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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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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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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 Wildomar

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My chimney had not been cleaned or inspected for approx. 10 years. I had been experiencing some smoke in the house when the fireplace was being used during the winter months. The guys who came out were great, very professional. They did quality work and gave us some recommendations pm other items that we should take care of in the near future, which we plan on doing with
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. Highly recommend!
- Steven F.
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responded quickly to my request for a bid. He showed up on time to bid and by the time he was done I was certain I would hire him. Bounced the cost off my wife to keep her in the loop and called him to schedule.
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showed up and did the work over several days and walked me around when he was finished to show his work and allow me to look things over. The only reason I gave a B for the price was it was more than I thought, though I had neglected my fireplace since I moved in 22 years ago. For what he did I feel good about what it cost me since I know it is not something I could have done so nicely. I would have no problem calling him again should I need more work done.
- GEOFFREY K.
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There was an issue with the understanding of the rate, but it was resolved in my favor and with a good attitude. They were on time, and professional. I have used them in the past and will use them in the future.
- Cheryl G.
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I called to have my chimney swept in October of 2014. They came out and ran a camera up the chimney and found cracks in the tiles. It was about $100. They then condemned the chimney and we could not use it. At the end of January after dealing with estimates and insurance company (that's a whole different review) we scheduled the work for the end of February. They came out when they said they would. They called ahead to let me know they were on their way. They called if they were running late on another job. They did the work efficiently. The mess was minimal. They had tarps down to not
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up my floors. It was completed in the week they said it would be done. Very very pleased. Will use them for my annual sweeping too. The initial $100 went toward the major construction work too. I wasn't out the additional money.
- Max H.
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went extremely well in every respect. The masonry work was the first component of our kitchen remodel and necessarily had to be completed before other work could be initiated.
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Chapman was extremely responsive from the initial phone call through completion of the project.
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and his crew headed by his son
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Chapman were a pleasure to work with and were definitely skilled at their trade. The door that was bricked up appeared as if it had always been a solid wall and blended in perfectly. Brickwork that was done to accomodate the new french doors was also done seamlessly. Working with
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was a very good experience in every respect and we will not hesitate to use them in the future.
- James M.
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Installation of the chimney cap went well in 2013.
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showed up when he said he would, performed the work at agreed upon price and cleaned up everything.
Our more recent experience was not as smooth. He came out to do the estimate. It took nearly two weeks to get a preliminary estimate, which was about $7,000 for a new chimney liner and complete rebuild of the exterior to the flashing. We got a second estimate from a well-regarded chimney company who wanted about $3,200 for the chimney liner and said we only needed the exterior ground and re-pointed for about $900. (They also wrote out the estimate on the spot after a thorough inspection and provided pictures of the inside of the chimney that showed why the work needed to be done). After some bacfk-and-forth with
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, we decided to consider doing the full rebuild as he suggested/. I emailed
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and asked if he would consider giving us a discount. He sent a
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email in response: "Nope, sorry. I have a motto: 'Never give a discount or you will be tempted to cut corners.' I think you should go with the other company."
We decided to go with another company. I'll let you know how that goes after the work is done.
- James F.
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We initially called
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for a chimney cleaning as we just move into the home and were not sure of the chimney condition. Upon inspection,
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let us know the chimney was in good shape and did not need to be cleaned. He took a look at the firebox upon my request as the mortar was crumbling in some spots. He was very flexible in rescheduling a time to complete the work once he had the appropriate materials. He was punctual and completed the work in a timely manner. I will use
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- Brandon S.
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Everything went perfectly. Their office called the day before to tell me when they'd arrive. Two men arrived on time. They worked very professionally, finished in the time they had said it would take. They cleaned up everything before they left.
The pointing up job is excellent, looks authentic, mixing in with the old bricks. They were also very pleasant and informative. You couldn't ask for a better service. You never know beforehand, but now I know--these guys are
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- Christine A.

Chimney Repair Services in Wildomar, CA

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499 Handyman

109 N Main St

A-1 Chimney Sweep

10821 Saticoy St
Sun Valley

A-Best Remodeling

5632 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys

ABETTER VENT CLEANING

26616 BRICKENRIDGE CR
Murrieta

Adobe Builders

15300 Ventura Blvd Ste 203
Sherman Oaks

Advanced Chimney & Dryer Vent Cleaning

37163 Santa Rosa Glen Dr
Murrieta

AGA Construction Inc

18375 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana

AGS Innovation

7662 Genesta Ave.

Alfaro General Construction

Garden Grove
Garden Grove

Alin Design Remodeling Inc.

16035 Blackhawk St
Granada Hills

All City Remodeling

6501 Vanalden Ave. #5
Reseda

All Seasons Fireplaces Pools & Spas

56-833 Wilhart Dr
Yucca Valley

ASHES TO ASHES

264 S LA CIENEGA BLVD
Beverly Hills

Assura Public Relations

335 N Brookhurst St
Anaheim

Avalin Seismic Construction Co Inc

2814 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles

B & R Construction Inc

6015 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles

B B Custom Design, Inc.

2111 Maine Ave
Long Beach

B2B Design / Build

6302 Whittier Ave.
Whittier

Bartram Construction-General Contractor

78484 Avenue 42 # B
Bermuda Dunes

bear's handyman serv

1424 Yellow Knife Rd
Yucca Valley

BG Tile & Construction Inc

5234 Vantage Ave
Valley Village

Bobs Handyman

4387 Beatty Dr
Riverside

Bonadiman Construction

110 Franklin Ave
Redlands

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.
Brea

Burbank Fireplace & BBQ

8900 Lankershim Blvd
Sun Valley

Burntech

6520 Platt Ave
West Hills

C Russ Sweep

618 Wake Forest St

CAL-QUAKE CONSTRUCTION

636 N FORMOSA AVENUE
Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA ARBOR CARE

PO Box 746
Chino

California Construction Center

12509 Oxnard Street
North Hollywood

Casanova Construction

5875 MissionBlvd #136
Riverside

CBM

PO Box 9973
Moreno Valley

CH Construction

12304 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 300
Los Angeles

Chimney Knights

1905 Victory Blvd
Glendale

Chimney Sweeps LA

7727 Forsythe Street
Tujunga

Cleaner Dryer Vents

37163 SANTA ROSA GLEN DR
Murrieta

D.F. Construction & General Engineering

8132 Firestone Blvd
Downey

Daniel lopez

601 e Collins st

Diaz Construction

322 E Heath Ln
Long Beach

Dkam Construction Services

2737 S WAY
Santa Ana

Dream Remodeling

14640 Victory Blvd STE 206
Van Nuys

Eco Friendly Remodeling

360 E. First St.,
Tustin

Elite Remodeling & Development Inc

8949 Reseda blvd.
Northridge

Embers West

1201 East Ball Rd
Anaheim

ENERGY GREEN BUILDERS

13401 Oxnard St.
Van Nuys

enpos construction

641 S Palm St
La Habra

EZ Plaster & Construction

712 Micheltorena St
Los Angeles

Fantastic Sams

50 Dunham Rd
Los Angeles

FasTrak Construction

2965 Tern Place
Perris

Fireplace & Patio Trends

2075 North Tustin Street
Orange

Fireplace Door Guy

32200 Vista Del Monte
Temecula

George Parks Roofing And Painting

4924 Balboa Blvd
Encino

Go Green Construction, Inc

9300 Texhoma Ave
Northridge

Goldin Construction

17354 Knapp St
Northridge

greenoaksevice

7751 Kyle St
Tujunga

Griner Construction

P.O. Box 1692 / 25670 Tahquitz Dr.
Idyllwild

Hallmark Chimney Sweeps

3390 Laurel ave
Rialto

Handyman Contractor

P.O Box 418
Corona

High Class Builders & Remodeling Inc

7011 Hayvenhurst Ave.
Van Nuys

Home Pros USA

370 Goddard
Irvine

Home, James! Real Estate

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd. #2328
San Juan Capistrano

HoN

PO Box 940008
Simi Valley

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

Inland Tri-Tech, Inc.

PO Box 5287
Riverside

JACK OF ALL TRADES WILLIAM

2241 W. Ewind st #3

Jaybridge Construction

701 Westborough St
Alhambra

JCL Contractors

2980 First Street
La Verne

John's Chimney Sweep

10545 Cook Ave
Riverside

K.M.Pate Construction

25726 Floral Ct
Valencia

Kevin K. Park

Los Angeles

KLD Construction

Los Angeles

Luna's Chimney Sweep & Air Duct Cleaning

9908 Argyle Drive
Huntington Beach

M&M Construction & Home Design

18840 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana

Mallory Construction

P.O. Box 781
Mentone

MARIO LIMATOLA

9234 LEMORAN AVE
Downey

MFP Construction

9660 E. Lemon Ave.
Arcadia

MICHAEL KORDYAK CONSTRUCTION

18425 Orange St
Hesperia

Moli Inc

335 E Home St
Long Beach

New Creation Services

12151 Bayport St.
Garden Grove

Novel Construction

North Hollywood

OCBS Inc

2191 S Dupont Dr
Anaheim

ON POINT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

19820 Frances St
Corona

Parker Construction

5217 W Wooley Rd Apt 1
Oxnard

Prodigy Construction, Inc.

5023 Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas

QUALITY FIREPLACE & BBQ INC

392 N 2ND AVE
Upland

Quality Interiors

7034 HARNE CT
Rancho Cucamonga

Rahn Contractor Associates

24646 Devonport Circle
Laguna Hills

RAM BUILDING & REMODELING INC.

2410 BEVERLY BLVD
Los Angeles

RB Remodeling & Construction

PO Box 462033
Los Angeles

REFUGIO CAMPOS

Los Angeles

Rescomm Construction Inc.

18611 Brymer St
Northridge

Reynolds Masonry

27762 Antonio Pkwy Ste L1
Ladera Ranch

Rick's Complete Home Repair

7175 Maple Glen Dr
Eastvale

RM Construction

6813 e. Hannon st #D
Bell

S-FAB Construction

318 E. Hazel Street, #3
Inglewood

Safford Construction Management

3549 Valley View Ave.

Shadowcrest Roofing, Inc.

285 Pawnee Street
San Marcos

SoCal Contractor

3289 Veteran Ave
Los Angeles

Stay Dry Roofing

1501 W Hill Avenue
Fullerton

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills

Sunrise Masonry

1412 N. Dale Ave .
Anaheim

TCE Constructors, Inc.

4661 Brighton Avenue
San Diego

Trinity Construction

1538 W 84th St
Los Angeles

Ultimate Construction

1370 Jasmine Ct

Uva Construction

41785 Elm St #102
Murrieta

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs

westfire fireplace

4749 eagle ridge ct

Westside Fireplace

9238 WEST PICO BLVD
Los Angeles

William Clark Construction

21704 Devonshire St
Chatsworth

Williamson Construction

850 Loma Dr.
Hermosa Beach

Y.O.R. Construction and Investment, Inc.

12135 Miranda St
Valley Village

Zion Construction & Design Inc

21307 Gault St
Canoga Park

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