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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.

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 Louisville

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was extremely professional and really went the extra mile to assure I was satisfied with the repairs. He even made major repairs to brickwork at the top of my chimney that was not included in his original estimate at no extra charge. He stained foundation to make everything look new, fresh and covered the repairs. Looks awesome.
I will recommend him highly to all my friends, family and business associates. I do plan on having him come back out to replace my current walkway and add a back patio. If you need brick, block or stone work...
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is the guy to call.
Thanks again
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- sheila P.
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does beautiful work in every detail and he uses excellent materials. When I first contacted him he responded immediately and, once work started, he stayed with the job until it was completed. The job site was very orderly and neat and was spotless when he finished. He is very communicative about building issues and I got good advice from him. it is important, however, to give him lots of "lead time" to do the project as he is very busy. I think the price was very fair considering all that he did. The result looks terrific and I feel secure knowing that an important structural aspect of the house is in good shape now.
- Joanna G.
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It was a quick job, and he did it in timely manner with exceptional skill. The price was a good price for the job and due to our need to have it done before selling the house, he was very efficient. Overcommunicated, which I love because it so seldom you find someone who understands the value of communication. Even took photos of the work so that I could keep them on file. Very helpful and friendly.
- Luke B.
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Great. I teach and we did it all over the phone. I did not have to be there to oversee the work. The only problem was that the payment had to be cash or check because they did not have a system for credit cards. I would like to have known that sooner. But, they did a grreat job and I have had no leaks since they fixed it. Also, the weather was awful and they wre able to get the job done inspite of the weather.
- Heather B.
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Arrived on time and went right to work. Clean up after he was done. Even repair a couple of areas at no extra charge. Every good at what he does.
- George M.
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Postponed appointment .rescheduled for the following week .promised me a new ash dump screen that he had forgot to bring. When I called about it told me I would have it before end of
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. have called since the .still haven't gotten it. He is a good worker, sticks with the job . Trouble is getting him there to do it.
- kevin C.
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it went very well.
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showed up when he said that he would, the crew did their work professionally and they made sure that the area was cleaned up. They communicated very well. We called several other contractors and they didn't bother to call back.
- Karen L.
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came out for a free estimate 9/24/2013. He arrived on time and presented himself very professionally. I was surprised when he showed me the code of ethics that was printed on the back of his company badge, and impressed when I realized he took this code of behavior seriously .
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is a young man, but don't be fooled, he is knowledgeable about his trade and exhibited an honesty that can be rare when dealing with service providers. He paid close attention as I showed him how the hot water heater and furnace were vented through one flue, the water damage on the ceiling above the fireplace, and the poor shape of the chimney stack on the roof. He was probably surprised that I climbed up on the roof after him so that I could point out my concerns, ask questions, and also to listen to what he was concerned about. He noticed the poor flashing right away, which was probably the source of the water damage on the interior ceiling. He immediately offered to caulk the obvious gaps--without at that time knowing whether I would hire
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, and without charge! As we made our way back inside, he offered and performed a camera inspection up the fireplace flue, again free of charge. Even though this exercise revealed more problems, I knew at this point that if I wanted the job done right with no short-cuts, and people who cared about the quality of their work, this was the company to hire.
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is an excellent first line representative: he listens, pays attention to potential customers' concerns, applies no pressure, and is honest. The crew for the chimney rebuild,
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and
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, arrived on time 10/4/2013 and completed the job by late afternoon.
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arrived the next day to perform the flue work and install the damper. Unfortunately, heavy rain made it impossible to complete the job. We re-scheduled for another date, and
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came out first to start the parging and gap and fill.
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is experienced, very knowledgeable, and takes pride in providing nothing less than the best quality job.
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came a bit later and installed the damper. My experience with this company was positive and worry-free from the friendly front-lines of
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, who worked with me on scheduling and payment, to the quality re-build done by
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, to the interior flue work done by
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, and the patience and endurance of
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to answer all my questions and guide the whole process to a successful conclusion.
- Melissa H.

All Chimney Repair Services in Louisville

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A Chimney Doctor

876 Minoma Ave
Louisville

A Custom Roof & Spouting

1816 Montgomery Ave.

A-1 Bob the Builder & Sons

2301 Magazine Street
Louisville

AAA Contractors LLC

5917 Bardstown Road
Louisville

AAA Contractors LLC

5917 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville

ABC Roofing Co Inc

8499 E US Hwy 36

Acclaim Contracting LLC

14000 Spring Forest Ct
Louisville

Ace Chimney Sweep

440 Shelbyville Rd
Taylorsville

Alex Framing & Roofing

8526 Old Bardstown Rd
Louisville

All American Chimney Service

2323 Gladstone Ave
Louisville

All Good Roofing

7901 Vine ST
Crestwood

Alvey's Construction LLC

11155 Bradford Woods dr

American Masonry

1422 E 8th St

B and B masonry

1530Castleman Branch Road
Shepherdsville

B&B Masonary

1530castleman branch road
Shepherdsville

B&G Roofing and Framing

3715 Bardstown rd
Louisville

B&G Roofing and Framing

3715 Bardstown rd ste 400

Baileys Masonry, Inc

240 West Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown

Beams Roofing & Contracting

12204 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville

Best Choice Roofing

8003 Vine Crest Ave. #4

BJB Restoration

785 S Shelby St
Louisville

BOB BALDWIN

2916 BOWMAN AVE
Louisville

Bone Dry Roofing & Masonry - Louisville

8130 New LaGrange Rd
Louisville

Bone-Dry Waterproofing Inc

2529 Ridgemar Ct
Louisville

Boyd's Masonry

933 Palatka Rd
Louisville

Bryant Heating & Cooling

4531 Bishop Ln
Louisville

Burkheads Home Specialist

140 Cajun Ct
Louisville

Case Foundation Systems

449 Downes Ter
Louisville

CHIMNEY CHAPS

40014
Crestwood

CHIMNEY MASTER

3006 MELBOURNE AVE
Louisville

Creative Tile LLC

8507 Robin Hill Dr
Louisville

D M MASONRY INC

2201 W JEFFERSON ST
Louisville

DEAN'S ROOF AND DECK CO

604 BRIGHTWOOD PL
Louisville

Devon and Malvern Group

117 W. Jefferson St
Georgetown

EASTWOOD MASONRY

1101 GILLILAND RD
Louisville

Eclipse Roofing & Restoration

11540 Blankenbaker Access Dr
Louisville

Elite Roofing LLC

6332 W Hwy 146
Crestwood

Fackler Homes Inc

1504 Polo Fields Ct.
Louisville

G/M Roofing & Home Exteriors

4602 Bittersweet Rd
Louisville

GRB Design

1909 Production Drive

GRECH BROTHERS INC

5404 MARYMAN RD
Louisville

Hedges home improvements

4904 chismoor ct.
Louisville

Highland Roofing

4007 Produce Rd.
Louisville

Home Run Improvement

7905 Sunbury Ln
Louisville

Indiana United LLC

210 Robin Lynn Dr

Integrity 1st Roofing

3675 Hauck Road

J & R Construction Services Inc

633 West Main Street
Lexington

JAG Roofing Company

3861 Barnard Dr
Lexington

Jenkins Industries

14 Muirfield Pl
Louisville

Johnson Home & Hearth

5202 Fawnwood Lane
Louisville

Jordan Enterprises

PO Box 406785
Louisville

Joseph Construction Co

PO Box 21394
Louisville

K & P Roofing Siding & Home Improvement

914 N English Station Rd
Louisville

Kickin' Ash Chimney Service

2069 S State Road 62

Koppel Services

132 Outer Loop
Louisville

Louisville Handyman Inc

13000 Middletown Industrial Blvd
Louisville

Louisville Masonry & Stone

2344 Dorma Ave
Louisville

Loyd's Roofing

8419 janway

Lyons Roofing

4317 Murphy Rd

METROVATION INC

1617 REDWOOD DR
Louisville

Middletown Roofing Windows and Siding Inc

2009 Watterson Trail
Louisville

Mike Perry Masonry

8327 Roseborough Rd
Louisville

Mr. Handyman of Louisville Northeast

12200 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville

MY ROOF

115 dexter

National Roofing Solutions

3011 Wirth Avenue
Louisville

Paul J Lilly Roofing

3456 Quarry Rd

R&I Construction Roofing Contractor

4313 Wells dr.
Louisville

Real Deal Restoration

1902 embassy square blvd.

RGV Contracting

8144 S State Rte 48

RK White Masonry

509 Spring Meadow Dr
Radcliff

RMR SERVICES, LLC

500 Willowbrook Drive
Fisherville

Rod Layman Masonry

321 Stonegate Way
Lexington

Sawyer Roofing

3415 Bardstown Rd
Louisville

Story Restorations

1626 Story Avenue
Louisville

TJ'S maintenance

4578 buds rd

Tommy Mattingly Masonry

42 Cali's grove
Louisville

Tunnel Hill Buck Stoves

39 Holman Ave
Elizabethtown

United Dynamics Inc

2555 Cannon St

VINCENT ABELL CONTRACTING, Inc

2232 Kaelin Avenue
Louisville

WARM HEARTH CHIMNEY SWEEPS

5821 BOCAGRANDE DR
Louisville

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