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"They did an excellent job. They also inspected the chimney and told me that I may need to have a lining put in eventually as a few of the tiles were coming loose." I appreciated that I didn't feel pressured to upgrade to more expensive services. They let me know that it could hold for years to come or if I wanted to be more proactive I could replace the tiles now.

-John O.

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arrived on the day and time that was scheduled , removed the damaged chimney and rebuilt it all in the same day. The crew from
" construction were on time very professional and the work was high quality, they came back a few days latter and removed the form supporting the custom concrete cap. The crew also removed a large birds nest that was inside my chimney that could have had caused serious harm to my family and myself.

-Ronald P.

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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 Port Allen

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What we didn't find out until a few months ago when we were getting our air ducts and dryer vent cleaned was that we couldn't have the dryer vent cleaned because it was not compliant. We also found out that when
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installed the dryer vent, they cut holes in 2 of the floor joists and looped the flexible tubing from the dryer to the external vent. We found out that the flexible tubing is not compliant or up to code. We ended up contacting a structural engineer as we had some seals on our windows pop and door not closing.
- MARY ANN K.
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Work was performed quickly and with professionalism. The patched wall was an additional service asked for and well doe. I would (will) Definitely use them again.
- Charles K.
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When we bought our house last year, we knew that the chimney would need to be fixed sooner than later. After reviewing numerous companies on Angie's List and talking with our neighbors, we contacted
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via the $110 cleaning/inspection combo. We were able to get an appointment a few days after the initial email. Upon arriving, the two-man crew immediately noted the external issues with the chimney- the top 20 rows of mortar needed to be completely redone and some bricks replaced, in addition to replacing and making watertight the top of the flue (they provided us with pictures of everything, walking us through what needed to be done). They also did a thorough job cleaning and examining the internal parts of the chimney. To their credit, they said that the liner was in great shape (saved us $1900), but the original damper from 1940 had gotten corroded and would need to be replaced/updated. After thoroughly cleaning the chimney and putting in a new damper, we quickly set a date for the next crew to come and do the external work. Two weeks later, the next crew showed up with scaffolding and did all repairs without any issues. After 5 hours of work, it looked like a new chimney! Thank you
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for all of your hard work and responsiveness. We look forward to finally being able to use our fireplace for years to come!
- Drew F.
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I purchased their $99 coupon for Chimney work and I could never get in contact with the company. By email or phone. The last time I called the mailbox on the phone was completely full. Very unhappy with this company and will never use them again.
- Sylvia B.
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did a wonderful job matching brick and removing uneven brick shelves from the fireplace. He repaired loose brick on the outside and waterproofed a chimney. While on the roof he noticed another problem and took a picture so I could see what needed fixing. I will be using him again.
- Sandra R.
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This was a great company to work with and they did a very thorough job. They gave me suggestions on what to do in future years in my new home and some fixes we could make. The owner was an honest and very nice man. I will definitely use them again.
- Kelsey M.
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It went as planned. very good and professional crew. No issues with the installation.
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explained everything ahead of time. They came at the time they said they would. Two day job. They did a little extra chimney work.
- Phyllis B.
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ARRIVED FOR ESTIMATE ON TIME. WORK WAS COMPLETED AS DESCRIBED & AS SCHEDULED. ALL
WORKERS ON THE PROJECT WERE POLITE. WORK TOOK 2 WEEKS TO COMPLETE WITH A ONE DAY RETURN FOR REGRADING AFTER INITIAL BACK-FILL A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER.
- DOUGLAS S.

Chimney Repair Services in Port Allen, LA

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A1 HANDYMAN

4608 JONES CREEK RD
Baton Rouge

Advanced Fireplace Technicians

7936 Tom Drive
Baton Rouge

Basic Chimney Sweep

36188 Wedgewood Dr
Denham Springs

Cangelosi Roofing LLC

PO Box 2233
Gretna

DMaintenance LLC

Port Allen

DMaintenance LLC

Port Allen

DMaintenance LLC

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DMaintenance LLC

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DMaintenance LLC

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DMaintenance LLC

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DMaintenance LLC

Port Allen

Garcia Roofing LLC

18219 Swamp Rd
Prairieville

Guardian Chimney Cleaning

1127 Bel Air Dr
Baton Rouge

Guidry Professional Roofing LLC

1943 N Redondo Dr
Baton Rouge

Henry's Construction

10615 Airline Hwy #177
Baton Rouge

Home solutions

3190 Audubon ct
Zachary

Ragusa Contractors LLC

1630 Gleneagles Bend
Zachary

Reworks Reconstruction

47042 North Cherry Street
Hammond

Ricard Masonry

2079 Virginia St
Baton Rouge

Riverbend Home Improvements

14950 La Highway 16
French Settlement

S&G Roofing

1036 1/2 Ann St
Westlake

Southern Home Improvement Center Inc

58431 Pearl Acres Rd
Baton Rouge

Sweet Pea's Family Roofing Co

1054 Forest Oaks Dr.
Baton Rouge

TDP Carpentry & Home Repair

13932 Brown Rd
Denham Springs

The Brick Mason

8322 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge

Tim's Painting & Repair LLC

4125 Sarasota Dr
Baton Rouge

WrightWay Home Improvement

1445 Jasper Ave.
Baton Rouge

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