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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 Hershey

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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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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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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 Hershey, PA

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A N AB Meyer Co

135 Abbeyville Rd
Pittsburgh

A+ Masonry Restorations LLC

237 E Ross St
Lancaster

Above The Peak Chimney Services

894 hidden hollow drive

ADP Masonry Restoration

810 Hummel Ave
Lemoyne

Allen Building Systems, Inc.

5698 Gingrich Road
Hershey

Allied Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

340 Pleasant View Rd
New Cumberland

Anderson's Chimney Sweeps Inc

207 Walnut Alley
New Cumberland

Austin's Remodeling

10 Shirley Lane
Lititz

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave
Harrisburg

Bakers Fire Water Mold Restoration

301 N red school Road
Morgantown

Battlefield Hearth & Solar

2031 York Rd
Gettysburg

Brookline Builders Inc

1630 Millersville Pike
Lancaster

BRUBAKER BROTHERS

2001 SHEAFFER RD
Elizabethtown

Bulloch Contracting

100 Coventry Cross Rd
Mount Wolf

Burkholder Home Repair

P.O. Box 2301
Martindale

C & V Slate & Copper

18 Earl Ln
Lititz

CHIMNEY SWEEP SYSTEMS INC

PO BOX 1067
Carlisle

COLDSMITH ROOFING INC

Rear 134 E. Water St.
Gettysburg

Colonial Custom Building and Design

4324 Plymouth Street
Harrisburg

Commonwealth Chimney Sweeps

6059 Allentown Blvd
Harrisburg

Cornerstone Construction, LLC

122 E Queen Street, Suite 1
Chambersburg

Deitzel Brothers

1325 N West St
Carlisle

DePalma Construction Inc

29 Tannery Rd
Dillsburg

DWH Masonry Services

3271 Trinity Rd
Harrisburg

ELLIS WILDLIFE PEST CONTROL

1455 CONEWAGO CREEK RD
Manchester

Encore Roofing LLC

2566 Keystone Wy
Newport

Erik's Clean Sweep

Elizabethtown

Evans Quality Roofing Inc

110 Melissa Court
Littlestown

Ferrees Maintenance & Repair

30 Windsor Acres
Windsor

Five Star Contracting llc.

3825 Bonnymeade Circle
Harrisburg

Four Phase Construction

274 Hillcrest Road
Camp Hill

Gangloff Roofing Inc

5165 Lincoln Hwy W
Thomasville

Gary Kohler Handyman Svc

1106 Briarcliff Rd
Middletown

General Contractors

3485 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg

Gutter One Construction Services LLC

3631 Middleboro Rd
Dover

handyman specialist

292 n muddycreek rd

Heinly III Masonry LLC

275 Cumberland Parkway
Mechanicsburg

HOME ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2600 LITITZ PIKE
Lancaster

Home Remedies Inc.

428 N. George Street
York

I.N.H. Home Improvements

1742 Filbert Street
York

iFoam Roofing & Insulation Spray Foam

1630 MANHEIM PIKE
Lancaster

Imes Construction LLC

8980 Carlisle Rd
Wellsville

J & J HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1528 DEVERS RD
York

J D Slaugh Home Improvements

Saint joseph street
Lancaster

J&K Home Improvements

952 Church St.
Mount Joy

James Robert Development Corp.

930 Red Rose Ct
Lancaster

JOHN K GARVEY MASONRY / Restoration

17 Clayton Ave
Lancaster

Joyland Roofing LLC

2348 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster

LANCASTER SEAMLESS GUTTERS

1180 Sheep Hill Rd
New Holland

M&M Restoration

Harrisburg

Mabius Masonry

7 Barrick dr
Duncannon

Madrigale Masonry LLC

602 El Hatco Drive
Temple

MICHAEL HOON

25 KING DR
Carlisle

morret construction

2 albert lane

Mr Fix It Network

3000 Greenwood St
Harrisburg

Pawling Masonry Inc

1299 Kinderhook Rd
Columbia

Premier Siding & Roofing

2457 Perkiomen Ave
Reading

Property Service

116 reo ave
Lancaster

R D Hackman & Sons

360 W Bainbridge St
Elizabethtown

R E Kuba Construction Inc

228 S Richland Ave
York

RANDY A BRADY MASONRY

2800 BLACK ROCK RD
Hanover

Randy Inch Masonry

16 Coon Creek Rd
Palmyra

Romasco Masonry

Morgantown

Roof Right Inc

1621 Hanover Pike

Scott Danner Home Improvements

21 Kim Acres Dr.
Mechanicsburg

Scott Roofing

720 Rowe Ln
Harrisburg

Smith Exteriors

505 Carol St
New Cumberland

Stewart Home Improvement

108 F N Reading Rd
Ephrata

Stone Artisans

203 Burd Coleman Rd
Lebanon

T&T MASONRY

225 WEST STATE STREET
Quarryville

T&T Masonry and Designs

266 Loop Rd
Quarryville

tate services

Lancaster

Tharp Masonry Restoration

1300 Fern Rd
Harrisburg

The Village Green

420 W. Grant St.
Lancaster

Theodore Z Myers

445 N Walnut St
Dallastown

Tyson's Landscaping & Maintenance

10919 Oak Ridge Ave
Red Lion

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

2221 Sycamore St
Harrisburg

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

340 W Roseville Rd
Lancaster

Western Reserve Exteriors

516 E. Lancaster
Downingtown

Winblood Construction

422 7th St # 1
New Cumberland

winblood construction

422 7th St # 1
New Cumberland

Your Chimney Sweep

PO Box 479
Mechanicsburg

Zimmerman Exteriors Inc

2 Echo Valley Dr
Ephrata

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