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Excellent work. Discovered and repaired mis-installed draft for no extra charge. Arrived early.
- John S S.
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We have a 22 foot ceiling in our great room and
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goes that high and a few more feet above the roof. On each of the three occasions, they did an excellent job. We burn the fireplace 24/7 but always with cured hardwood. Their cleaning is so good (and the amount of creosote so small) that we only clean every two years- even with the heavy burning.
They put on a rubber coated chimney cap to replace the cheap one the original fireplace installers put in and it has been great. They also fixed the door closer (a tough job on this particular Kozy Heat, when both the original installer and Kozy Heat refused to do anything to help.
- Charles S.
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I had them out to inspect and clean my chimney in early November 2013. I have 2 flues, one for each wood
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. One they said was fine and didn't need cleaning, the other they cleaned and did a good job for $150. They said they noticed that the metal chase cover on top of the chimney was rusted badly and may already be leaking water which could rot my flue or fireplace insert but that they could fix it for $225 the next week which should get me a couple more years out of it. Since the replacement cost was around seven hundred dollars for a regular steel one to $1200 for a stainless steel one. I told them to go ahead and schedule it as I was satisfied with their work/price for the cleaning and it was too high up for me to do myself. They came back in a week as promised. They only spent 30 minutes and all they did was spray paint the cover and a little superficial wire brushing. They used some very cheap no-name type paint, I know this because they left the cans in my yard which I found later. That's a lot of money for 30 minutes on site and 2 cans of cheap spray paint which I had to clean up.They were nice and punctual but the next time I will either do it myself or hire someone else (I was not an Angie's list member at that time, perhaps that would have made a difference but it shouldn't). Since then I've also had 2 birds get through the wire mesh on top of the chimney and ended up trapped in the fireplace insert in the house. One died, the other I caught and got out but this never happened before and they never said anything about a hole in the mesh yet they were right there working twice. Maybe they thought since I was not able to verify their work that I'd never know but but their sloppy clean up and high price for so little work leaves me to wonder how good a job they actually did. They won't be cleaning it this year and someone else will be doing the repair when that time comes.


- mark F.
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Chimney cleaning was performed as requested. Two man team, although one did the work, the other seemed more curious about identifying other work to upsell. May consider a different vendor for future needs.
- Ted B.
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Great! Called 30 mins before arrival. Arrived and made sure to have carpet covered in work area. Very professional and did a thorough inspection for the price!
- Jennifer M.
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Two young men arrived around 8am and completed job 5pm. They were extremely neat and covered all flooring where they would be walking in and out of the house. They worked very hard and when completed they cleaned up all areas. They were very professional.
- Pat D.
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Job went great. Very professional - hardworking and easy to work with. Would use them again - will use them each year for chimney sweep -They cleaned up great after job.
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looks beautiful and cannot wait to use it.
- Becky W.
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First of all, responsiveness and communication were great! We had called 4-5 other companies before them and had gotten little to no response. We were getting very discouraged, thinking no one would ever take a little job like ours, but they returned phone calls promptly, and sent someone out to give an estimate in just a few days. There was a bit of a wait to have the job done because it's the busy season, but they still managed to come 2 days earlier than they said they would.
When they came, they did encounter a problem. The guy who came for the estimate
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up an illustration of the project that seemed to be inaccurate to the 2 guys who were going to do the repair. They weren't sure how to get around certain issues, so they had to wait and talk with the illustrator and come back the next day. But they still got the job done a day early.
Through it all they explained everything to me so I knew what was going on. They were very polite and professional. They cleaned up when they were done. They managed to re-use the bricks from the lower step so it basically looks the same as it did before (they don't make those bricks anymore).
Great job all round!

- Jennifer H.
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We just moved into this 1920's house, and just routinely called to get it cleaned.
When
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arrived, he asked me to show him the basement, the attic and the actual fireplace. Then he lit up the chimney, and his words were- "OMG". Not exactly a good sign. Unfortunately it wasn't. There were cracks and holes in the chimney, and since the chimney had never had a cap in 80 years, the rain had caused lots of damage too. Our fireplace was completely unsafe to use.
He gave us an estimate, and squeezed us in THE SAME WEEK. Yes, it was expensive, but it was a lot to be done. We even went out for brunch, and he left the place spotless (aside from the work performed). No traces of ash no nothing anywhere.
All in all, he's also a super friendly guy, who really knows how to explain what he is doing to people who are not experts on chimneys (us!).


- Cynthia H.
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We had need for same service again and had no doubt we wanted
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. It took over-extended time from first call to actual appointment. Once connected, we were told several unexpected out-of-town trips had prevented them from getting back to us. There was also a mix-up as someone else had left messages for same service. They did not realize we had not been contacted until we gave "one last call because they're worth it". (Did not feel it right to rate their punctuality less based on such unusual circumstances. They did show up ahead of time on appointment day.)
Owner came with assistant this time. Found old duct tape (likely from when home built) on our dryer vent in attic. It could easily have lead to a fire as lint had already coated attic roof above break! Despite heat, he took time to correctly repair it with screws and metal tape to prevent another break. They worked to keep my home clean throughout repair.
Then they once again went above our expectations. It began with suggestion we put a vent box to keep our dryer hose from coming undone in laundry room. Another advantage, they explained, was that our dryer could be moved closer to wall allowing more room to open our freezer. They even moved my washer closer to wall for consistent look I insisted upon. They also moved them so I'd have cleaning space between two appliances! And gave us detailed instructions on easiest way to get appliances out when we repaint the room. When we asked how often he recommended cleaning vent, he actually suggested that as only two of us we could go longer than usual annual recommendation. Definitely above-and-beyond!
We absolutely know who to hire for future vent cleaning or chimney sweep service!

- Leah S.
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