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"I've employed
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.
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).
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
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.

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"Main chimney is very high, it took 10 levels of scaffolding to access it. It is difficult to find a contractor willing to work on it. 3 new 24" flues were" required which added $200 to the estimate. On
8, I pointed out to
that a few sections near the ground level were not repointed when they did original job. He will return and point these up. As of
29, I am waiting for this to be done.

-Marilyn B.

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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.

Brick chimney and roof
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 Santa Clara

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The serviceman, sorry I cannot remember his name called saying he would be about to minutes late. Arrived on time and completed the work in an hour. Left everything clean and neat, and explained what we needed very well. I would call them again.
- Carol M.
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Missed some spots in the chimney cleaning, so it was still sooty. Also installed a chimney cap for a wide chimney by squeezing two small caps together and bending the edges up so they fit next to each other. Doesn't look very good, but it was inexpensive...
- Douglas J.
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I paid for a deal for $149 but when the representative showed up to look at the job. He told me It's going to cost mean extra $450. The job was a small job but I said ok. He told me he did not have any spot on his schedule and I had to wait 3 weeks. After 3 weeks I did not get a call about when they can come to do the job. When I called to remind them they got on it right away and scheduled the job for next day. The price was more than expected but the work looks good.
Santa Clara Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
was very detail on explaining what the work entail.
- Fabien M.
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very good experiencing with
Santa Clara Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
. He repointed some brick
stairs. Quick response, there when promised, finished in one day, good
clean-up and even cleaned the vinyl siding on the porch the stairs were
connected to. I have already scheduled another job with them.
- Robert P.
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Excellent, professional service. He understood that the scope of work I was requesting was not that involved, but nonetheless treated me like an important client. He also did this by providing a reasonable quote and didn't try to upsell me on things I didnt' need or want. Worked to accommodate my schedule, and allowed me to even reschedule the service without any problem. Upon arrival, he worked quickly and diligently. Would definitely use and recommend again.
- Jason S.
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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
Santa Clara Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
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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Thanks to the guidance of
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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
Santa Clara Chimney Repair Services Provider Name Locked
. Their honest approach and great help have locked me in as a customer!
- Lauren G.
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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.

Chimney Repair Services in Santa Clara, 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

ABOVE ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS INC

700 Northrup Street
San Jose

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

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

Nick Lambdin Masonry

5140 Janell way
Carmichael

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr
Campbell

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 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

United Chimney Inc

579 El Camino Rl
Atherton

Universal Home Solutions Inc

3122 Fincher Farm Rd

Westshore Roofing Inc

2245 A Fortune Dr
San Jose

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