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"We needed the chimney cleaned. We also have a new leak coming from the chimney on our second floor. We set up an appointment and they came today to do the work." They were on time, careful to cover things up, and cleaned everything before they left. Very professional job. Because of the snow they could not get up to see what was causing the leak from the chimney. We made an appointment for them to return in March to do that. I am not sure if we will use them to complete the repair. They attempted to sell us a stainless steel liner for our fireplace at a cost of $5,000. If the chimney repair is anything like price that we'll have to get several more bids. We have no interest in lining the chimney. We have a gas fireplace and there's no need for that.


"We renovated our house and needed a good amount of masonry work done. We were replacing 1 wall of brick with natural stone, repairing around a new window &" door as well as
pointing several cracks in the mortar throughout the house. I asked
for an estimate after getting 2 estimates that varied greatly in price (one was over $16k). He came out quickly and his bid was in the same range as the other bid and he was able to start the work the following week (which fit into our tight time frame). When it came to selecting the natural stone, he was familiar with the 2 stones we had selected to mix and offered a recommendation to not mix the stone and just use the one for a variety of reasons. The resulting stone is a great match for the house and we are extremely happy with how it looks. His crew was out and did a great job and kept the yard clean each day (cleaner than some of the "interior" contractors did). They worked quickly and did a great job.

-Traci P.

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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.

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.




***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 Knoxville


I decided to purchase the Big deal for a chimney sweep that
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& Chimney Repair had available, and boy am I glad that I did!
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arrived on time, was very professional and personable.
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did an amazing job of cleaning my chimney and left no mess after the job was done.
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did do a safety inspection and showed me photographs and reviewed additional repairs that were needed. I would definitely recommend
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& Chimney Repair and use them again for future repairs. If you are looking for an honest, professional chimney sweep, look no further!
- Carrie W.

Excellent job, arrived within 30 minutes of the original phone call, awesome!~
was detail and professional~
- Azad A.

They did a very nice job. My fireplace looked like new. I had some trouble with the pilot light and now it works really well. They were very prompt. I have had them out since then to replace a chimney cap. I will use them again.
- Kathleen W.

Very neatly, all in professional manner - workers went right to work - no loafing. Foreman polite and instructive - anxious to explain process. Very pleased with job done.
- Donald C.

Overall the job went very well.
The estimator was on time and thorough. He also did the work once the new cap was available.
Amber, the office manager, worked with me to understand the type of cap we needed and I even visited the office to see a visual in person so I would have an idea of how the house would look with it installed. She was absolutely terrific all the way through.
The install and firebrick work went well. My chimney is tall and hard to reach, even from the roof, so leveling the cap required a longer ladder. They sent someone out 3 days later to do the final orientation and it looks great!
As a favor to me, when the installer wire brushed moss off the top of the chimney he added a moss treatment I provided to thoroughly
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This is the second time I have used the company and I will use them again.


Needed a new liner. Superior made sure I had pictures of every step of the way particularly nice because of roof location. Neat and informative.
- nancy B.

We bought this service through a deal on Angie's List on a Thursday evening. By Friday midday, we had already scheduled the service for Saturday morning. They were on-time, very professional, and efficient. I would highly recommend them.
- Collin S.

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was efficient, professional and thorough. they did a fantastic job explaining things and did not try to up sell us.

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8419 old maynardville pke

A1 Concrete Leveling/Foundation Repair Knoxville

5450 HWY 321 N Suite 2
Lenoir City

ab card construction co .

9853 east emory road

ACC Construction LLC

PO Box 10409

Acclaim Contracting LLC

14000 Spring Forest Ct

Adams Roofing Company, LLC

249 Bateman Ln

Advance Roofing

6405 Rutledge Pike

Advanced Fireplace Technicians

702 South Gay St

Allied Services Unlimited

7929 Rhyne Lane

Allstar Chimney Sweep

1464 Circle Drive

American Roofing Services,Inc.

5718 Copperleaf Dr

Amron Gutter Cleaning

PO Box 31496

Bailey's Contracting Service

115 Fisher St

Beeler Construction


Black Bear Chimney Sweep

2624 Dellwood Dr

Bone Dry Roofing, Inc. - Nashville

1415 Robinson Rd
Old Hickory

Brian King Roofing Inc

2021 E Union Valley Rd

Brogdon Roofing Inc

108 Meco Ln
Oak Ridge

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln

Chimney Doctor

151 JM White Ln



Cochran Exteriors LLC

6330 E 75th St

Complete Roofing Systems Inc

3025 Holly Springs Pkwy

Custom Renovations Co

PO Box 5228

E R Roofing Co

4790 Mid County Ct

East Tennessee Building Contractors, LLC

2430 Chimney Rock Lane

Ferry Construction Services LLC

3286 Northpark Blvd

Fireside Essentials

3544 Neal Dr

Fixations Home Repair & Remodeling

1819 Clingman View Dr

George Mooers Construction

9118 Lullaby Lane
Oak Ridge

Gooddeal Roofing

8713 Kildare Dr

Green River LLC

P.O. Box 52085

Guardian Chimney Cleaning

109 E Jackson Ave

House Services LLC

4544 Larkhill Ln

IDI Construction

1205 Sparwood Ln

Integrity 1st Roofing

3675 Hauck Road

Integrity Exteriors, LLC

4856 Creek Rock Ln

Jess's Handyman Service

1229 Everett Rd

Knox Roofing

8709 Olde Colony Trail


6538 Chapman Hwy



Les Enterprises

3353 Mutton Hollow Rd

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Liberty General Construction

1955 Holston River Dr

McCreary Contracting Inc.

2305 Robinson Rd.

MidSouth Construction LLC

1619 Elm Hill Pike

Model Construction & Supply Co

PO Box 11093, 3045 Sutherland Ave


115 dexter

Petra Roofing Co LLC

17338 N MAY AVE

Professional Chimney Sweeps

Lake City

Quality Roofing & Remodeling

5620 S Briscoe Cir

R & R Handyman

203 Lee Rd


7671 S Northshore Dr



RDJ Construction, LLC

5722 Urban Way

Reagan Design and Construction

PO Box 5505

Reigo Building Improvement

PO Box 24335


P. O. Box 5358
Oak Ridge


538 Kashmir Way

schwingels shingels

10240chapman hwy.

Sequoia Shingles

8214 Aspen Dr

Sequoyah Masonry Corp

321 Chesterfield Ln

Shankles Construction

1705 White Pne Cir

Sid Kemp Construction LLC

232 Ivy Gate Ln

Stancell Construction

10921 Sallings Rd

Tennessee Contracting Services Inc

127C Powell Dr

The Gas Connection, Inc.

11975 Colmans Way

Unique Construction Services

111 Center Park Drive #130

Universal Builders of America Inc

700 Inverness Avenue Suite 304A

Universal Construction of TN, LLC

P.O. Box 26151

Vanderpool Roofing & Construction

3216 Memorial Blvd

Westbrook Repair

8609 Rushbrook Dr

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