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"They did an excellent job. They also inspected the chimney and told me that I may need to have a lining put in eventually as a few of the tiles were coming loose." I appreciated that I didn't feel pressured to upgrade to more expensive services. They let me know that it could hold for years to come or if I wanted to be more proactive I could replace the tiles now.

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-Ronald P.

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How to Avoid Chimney Repair Scams

Scams lure homeowners via solicitations, door-to-door sales pitches and ads offering too-good-to-be-true prices.

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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.

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Here are the basic components of a chimney. Be sure to ask your contractor for details about any special consideration in your chimney's setup.

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Fireplaces, Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep

Industry experts recommend an annual inspection and cleaning as needed, generally every year or two depending on how much use the fireplace gets.

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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 Burlington

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What we didn't find out until a few months ago when we were getting our air ducts and dryer vent cleaned was that we couldn't have the dryer vent cleaned because it was not compliant. We also found out that when
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installed the dryer vent, they cut holes in 2 of the floor joists and looped the flexible tubing from the dryer to the external vent. We found out that the flexible tubing is not compliant or up to code. We ended up contacting a structural engineer as we had some seals on our windows pop and door not closing.
- MARY ANN K.
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Work was performed quickly and with professionalism. The patched wall was an additional service asked for and well doe. I would (will) Definitely use them again.
- Charles K.
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When we bought our house last year, we knew that the chimney would need to be fixed sooner than later. After reviewing numerous companies on Angie's List and talking with our neighbors, we contacted
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via the $110 cleaning/inspection combo. We were able to get an appointment a few days after the initial email. Upon arriving, the two-man crew immediately noted the external issues with the chimney- the top 20 rows of mortar needed to be completely redone and some bricks replaced, in addition to replacing and making watertight the top of the flue (they provided us with pictures of everything, walking us through what needed to be done). They also did a thorough job cleaning and examining the internal parts of the chimney. To their credit, they said that the liner was in great shape (saved us $1900), but the original damper from 1940 had gotten corroded and would need to be replaced/updated. After thoroughly cleaning the chimney and putting in a new damper, we quickly set a date for the next crew to come and do the external work. Two weeks later, the next crew showed up with scaffolding and did all repairs without any issues. After 5 hours of work, it looked like a new chimney! Thank you
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for all of your hard work and responsiveness. We look forward to finally being able to use our fireplace for years to come!
- Drew F.
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I purchased their $99 coupon for Chimney work and I could never get in contact with the company. By email or phone. The last time I called the mailbox on the phone was completely full. Very unhappy with this company and will never use them again.
- Sylvia B.
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did a wonderful job matching brick and removing uneven brick shelves from the fireplace. He repaired loose brick on the outside and waterproofed a chimney. While on the roof he noticed another problem and took a picture so I could see what needed fixing. I will be using him again.
- Sandra R.
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This was a great company to work with and they did a very thorough job. They gave me suggestions on what to do in future years in my new home and some fixes we could make. The owner was an honest and very nice man. I will definitely use them again.
- Kelsey M.
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It went as planned. very good and professional crew. No issues with the installation.
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explained everything ahead of time. They came at the time they said they would. Two day job. They did a little extra chimney work.
- Phyllis B.
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ARRIVED FOR ESTIMATE ON TIME. WORK WAS COMPLETED AS DESCRIBED & AS SCHEDULED. ALL
WORKERS ON THE PROJECT WERE POLITE. WORK TOOK 2 WEEKS TO COMPLETE WITH A ONE DAY RETURN FOR REGRADING AFTER INITIAL BACK-FILL A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER.
- DOUGLAS S.

Chimney Repair Services in Burlington, WI

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A BISHOP FARM INC

3373 N HOLTON ST
Milwaukee

A1 CHIMNEY SERVICE INC

4219 HWY 175
Slinger

AASCEO

1810 Oakdale Drive
Waukesha

Absolute Home Improvements Inc.

717 1/2 Clark Ave
South Milwaukee

Acadia Finishers LLC

9716 Pioneer Rd
Cedarburg

AD Roofing LLC

19700 W. Edgewood Dr
Lannon

All American Gutters LLC

795 South Main
Saukville

All Masonry Inc

719 S 121 St
Milwaukee

ALL SAINTS CONSTRUCTION

12630 W GREENFIELD AVE
Brookfield

Allstar Chimney Sweep

477 West North Avenue
Milwaukee

Badger Building Restoration

1034 Riverbend Dr
Hartford

Barajas Construction Llc

2545 s. 15th pl
Milwaukee

Bayer & Bayer Inc

S81 W12997 Hi-view Drive
Muskego

BCI Exteriors, Inc.

N57 W13566 Carmen Avenue
Menomonee Falls

Brewer Contracting

3420 Washington Ave
Racine

Burkhardt Heating & Air Conditioning

8232 N Teutonia Ave
Brown Deer

Burlington Fireplace & Heating

857 Milwaukee Ave
Burlington

Butler Chimneys LLC

2027 kilps dr
Waukesha

Callen Construction Inc

S63 W13131 Janesville Rd
Muskego

CHIMNEY REPAIR EXPERT

3344 S NEW YORK AVE
Milwaukee

CK Remodeling

2731 Cardinal Dr.
Racine

Creekstone Custom Carpentry, LLC

N144w6818 Pioneer Rd
Cedarburg

D & J Restoration Services Unlimited

4666 s 49th st
Greenfield

Day and Night Restoration and Remodeling

S67W24465 Skyline Ave
Waukesha

Dietscher Roofing Inc

6239 S 106Th St
Hales Corners

DO IT RIGHT HOME REPAIR

514A E DOVER ST
Milwaukee

Do-All Restoration

7030 W. Foresthome ave

Done Right Builders LLC

1100 s 1st street

DZIONDZIAK MASONRY

1854 N 70TH ST
Milwaukee

Elite Exteriors LLC

17790A W Liberty Ln
New Berlin

Elite Improvements LLC

240 Amanda St
Burlington

Elite Roofing & Gutters LLC

1649 Warwick Way
Racine

Emery's Roofing & Siding LLC

20015 West Julius Heil Dr
New Berlin

Exterior Experts

217 S. Grandview Blvd.

FOUR WINDS CONTRACTORS LLC

1222 S 45TH ST
Milwaukee

Guardian Exteriors

509 Tamarack Dr. W
West Bend

Guardian Home Exteriors

4401 S Kansas Ave
Milwaukee

Gurgul Brothers Aluminum

12000 W Rio St
Milwaukee

Handy Husbands

1121 Sheraton Dr.
Racine

Handyman Specialties

po box 210222
Milwaukee

HANSEN'S REMODELING

1735 POPLAR AVE
South Milwaukee

Helmuts Herrmann Design & Remodeling LLC

3428 N 83rd Street
Milwaukee

High Quality Contracting Inc

7542 Riverview Rd
Franklin

Industrial Restoration LLC

10220 Pleasant Valley Rd
Cedarburg

J & B Construction Co Inc

W140 N10589 Fond Du Lac Ave
Germantown

J & J General Contractors Inc

2003 S Muskego Ave
Milwaukee

J'S EXTERIORS

W227N8046 Tamarack Rd
Sussex

JW Contractors LLC

N69 W28180 River Park Ct
Hartland

Lass Construction Corporation

6400 W Capitol Drive
Milwaukee

M & W HOME IMPROVEMENT

N2 W27297 LYLE'S DR
Waukesha

Millen Roofing Co.

8747 N 107th St
Milwaukee

My Handy Man

Milwaukee

myHandypro

Wauwatosa

NORTHSTAR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

PO BOX 511580
Milwaukee

Over the Top Roofing & Construction

N59 W14464 Bobolink Ave
Menomonee Falls

Panda Home Improvement LLC

N57 W13636 Carmen Ave
Menomonee Falls

PELLATT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

239 JEFFERSON ST
Johnson Creek

Pratt's Professional Chimney Service

34928 67th St
Burlington

Precision Contracting Services, LLC

12020 W Ripley Avenue
Milwaukee

Quality Fireplace & Chimney Service

407 N Grand Ave
Waukesha

R P CONTRACTORS

210 Regency Ct
Brookfield

Ramz General Construction, LLC

836 s 75th st
West Allis

Ridge Top Exteriors Inc

8306 W Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee

Riedel Exteriors

12506 W Colfax Pl
Butler

Roof Xperts

4175 Verna Dr
Brookfield

Roofs-R-Us

5791 Rochelle Dr
Greendale

Royal Chimney Service

11815 W Dearbourn Ave
Milwaukee

S & E Insulation Inc

6438 W Mill Rd
Milwaukee

Scott Fisher Home Improvements

5011 W Mill Rd
Milwaukee

SEAMLESS INDUSTRIES

12101 W LAYTON AVE
Milwaukee

Seider Heating & Plumbing Inc

N22 W22967 Nancy Ct
Waukesha

Semper Fi Roofing

1400 Ellis St
Waukesha

SOUTH SIDE ROOFING CORP

4701 N Port Washington Rd Fl 2
Milwaukee

Superior Siding & Windows Inc

8014 W National Ave
Milwaukee

The Mudjackers LLC

S29 W27296 Green Ln
Waukesha

Tower Energy International LLC

301 W Vogel Ave
Milwaukee

WA Home Improvements LLC

7528 W Becher St
West Allis

Weather Tight Corporation

11400 W Oklahoma Ave
West Allis

Wisconsin Chimney Technicians Inc

1110 S West Ave
Waukesha

Zepezauer Complete Contracting

N6601 Aspen Rd
Elkhorn

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