Irwin Chimney Repair Services

in Irwin, PA

136
Chimney Repair Services are
in Irwin

47
Chimney Repair Services in Irwin
are top rated

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Tres S.
"I called
in the morning about the job and he asked "can I come do it in a couple of hours?" which I was thrilled with. He and his son
" Jr came and within a couple of hours had everything done. He had two of the exact type of chimney caps I needed on his truck. They were both super friendly and we had a great conversation and he even helped me look at a few other issues with the house I was concerned about. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.
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Phil M.
"It was great. He showed up on time and got done very quickly. He was very informative.He didn't vacuum out the mess from the chimney when he was done. I don't know if he was" supposed to or not and it wasn't a huge deal but that would have been nice.
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Rated by
Mark L.
"I bought a $99.00 coupon through Angie's List, within a couple of days they called to set up the appointment for my chimney cleaning and inspection. The day of service they came" in and explained what they were going to do, they covered the fireplace and began cleaning. While one of them was cleaning from the inside, the other went out onto the roof and inspected the outside of the chimney as well as the other vents. Once they finished they showed me the before and after pictures, as well as pictures from the roof. They found a couple of spots that needed to be fixed, but they left me with the quote without trying to be to salesy.

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Chimneys

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.

Photo by John Griffin
John Pilger of the highly rated Chief Chimney Services in Smithtown, N.Y., says shady chimney companies target homeowners in his area.

How to avoid chimney repair scams

These scams lure homeowners via phone solicitations, door-to-door sales pitches or ads offering too-good-to-be-true prices.

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Chimney sweep and fireplace inspection, cleaning
Chimney Sweep, Chimney Repair

Regular chimney inspection and cleaning helps prevent fires from creosote buildup and saves money on repairs. Here’s a look at what’s involved and the costs.

A chimney inspection covers every part of the structure, interior and exterior. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member David G. of Portland, Oregon)
Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep

Chimneys, fireplaces and vents need to be inspected at least once per year. Even an unused chimney needs to be checked for possible animal nests or damage.

The exposed portion of your chimney receives more weather abuse than any other masonry on a building, says Bard. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jane L. of Philadelphia)
Chimney Repair

By paying yearly attention to your chimney crown to catch issues early, you can save yourself costly chimney repairs and extend the life of your chimney.

Angie's Answers

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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 Irwin

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Very responsive when called and said they would make this job a priority as it was an emergency call due to carbon monoxide leak. When they found out they could not get part to complete job on a Saturday, they suggested I try to find another service provider so I could have heat and hot water before Monday. I called several other chimney sweeps and one company said they could not schedule an appt for me until 3 weeks from now. Another company wanted to charge me $150 service call because it was the weekend. I waited for
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to complete work on the Monday.
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was prompt, courteous and explained everything. He did a great job and even took the time to inspect my fireplace chimney/valve/gas as home inspector said there was a gas leak and valve to fireplace didn't work.
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looked at it and there were no gas leaks or valve problems. From now on, I will only use
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for my chimney needs.
- Karleen T.
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Good luck.Provider made an appointment with me to survey my roof and give me a cost estimate for a fireplace chimney flashing repair. I took time off from work, and waited and waited. He never showed up and never called me. I called several times, and just got his voice mail. Never heard from him again. Good luck.
- Jerry A.
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I used
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4 years ago when
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still owned it. The new owner was just as professional, prompt and easy to work with as
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was. I had the chimney cleaned and two stainless steel chimney caps installed for around $375.00. I was so pleased with the job that I have already referred a coworker to use them for some caps he needs. I should add that I'm pretty particular about contractors and I am difficult to please. I don't recommend contractors lightly; they have to earn my referrals.
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definitely did.


- Lynn S.
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The inspection for cleaning indicated the chimney did not need to be cleaned. the estimate for installing a cap was in line with what we expected and
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applied the Angie's List special deal price as a credit towards the cap installation.
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recommended we have the chimney repointed before installing the cap and suggested several local masons who do that kind of work.
- Gene L.
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They were great in every way. Really professional, quick service. Would highly recommend them and will use them again for any brick works that needs done.
- Barbara S.
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They cleaned the chimney, which from our house inspection (just moved in a month ago), we knew was very dirty. They showed us pictures before and after looking down the chimney. The operation/condition of the damper and fireplace screen was checked out along with the condition of the mortar joints and chimney 'crown' I think he called it (the mortar cap on top of the chimney). Suggestions were given to future repairs (the fireplace screen is in poor shape and doesn't work well for example).
- Michael H.
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was great! He listened to me and my concerns. They showed up when he said they would and finished on schedule.
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was on site participating and inspected all the work at the end. He and his crew were professional and polite at all times.
I knew the roof was in poor shape. I was not surprised when
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showed me the problems they ran into and explained what needed to be done to repair the roof correctly. Afterwards, he explained to me the details of what they had done to make sure the roof and flashings will last. He did not gloss over problems or cut corners like the last contractor. Nor did he surprise me with lots of unexpected costs.
He took the initiative to take extra steps to make sure my roof will be problem free for many years to come, as if it were his own roof. It is truly a beautiful "Cadillac" roof now, at a reasonable cost. I will be able to relax during the next storm.
He was not the cheapest bid, but I am confident in the work he did, the quality of the roof and repairs, and his integrity as a businessman.
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will still here doing great work long after the "bargain" companies have vanished.
- Rosemary G.

All Chimney Repair Services in Irwin, PA

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A Capital chimney

6694 State Route 30
Jeannette

A D S Roofing and Home Improvements

1926 Westmont Ave
Pittsburgh

A-Z Stone Works

3825 Rebecca Street
Pittsburgh

ABSOLUTE CHIMNEY RESTORATION

5834 HOLSING ST
Mckeesport

ADJAL ROOFING LLC

308 DUNBAR DRIVE
Pittsburgh

Affordable Chimney Sweep

1772 Saxonburg Blvd
Tarentum

AFFORDABLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

425 Jefferson Ave
Beaver

Allegheny Brick Pointing & Masonry Services

955 S Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh

AMERICAN CONTRACTING COMPANY INC

900 FREDERICKA DR
Pittsburgh

American Home Specialists

13221 Mockingbird ln

American Restoration Services

22 Rutgers Rd
Pittsburgh

Anderson Chimneys Fireplaces Masonry

339 Meade Street
Wilkinsburg

Angelos Painting

416 Houston St
Washington

Banko & Son Remodeling, LLC

600 E. Francis Ave.
Connellsville

Bauer Residential LLC

290 Highvue Cir
Wexford

BAYSIDE EXTERIORS

32295 Nassau Rd

BILL SPELL HOME IMPROVEMENT

1129 KARL AVE
Duquesne

Black Knight Chimney, Inc.

116 Black Knight Ln
Evans City

Black Knight Energy Inc

116 Black Knight Ln
Evans City

Bodenlos Masonry, Inc.

832 Venango Ave
Pittsburgh

Bradley's Roofing

1315 - 4th Avenue
New Brighton

Brian Griggle Exteriors

7905 Saltsburg Rd
Plum

Brian Renne Masonry LLC

300 Ridge Church Rd
Amity

Burns & Scalo Roofing Co Inc

22 Rutgers Rd
Pittsburgh

C & C Home Remodeling

2917 Bethel Church Rd
Bethel Park

Caputo Construction

3000 Clay Pike
Rillton

Carmello Construction LLC

1017 3rd St
Monessen

CENTURY INTERIORS INC

421 ALMAR DR
Pittsburgh

Chris Jackson's Contracting

1575 Vermont Ave
Mckeesport

Chuba Heating & Remodeling Inc

922 E 8th Ave
Homestead

COLAIZZI CONSTRUCTION

4894 Young Dr
Pittsburgh

COMFORT LIVING FIREPLACES INC

8150 OHIO RIVER BLVD
Pittsburgh

Costa Custom Builders, LLC

7711 Kifer Lane
Irwin

Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh

1647 Butler Plank Rd.
Glenshaw

D & G CHIMNEY SWEEPS

3149 LANDIS ST
Pittsburgh

DAN THE HANDYMAN

919 RANDOLPH AVE.
East Butler

DBR Construction

2764 E Pinconning Rd

DENNIS REMODELING

307 Joseph St
Pittsburgh

Diamond Duct

201 Penn Center Blvd
Pittsburgh

Diamond Duct

201 Penn Center Boulevard Suite 400
Pittsburgh

Door Pro

1540 petunia street
Pittsburgh

Elite Contracting

165 carnegie ave.

Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations Inc

2319 1/2 Patterson Ave
Pittsburgh

FAZIO HEATING & COOLING

800 WILKINS AVE
Pittsburgh

Firedex of Pittsburgh

4030 William Flynn Hwy
Allison Park

Fishbro Contracting

302 Crescent Drive
Pittsburgh

FISHER MASONRY CONTRACTING INC

103 W HUTCHINSON AVE
Pittsburgh

Fred Aul Contracting

3541 Ridgewood Dr.
Pittsburgh

George Unger Remodeling

1861 FALLOWFIELD AVE
Pittsburgh

Gorman painting

764 waltz mill rd
Ruffs Dale

Gott's Contracting inc.

11630 North St
Irwin

HAMLERS MODERN MAINTENANCE

862 Monteiro Street

HENKEL CONTRACTING

341 Carpenter Lane
North Huntingdon

HomePride Chimney & Contracting

1531 Ridge Ave.
Braddock

Hoolahan Roofing & Remodeling Company Inc

424 Greenfield Ave
Pittsburgh

HOWELL CRAFT INC

591 SIMPSON HOWELL RD
Elizabeth

Hunt Masonry

314 Estate Lane
Butler

Iron City Mechanical LLC.

703 Monaca Rd
Aliquippa

J. McGrew Incorporated Contractors

70 Redds Mill Road
Charleroi

James A. Plovic

183 Richmore Dr
Verona

James Brandon Construction

1305 Hilda Ave
East Mc Keesport

John Morgan Contracting

203 Comet Court
Johnstown

John Siters Jr. Construction

629 Boggs Ave.
Pittsburgh

JOHNSTON'S CHIMNEY SWEEP

139 MANOR DR
West Newton

K.O. Roofing and Sheet Metal

102 Bridge St
Leechburg

Kaiser Construction

1133 Lantz Rd
Avonmore

Keenan's Handyman Service

583 Steel Ave
Hannastown

LANSBERRY MASONRY CORP

MCDEVITT ROAD
Sewickley

LEGACY REMODELING INC

3090 W LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

Likar Roofing Co Inc

644 Third Str Rear
North Versailles

Lloyd Anthony Construction Inc.

3125 Willett Rd
Pittsburgh

MAR-LANE EXTERIORS

3112 Siler Drive
Finleyville

MARIANI & RICHARDS INC

2800 LIBRARY RD
Pittsburgh

Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services

7250 Big Beaver Blvd
Beaver Falls

MAZZANT PAINTING

617 17TH ST
Beaver Falls

McNemar Handyman Services

70 Forest Grove rd

Meli Plastering, LLC

345 Unity Center Rd
Pittsburgh

Minnick Home Solutions, LLC

409 Beatty Road
Monroeville

Morow's Masonry Restoration

715 Lower Drennen Rd
New Kensington

NATIONAL SURFACE CLEANING CORP

2133 MILLIGAN AVE
Pittsburgh

New Castle Restoration & Masonry Repairs

712 Court Street
New Castle

Nick Hudak Construction

1044 Windermere Dr
Pittsburgh

NICKOS CHIMNEY CO

4097 Rt 30
Latrobe

O'ROURKE ROOFING

1112 WINGATE ST
Pittsburgh

P.A.R.C. Exteriors

3984 Brentwood Road
Pittsburgh

Paff Contractors LLC

470 Teece Ave
Pittsburgh

Patrick Masonry

13070 veronica lane
Irwin

PATTERSON CONSTRUCTION

1698 Lincoln St
New Kensington

Paul Barbieri Stone and Garden

1014 Chislett St
Pittsburgh

PAUL BOOTS & SONS HEATING & ROOFING

108 HILLTOP DR
Ellwood City

Paul Ledonne

234 Patton Dr
Coraopolis

Perry Masonry

695 Park Ave
Pittsburgh

RenovateRite, Inc.

Saltsburg Rd.
Pittsburgh

RICKJOHN INC

4920 Harrison St
Pittsburgh

RM Contracting

1582 Redbarn Ln
Normalville

RMS Contractors LLC

218 Vine St
Connellsville

Rogo's Handyman Service LLC

Rt 66 & Rt 380
Apollo

ROOF REPAIR EXPERTS pa11877

1600 skyline dr
Pittsburgh

ROOM 2 ROOM RENOVATIONS/ DEKS REMODELING

2601 Golden Mile Hwy.
Pittsburgh

RUSAK GZESH & ASSOCIATES INC

646 MEMORIAL DR
New Kensington

S & S ROOFING

26734 Peach St

Scott Construction

458 Wendel Rd
Irwin

Shelton Masonry + Contracting

8012 Conemaugh St.
Pittsburgh

Shook Roofing Co.

623 Means Ave.
Pittsburgh

SIFFRINN MASONRY

1050 CLAY PIKE RD
Irwin

Slink's Masonry Inc

276 Murdocksvile Rd
Clinton

SM Improvements

470 Edgewood Rd.
North Versailles

Solid Concrete and Masonry

119 S Graham St
Pittsburgh

Spraguerelli Construction

10 Union Avenue
Pittsburgh

The Healey Company Inc

1234 Sarah St
Pittsburgh

Tri-State Development inc.

3706 5th Ave
North Versailles

Van Ness Construction

1092 State Rte 136
Belle Vernon

WELTE ROOFING

535 MCNEILLY RD
Pittsburgh

Western PA Slate Roofing

495 W Jamestown Rd
Greenville

wilhelm and harvey construction

514 Griffin St
Pittsburgh

WILLIAM FONG ROOFING

125 BUENA VISTA DR
Delmont

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