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time block. He caled ahead of time to tell me his arrival time. He put on boot covers so he would not track in dirt. He" offered to change out the filter on the air cleaner. I had the filter on hand.

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"We were not impressed with this service - they left a lot of soot and dirt both in the chimney and on the floor around the chimney. We had to use a shop vacuum" to clean up all the dirtiness that was left behind on our floor, and then had to mop after that. We just don't think they cleaned as thoroughly as we were
to believe they would. As for the inspection, it was fine and they did not try to upsell us or pressure us at all - one of the two things that they told us about we already knew we needed from our home inspection. The employees themselves were nice enough.

-Anita P.

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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)
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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.

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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 Manheim

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I joined Angie's List because I was searching for a mason to repair my chimney. Over the years, the bricks on my chimney were flaking away, and I thought it would be really hard to find a mason that would handle a small job like this. To my surprise, Angie's List had numerous companies from which I could chose! I picked three top-rated companies to quote, but settled on
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because of their fair quote, knowledgable staff, and professionalism. They scheduled a date for the repair, but due to good weather over the entire summer, they were able to bump-up my date by a few weeks (which was awesome!). I let them pick the bricks, and the match was great! And, they provided "before" pictures with the quote, as well as "after" pictures when the job was complete, which contributed to my confidence in their work.
- Sandra K.
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I called for a foundation inspection and to have some cracks repaired in my house. One guy came out, crawled under my house and seemed to do a thorough inspection including pictures of what he determined were faulty repairs from the previous contractor. After about two weeks, I finally get a written report indicating that the foundation expert was going to look at the pictures and get back to me. Fast forward a few more weeks. I contact try contacting the guy who did the initial inspection only to find out he is no longer with the company. I contact the foundation guy and he makes an appointment to come and do a re-inspection. Although he did come, he clearly was not comfortable coming to my neighborhood because it was during the time of the
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unrest and he did not want to be anywhere near Leimert Park. This was in November 2014 and in December I emailed him to see what his estimate was. He emailed me back, said he thought he had sent me a report, apologized and I never heard from him again. He did however mention that he did not think this was something that I could present to my insurance company. Maybe that is why he never got back to me besides the fact that he did not want to be in the
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/Leimert area. Needless to say, I am looking for someone else at this point and I will be sending this same scenario to Angie's List.
- Yvette T.
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was great to work with! We have very little experience with wood-burning fireplaces and wasn't sure what to expect when we decided to get our fireplace inspected and cleaned for the first time. It was great seeing the video of the chimney all the way to the top. He provided input as to what repairs were needed and what to prioritize as well as tips on how to use the fireplace. Great experience overall!
- Michael D.
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Knowledgeable in all cases and provide the best service and most reasonable quote. Good detail with picture and follow-up with emailing of pictures. Very professional and concerned with quality of work. Great appearance.
- John P.
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They never showed up, and never called. I called them and they had no idea who I was and weren't able to reschedule. The person I spoke to barely spoke english and said the people wouldn't even be back until Feb 4th. I want my money back. I took a day off work to have this done and I can't take another day off for them.
- Ellen B.
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is an excellent communicator, personable, kind, honest, and did excellent work. Upon reading multiple positive reviews about
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, I gave him a call and he came right over to give us a quote on repairing our fireplace and chimney. He got the necessary supplies ordered and once they were received, he called to set up a time to do the job. He takes pride in doing all of his own work rather than having a team to dispatch on jobs. This way he knows the job gets done right.
He took his time and seemed to do very careful, quality work. He is a self proclaimed dog lover and didn't mind our 3 dogs roaming around and especially the
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dog that wanted to
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in his work area. He gave out plenty of petting as well as a great fireplace repair.
Now we have a functioning fireplace and a damper, crown and caps to keep out the cold air, water, animals, and debris. We were extremely satisfied with the work
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did and would not hesitate to call him again and to recommend him to our friends and family. Thanks
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- Philip B.
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These guys were wonderful. The woman that schedules service is an absolute GEM. I would highly recommend this team.
- Dionne G.
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good technical expertise-
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, Good Advice resolving porblem with exisiting chimney, Good advice re new stone, mindful of my budget-
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, very polite. The office not so good.
- Michelle S.

All Chimney Repair Services in Manheim, PA

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A+ Masonry Restorations LLC

237 E Ross St
Lancaster

Above The Peak Chimney Services

894 hidden hollow drive

Allen Building Systems, Inc.

5698 Gingrich Road
Hershey

Allied Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

340 Pleasant View Rd
New Cumberland

Anderson's Chimney Sweeps Inc

601 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

Buckley's Chimney Service

260 Blank Rd
Narvon

Bulloch Contracting

100 Coventry Cross Rd
Mount Wolf

Burkholder Home Repair

P.O. Box 2301
Martindale

C & V Slate & Copper

18 Earl Ln
Lititz

C.E. Grove Property Consultant

1220 Wheatland Ave.
Lancaster

C.H. GREEN CONSTRUCTION

518 S MAIN ST
Red Lion

Capital Choice Home Repair & Remodel

1550 Williams Grove rd lot #146
Mechanicsburg

Century Spouting Co

2147 S Market St
Elizabethtown

CHICKIES CHIMNEYS & SWEEP

724 W LEXINGTON RD
Lititz

CHIMNEY SWEEP SYSTEMS INC

PO BOX 1067
Carlisle

Colonial Craftsman

Drexel Hill

Commonwealth Chimney Sweeps

6059 Allentown Blvd
Harrisburg

Cornerstone Construction, LLC

122 E Queen Street, Suite 1
Chambersburg

DWH Masonry Services

3271 Trinity Rd
Harrisburg

Erik's Clean Sweep

Elizabethtown

Evans Quality Roofing Inc.

20 Claystone Road
York

Ferree's Maintenance and Repair

30 Windsor Acres
Windsor

Four Phase Construction

274 Hillcrest Road
Camp Hill

Gangloff Roofing Inc

5165 Lincoln Hwy W
Thomasville

General Contractors

3485 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg

Gutter One Construction Services LLC

3631 Middleboro Rd
Dover

handyman specialist

292 n muddycreek rd

HOME ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2600 LITITZ PIKE
Lancaster

Home Remedies Inc.

428 N. George Street
York

iFoam Roofing & Insulation Spray Foam

1630 MANHEIM PIKE
Lancaster

Imes Construction LLC

8980 Carlisle Rd
Wellsville

Inside-Out Building & Remdlng

662 White Bear Rd
Birdsboro

J & J HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1528 DEVERS RD
York

J&K Home Improvements

952 Church St.
Mount Joy

James Robert Development Corp.

930 Red Rose Ct
Lancaster

JEFF JACKSON ROOFING & SIDING

3105 HONEY VALLEY RD.
Dallastown

JOHN K GARVEY MASONRY / Restoration

17 Clayton Ave
Lancaster

Joyland Roofing LLC

2348 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster

L&L Services

363 Beagle Road
Lebanon

LANCASTER SEAMLESS GUTTERS

1180 Sheep Hill Rd
New Holland

M&M Restoration

Harrisburg

Madrigale Masonry LLC

602 El Hatco Drive
Temple

McCarren Supply

50 N Spring Garden St
Carlisle

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

Property Service

116 reo ave
Lancaster

R D Hackman & Sons

360 W Bainbridge St
Elizabethtown

RANDY A BRADY MASONRY

2800 BLACK ROCK RD
Hanover

RANDY INCH MASONRY

16 COON CREEK RD
Palmyra

Smith Exteriors

505 Carol St
New Cumberland

Stone Artisans

203 Burd Coleman Rd
Lebanon

T&T MASONRY

225 WEST STATE STREET
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

201 W Roseville Rd
Lancaster

Western Reserve Exteriors

516 E. Lancaster
Downingtown

Winblood Construction

14 Pine St
Harrisburg

winblood construction

14 Pine St
Harrisburg

Zimmerman Exteriors Inc

2 Echo Valley Dr
Ephrata

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