A.
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They said they cleaned the gutters, but they had not. I wasn't very pleased with them and thought they were expensive for the work that they did. My chimney is dripping water in the fireplace, so I don't know that they did a good job last year.
- Kathleen E.
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and his crew were excellent throughout the full day that it took to complete the work. They were punctual, efficient and professional, they answered our questions and left a spotless work site. The inserts, caps and other hardware they used in the installation were all of high quality.
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made sure that we were pleased with his work and took the time to answer our questions on the use of the insert. Both
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and his help were good-natured and easy to deal with.
Given our unqualified positive experience with
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, we will continue to use their services for cleaning and maintenance our liners.
- MICHAEL M.
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I manage an old apartment building (built in the 1920s) that needs a lot of love. The concrete and limestone along the base of the building had started to crumble, so I sought bids to remove the broken areas and replace with a new mix that fits in with the old color. I found
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on Angies List and he was very responsive both by email and over the phone when I contacted for an estimate. He came out promptly to take a look, sending me a proposal within a day. There was a delay from my end as I was seeking other bids, but once I confirmed with
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that we would proceed with his proposal, we were able to schedule a time about two weeks in advance.
I was out of town on the agreed upon date, but my mom was available to receive
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and company. They were courteous and completed the job as described, and the job took only one day. The finished product is fantastic - the new masonry matches the old color, and honestly looks brand-new.
I would absolutely recommend
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to others, and I plan on calling them back in the future for additional masonry and brick work.
- Brandon L.

Chimney Repair Services in Oakland, CA

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A1 Chimney Inc

843 N Market Blvd
Sacramento

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

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

Arcc

San Francisco

Arizona's Home Repair

3727 Moonstar Ct
San Jose

B A Morrison

2544 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley

BECK ROOFING

21123 MEEKLAND AVE
Hayward

BERKELEY CHIMNEYS

1221 CURTIS ST
Albany

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

Cason Roofing Inc.

P.O. Box 37323

Chelsea Chimney Co

625 56th St
Oakland

CHIMNEY SWEEPS & GUTTER CLEANING SERVICE

57 Parkridge Pl
El Sobrante

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

HOFFMAN MASONRY CONSTRUCTION

915 GRAYSON LN
Pleasant Hill

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

INTERNATIONAL MASONRY SPECIALISTS

3668 DELMONT AVE
Oakland

INTERSTATE ROOFING SPECIALISTS CORP

10401 PEARMAIN ST
Oakland

JERRY'S FIREPLACES

23585 CONNECTICUT
Hayward

JW Home Improvement

1390 Chain Bridge Rd

KARL KARDEL COMPANY

4926 E 12TH ST
Oakland

Lindy Roofing Co Inc

476 W Taylor St
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

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

Nor Cal Solar

1310 Ross St Suite E
Petaluma

PRECISION ROOFING COMPANY

PO Box 7367
Oakland

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr
Campbell

redwood chimney cleaning

2605 middlefield rd

Refined Restoration

P.O. Box 83684

RESCUE ROOFING

12 NANCY LN
Daly City

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

Roofmax

7275 National Dr
Livermore

Rowland Construction Co

500 Persia Ave
San Francisco

Roy Miller Brickwork

2604 62nd Ave
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

Superior Roofing of Memphis

5575 Poplar Ave, Ste 809

The East Bay Handyman

1669 Sarah Dr
Pinole

The Fireplace Element

2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View

The Flue Doctor.Inc

22286 Cottage hill dr
Grass Valley

The Irish Sweep

1400 Webster St
Alameda

The Irish Sweep, Inc.

1400 Webster Street
Alameda

Tip Top Roofing

120 Amato Ave
Campbell

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

True Masonry

1231 19th Ave
San Francisco

Warm Solutions

431 Grand Ave
South San Francisco

Westshore Roofing Inc

2245 A Fortune Dr
San Jose

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