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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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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 Grantsville

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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.
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was very professional in keeping in touch with us to schedule and complete this job. His workmanship and quality is rare to find. He has an AMAZING eye for how something done correctly should look. We are SO THANKFUL that we selected
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to do our chimney. The neighbors have raved about how it looks. Would be happy to send pics.
- William S.
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They did the job in two separate appointments due to time constraints. Both went very well.
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explained everything to me to where I understood exactly what was going on. I felt totally comfortable with the work performed. I had a few other masonry companies come out and unfortunately they were only going to patch the problem instead of fix it. I am glad I had Chapman out so I don't have to keep fixing this same problem every 5 years.
- Whitney S.
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The company completed the work on time, and exactly to budget. The work looks really professional, and was done very well. They were the cheapest option after searching around.
- Nic J.
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The work was performed quickly. I did not feel as though they were looking for problems to add to the expense. They were personable and polite. Photos were taken of a problem I have on my chimney, due to a past bad repair by another company. I will use their company to repair this.
- Allison S.
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Chimney work has unknown expectations and your at the mercy of the service provider.
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was competitive in price, professional, on time, and came when they said. The men respected my house by wearing booties. The owner,
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, was always friendly and nice. His assistance
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were helpful. I was selling my house and
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and his crew were very accommodating for us and the buyers. This proved difficult at times but the men handled the situation in a great manner.
- Susie C.
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came out and gave an estimate. Very punctual, courteous, and professional.
The job was scheduled and they did the job on the arranged day. I was out of town that day. The restored chimney looks great! Also, upon inspection I found no construction debris (even below, in my gutters) and my plants beneath my chimney were in their original excellent condition.
- David S.

Chimney Repair Services in Grantsville, MD

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Chamberlin-Washington Inc.

6482 Sligo Mill Rd
Takoma Park

Chimney Doctor

9608 Lincoln Hwy

Crowley Construction

P.O. Box 537
Greenbelt

CURTIS CHIMNEY & HEARTH

1149 Springs Rd
Grantsville

Dave's Masonry

Atlantic Av
Rockville

Erik Cook Landscapes

1740 Log Cabin Rd

Evans Quality Roofing Inc

110 Melissa Court

Haldeman's Construction

6250 Rock Hill Rd

J-Brown Services

283 Doney Town Rd

JES Foundation Repair

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway

Wantz Construction Co Inc

4004 Sykesville Rd
Finksburg

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