Manheim Chimney Repair Services

in Manheim, PA

91
Chimney Repair Services are
in Manheim

25
Chimney Repair Services in Manheim
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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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 Manheim

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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 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

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

152 South Hanover Street
Carlisle

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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