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"I had Best Chimeny out for a repair estimate. I had been quoted a lot of money from a different company and wanted a second opinion. My understanding from my initial" home inspection
me to believe the first estimate was off. Best came out and completed an inspection. I was informed that it was a few
repairs that would be needed and the price was about $1500 cheaper than the other company that want me to put in a whole new fire box and chimney stack. I have not contracted the work out yet but the inspector was professional and nice. I will surly use them when I am ready for the work to be done.

-Jonathan H.

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"The first week of November 2014 I called
to fix a pilot light on our fireplace that would not come on. They scheduled a visit two weeks later" on 11/21. They came and verified the problem. They got the pilot to light, but it was too weak a flame to stay lit. They said I needed a new valve assembly. They charged me $149 for the visit and $195 for the valve IN ADVANCE for a total of $371. They said they would call when the valve came in and install it. They hadn't called in the second week of December so I called to see what the status was. To make a long story short I called five times to try to see what was going on. Finally I talked to a lady and told her I needed to get the fireplace fixed and we needed to get me a refund or something so I could get on with the repair. She agreed to check into it and found out the part supplier had sent her an email asking a question back in November and she had not caught it. ( She was very apologetic, but now it was mid January) So I gave her the serial numbers and repair part numbers again ( the same info I gave the first technician) and she said she would call when the part came in. Sure enough in about a week the part came in, they scheduled a visit a week later, and came back 1/28/2015. To make a long story short they installed the valve and the pilot light still had too small a flame to function. At this point it had taken about 11-12 weeks, I was out $371 including the cost of the part in advance, and they had achieved nothing and I was without my fireplace for most of the winter. The tech finally repeatedly turned the pilot on and off until he got something close to a full light and I let him go but I am sure the next time I turn it off for the summer it will not light properly. This is the appliance service call from h***, it is what every home owner dreads when they need to get something fixed.

-Dave M.

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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.

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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 Brinnon

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When
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came in my house she immediately smelled gas, The fireplace was not on and nothing cooking on my gas
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. She followed the odor, which I could not smell, and found a spot in my basement where the smell was concentrated. She had me call Baystate Gas Co. and they were at my home in 10 minutes. Checking my house, they found a gas leak due to corrosion of a pipe near my hot water heater. My gas service was shut off. If
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had not been noticed this there could have been an explosion with my family in the house. None of us could smell the gas. On
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's first visit to my house to service my gas fireplace in 2011 she cleaned my entire insert and the fireplace which had mice droppings. We went in the basement to see if we could find where the mice were getting into the back of the fireplace. She plugged the spot that was the access point and while in the basement noticed some oil on the floor below my oil tank. She pointed out that there seemed to be a leak in the tank so I called my oil company and sure enough I had a leak but was able to get it taken care of before a catastrophe occurred.
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and her assistant are so knowledgeable about fireplaces, chimneys and the workings of stoves, gas or
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, that I would never use anyone else to service mine. She is always willing to answer questions if I call her and she explains things so you can understand the. She is amazing!
- Brenda H.
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The technicians arrived on time and worked efficiently. The work appears to be excellent and there were no problems.
- Walter T.
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I feel that the gentleman who inspected my chimney was honest, knowledgeable, and professional. I would not hesitate to use this company again in the future.
- Susan Y.
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When he came, he looked right at my chimney and was very honest. He said when the house was built in 2009, the standards were not as exact for gas and smoke escaping from the chimney as they are now. I had a gas fireplace. He let me know that the builders had done just the minimum and my chimney was safe but not totally safe. He wanted to make sure there were no birds caught in there. He let me know things were a little rusty and I should have it rebuilt in order for it to be really safe. If my chimney were inspected then, it would not pass. There honesty was absolutely amazing. In the end, I hired them to replace the parts of my chimney at the very top in order to keep it safe. I paid half before the work started and the other half after they had finished. When they called, they made sure they could come if I wasn't here. I just like the way they ran their business. In the end, it took him about an hour and a half to finish the job. They belong to the BBB, the National Fireplace Institute and are also a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. He didn't even charge me for my initial inspection which would normally cost $79.00.
- BARBARA W.
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Went well. Work was quick and efficient. Team was careful not to make or leave a mess. Overall a good experience.

- Leigh J.
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Wow, wow, wow! I am not easily impressed when it comes to customer service, but I am fully impressed! From our exchanges in Angie's List, I could tell scheduling would be easy. The office staff member scheduled a day that worked well for me and was able to give me an exact appointment time - not some stupid window I would have to wait around for. The crew was right on time - even a few minutes early - and waited for me to pull in the driveway before they did (I hate when work vehicles block the driveway for lunchtime appointments because then I have to park on the street - so I really appreciated that they waited for me to invite them into the driveway).
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were fantastic! They were very friendly and put on booties while in the home so they didn't make a mess on the floor. They did a very quiet and thorough inspection and cleaned off the gas logs. They put tarps down to protect my home from any mess and left the place spotless.
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are so enthusiastic about the work they do and it put a smile on my face. They were thrilled to give my fireplace a clean bill of health and tell me no additional work was needed to make it safe or operational. Since I'm certainly not going to stick my head in a chimney or know what I'm looking at, it would be easy for a company to lie and have me hire them for a "necessary repair", but they were actually quite pleased with the quality of the fireplace and didn't try to sell me anything or get me to add on a service. They walked me through the use of the fireplace and answered all of my questions. They were very conscious of both the aesthetic aspect and safety aspect and I appreciated that very much. I got to pay with a credit card on the spot (no annoying bill to get later) and they sent me photos of the inspection. The appointment took exactly one hour - just as they'd promised. I could not have asked for anything more from this company!
- William G.
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I had Integrity do some much needed work last fall which included a cleaning, a new liner and a new connector and flu at my furnace. They also replaced missing bricks/mortar and installed a new chimney cap. They did an excellent job at a reasonable price; returned all my calls and showed up at the agreed upon time. And to my amazement; it only took them a few hours to complete all these tasks.


- Frank P.
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They were very efficient, knowledeable, informative and very professional. I would highly recommend their services to others and plan on using them to finish my chimney repairs.
- Anna W.

All Chimney Repair Services in Brinnon, WA

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2FL Windows & Siding

10605 SE 240th St
Kent

A MAGIC WAND

Seattle

A Better Roofing Company

4126 AIRPORT WAY S
Seattle

All Star Chimneys Inc

20621 Calhoun Rd Apt 6
Monroe

Artisan Masonry

82 Mediterranean Ave
Port Townsend

Ascend Restoration Services Inc

13820 179th Ave SE
Monroe

Black Horse Masonry LLC

900 Meridian E
Milton

Budget Construction

17719 Pacific Ave South #444
Spanaway

Chermak Construction Inc

655 Edmonds Way
Edmonds

Chet's Roofing & Construction

26301 79th Ave S
Kent

CHIMCARE LLC

1980 Willamette Falls Dr

Construction Expeditors

16915 SE 272nd
Kent

Craftsman Masonry

PO Box 1175
Fall City

Custom Hearth

3301 W Hwy 16
Port Orchard

CWB Construction, LLC

PO Box 240
Renton

ENDURANCE Stone Contractor Inc

22704 92nd Ave W
Edmonds

Excel Chimney & Fireplace Service

5233 Kirkwood Pl N
Seattle

FIRST CHOICE CONTRACTING INC

PO Box 1422
Snohomish

Guardian Roofing

417 99th St E
Tacoma

Hoepfner Masonry

12520 Waddell Creek Ct SW
Olympia

Honorable Mention Construction

45119 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw

JAKE RICHARDS CUSTOM HOMES

8554 122ND AVE NE
Kirkland

JOE MYERS CONSTRUCTION

4418 128TH PL SE
Everett

Just N Time Construction LLC

6642 S 193rd Pl Suite N101
Kent

Masonry Restoration Specialties

2632 S 123rd St
Seattle

MBH Master Builder, LLC

1415 2nd Ave
Seattle

NORTHWEST CHIMNEY SERVICE INC

8090 State Hwy 3
Port Orchard

Northwest Hearth & Home

2521 4th Ave E
Olympia

Northwest Stoneworks Inc.

6824 20th ave ne
Seattle

Olympic Stove & Spas, Inc.

24202 N. US HWY 101
Hoodsport

Rainier Roof Restoration

PO Box 65966
University Place

RBoyd Professional Services

24003 Fisk RD E
Orting

Roberts Rapid Roofing

2809 232nd St SE
Bothell

RW Handyman

5033 17th Ave. NE
Seattle

Seahawk Remodeling LLC

11108 17Th Ct W
Everett

Shenandoah Company

29641 196th Ave SE
Kent

Specialty Insulation NW LLC

13131 NE 124th St
Kirkland

Stark Construction Inc

218 Main St
Kirkland

T-Jack Construction, LLC

PO Box 886
Auburn

The Wall Doctor, Inc.

1618 130th Ave NE
Bellevue

VanCleave Homes

@gmail
Tacoma

Washington State Kitchen & Bath

12601 NE Woodinville Dr
Woodinville

West Coast Masonry

8721 Shadowood Dr
Everett
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