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"The company called me right after contacting them and we set up an appointment. They called the day before to confirm and the technicians called 1/2 hour before" arriving. They were friendly, courteous, professional and did the work in a timely manner. They put down floor covering and cleaned up everything as though they were never there. They checked the 2 fireplaces, dryer vent and the water heater vent. They took pictures and showed us what everything looked like. We would definitely use this company again. GOOD JOB! Nice to have a company say they will show up and they actually do!

-Judi U.

"The price was great, but the workmanship was not all that good. This company seems to specialize in chimney work, and they are probably OK for that because you can't" really see most chimneys up close so sloppy mortar joints aren't really visible. Patching a large hole in existing brick is a bit of an art, though, and their mason did not really have the skills to do this properly. The man who did the estimate was thorough and helpful, and although he was late, he called to let me know. He promised to email me a written quote in a couple of days. When the quote did not arrive, I tried emailing him and got no answer. After several days of this, I called the company and was told that their computer was down, but that
(the owner) would come by my houses the next day and bring the written quote.
arrived as promised, and said he was able to do the work that same day, so I let him. He and one other mason completed the tasks. He reset some loose stones in a flagstone sidewalk and filled in missing mortar. That work looked OK, though not great, as the mortar didn't really match the existing. The flagstones were irregular in shape, so the mortar joints didn't have to be perfect. I also had him brick in a hole that was left when we removed a heat/air conditioning unit that was built into the wall when a room was added onto the house. While the color of the brick was a good match, the bricks were not laid exactly straight, and the mortar joints were not tooled to match the surrounding joints, so the patch looks sloppy. There was also a lot of excess mortar on the bricks, which left a white haze. I complained to
that I was not happy with the brick work. He agreed to come out and clean the bricks, which he did, but he would not do anything about the crooked bricks.


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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.


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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Being aware of these chimney maintenance items can help prolong the life of your home's chimney.

Regular inspections and chimney cleanings can help prevent costly repairs and dangerous creosote buildup. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Alexander B. of Summit, N.J.)
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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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Keep your chimney in tip-top shape with this advice from highly rated chimney sweeps.

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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.




***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


Chimney Repair reviews in Erie


They were extremely detailed in their cleaning and inspection. Unfortunately they found that our chimney was deemed unsafe for use, due to neglect from previous owners. They did a fabulous job, were very knowledgeable and informative, as well as provided video and images to show the damage that had occurred over time. In response to that unexpected result, they did give us recommendations and approximate repair costs if we decided to go the route of repairing the wood burning fireplace vs. switching to a gas insert. We would absolutely use them again!
- Leah P.

We had just purchased a home with two wood fireplaces so wanted inspected/cleaned prior to use. Owner
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arrived on time, and got right to work with inspection. He inspected the upper fireplace and found that it did not need cleaning (I am new to fireplaces so was impressed that he didn't just clean anyway and charge me to do so). He proceeded to inspect, clean and do some minor repairs to the lower level fireplace and chimney.
When he found out we had no experience with wood fireplaces he was more than happy to give us some education on best practices. I would and will use this provider again in the future for my chimney maintenance.
- Kendra T.

Everything was great. I used this company many times before. The work they do is top drawer! They came when they said they would.
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also helped make the selection for the brick that was used. He went out of his way to give me many choices. Can't say enough good things about them.
- william W.

I had purchased an Angie's list deal and they were prompt to schedule the appointment. When arriving they were professional and courteous and were thorough with the explanation of work that needed to be done.
- Christopher K.

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were on time. Started the job right away. Very pleasant and answered any questions you had.
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worked until the job was completed. Cleaned up so good you wouldn't know they were here. Excellent workers. Triple AAA. I'm very pleased with the results. Thanks
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. I would recommend
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and Chimney to everyone !!!!!!!!
- Carmen P.

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the owner was a sheer delight to work with. He was informative, clear and punctual. His workers were clean, polite and very respectful of my property.
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worked with me on pricing and gave me a really good bid for a large job. I got 2 other bids and they were much higher. They did an excellent job and the wall looks perfect. He did a great job matching up to the connecting wall so it would look consistent. I would definitely recommend
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and I would use them again if the need arises.
- Tina W.

I had to have a chimney rebuilt and also a walk way. You pay this like $400 to have, for four hours of service, I don't remember the deal. So they come out and look at it and they said, oh it's going to take a whole day and it's going to cost, the whole job to do was $1700. They did the chimney and there is no way I can go up and to inspect it so I assume that they said they sealed it. Then they did my front porch, some of the mortar was missing in between the joints, and they slapped that together in like maybe a half an hour. None of the mortar lines really matched or look really good, and they missed some spots where there still some joints there, you know, have cracks in them. They charged me over $400 for that, for an hours worth of work. What I saw them do I don't think is worth, I should have shopped around, after I get one of the deals I'm out my $400 because it's like I'm committed to them and they can charge me whatever they want after they come out and say oh this is going to be more than what it is. So I don't think they did such a great job with what they did, you know, especially when I see the walk way. I don't know what they did with the chimney but I can't get up there to look at it. I'm hoping that it's stays the way it is I mean I have a guarantee on it but I have no way of knowing it was leaking or if the leak stopped.
- Ted A.

Monday 10/5/15:
I submitted a request for an estimate on the company's web site.
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Chakalakis called me to discuss it. It was late in the day and he was heading home from work, so he said he would call me on Tuesday to schedule a visit to my house.
Tuesday 10/6/15:
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never called. I called him - no apology, just a lame excuse about not having my address and/or phone number (even though I provided both in my online request). He said he would come to my house Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday 10/7/15:
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never showed up and never called. (My husband and I were both at home all morning and afternoon.)

- Don Z.

Chimney Repair Services in Erie, PA

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B Davis Enterprises LLC

8370 Wattsburg Rd


5440 Buffalo Rd

Courson Construction Services

10283 Moses Rd



Ed Glass Masonry

1601 Davis Ave


352 W 24TH ST

Erie Home Improvement

3405 Hannon Road

Erie Outdoor Services LLC

3445 West 12th Street


3219 Asbury Road

K&D Construction

93 Clinton St
North East

Kodrzycki & Son Masonry

5515 Briarcliif Dr



Mace's Masonry

1811 Townhall Rd W

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services

7250 Big Beaver Blvd
Beaver Falls

McGraw Home Improvements

PO Box 291
North East

Mine All Sell Painting and Home Restorations

19201 Us Hwy 6 & 19

Panko & Sons Construction

7071 US Hwy 6

Rapid Roofing


rauccis Remodeling

329 Ross st

Ron Chapman

PO Box 8873

Sooty George's Chim Sweep Chimney Service

12801 Hemlock Lane P.O. Box 32
Guys Mills

Stoves and Such, Inc.

5509 West Ridge Rd

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