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" came out and gave us an estimate. The estimate and the final amount matched and was very honest about the work that" needed to be done. Other companies came out and inflated the price 200%. We set a date and they honored the date and showed up promptly. I arranged all this via email with from Mr. Chimney's Office. They also give a safety report so that as a rental unit I am covered if anything were to happen. I would recommend Mr. Chimney for any other repairs necessary.

-Donna U.

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"Had these guys come in to sweep our two chimneys and perform some minors repairs. They replaced one damper which wasn't closing completely, a rain cap/spark" guard, a gas starter, and an ash cleanout door. He was quick, efficient, and very knowledgeable. These are great guys.

-Andrew K.

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The cost will be determined by the type and length and the connection made to the gas furnace. Type of liner is based on the acidic moisture output and the appliance afue rating. Highly efficient appliances will need a stainless alloy liner like AL29-4c which can cost retail $65/ft plus components for connection (another $150) plus labor $70/hr and taxes for 6 inch round. ($58/ft for 5" rd)

Less efficient systems (below 83% afue rating) can utilize aluminum vent pipe that comes as a kit for about $325, plus labor $70/hr. Basic installations can take 3-4 hours.

B-vent connections are commonly used with gas venting infront of connection to the vent or liner.

Most masonry chimneys cannot take the excessive moisture produced from todays high efficient gas systems and are often vented with pvc, by-passing the masonry chimney and exiting outside the foundation. If that is not possible then inserting either a AL49-c stainless or aluminum liner down the terra-cotta flue of the chimney designated for the furnace in order to make a connection at the appliance in the basement or crawl space.

Every system has its own challenges and set backs so average costs can change with install complexity and length of vent.

For further info contact me at Davelamm@classicchimney.com or call 919-782-2879

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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 San Jose

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He did a fair job considering that there is some mess on the top of the flue liner that can be seen from the ground. I had to go up and do some minor clean-up on the cap and chimney. He was on time and did complete his work on time. Other than that he was friendly and efficient.
- Perry W.
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The broken chimney was discovered during a property inspection, time had lapsed between the estimate and the work (a year). They honored their estimate and coordinated with SJ building permit. They were able to convince an (unimaginative) inspector to come back to push open the gate they didn't try.
- ALISON T.
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Company representative arrived ahead of schedule, but called first before arriving. The job was a small repair, but the company took the project seriously. Phone calls were promptly returned. The work was done on schedule, and in a reasonable amount of time. I was told that the company has separate repair and new installation divisions, which is nice, ...More as I did not feel pressured to purchase a new roof.
- KATHLEEN R.
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Great job, arrived on time as scheduled, reminder post card and phone call prior to visit. Very clean, professional. Worked quickly.
- MARYBETH N.
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Overall, we are pleased with the work done. was the sweep that came out and was very quick and friendly. He offered solid advice and we plan to use them again in the future. The only negative about the experience was that was supposed to show up at 9:30 AM, but came 45 minutes early waking my wife who ...More had been up with our . Only a minor frustration. Overall, I recommend .
- SEAN M.
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This job required 2 visits and each time was exactly on time. Very informative explaining everything he did and why. took pictures and showed us the before and after pictures. Absolutely no mess. We will definitely call again.
- JOHN R.
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The estimate was $75 and seemed a little like a hook to get us to commit (the price went to the overall expense of the chimney repair). It also was not itemized as well as I would have liked (i.e. chimney repair, instead of demolition, new brick, 14 hours of labor, etc.) We had a snafu with the building inspector, which could have been a problem with ...More the city. Regardless it became more of a hassle than was necessary. Overall the work was done well, completed in the time that was quoted, and the workers were courteous.
- Coralee M.
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I hire this company every year to clean my chimney right before the winter season. They do a really good and thorough job.
- DONALD P.

Chimney Repair Services in San Jose

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A Nor Cal Handyman Company

4497 Latimer Ave
San Jose

A1 Home Service

158 Wshington Blvd

ABA Hearth & Home

1494 Laurel St
San Carlos

Above All Roofing Solutions Inc

100 Gilman Ave Ste B
Campbell

AMK Roofing Services

184 Talmadge Ave
San Jose

AMS COAST SHEET METAL

1620 PALMETTO AVE
Pacifica

ARCC Builders

320 6th Ave
San Francisco

Arizona's Home Repair

3727 Moonstar Ct
San Jose

Astro Roofing Inc.

1947 21st Avenue #A

AWT Construction Group Inc.

4728 East 2nd St Suite 19
Benicia

B A Morrison

2544 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley

BETTER ROOFING WITH TRAVIS

220 Mar Vista
Watsonville

Bradley Construction

PO Box 620276
Redwood City

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

CARDINAL ROOFING CO INC.

2541 LEGHORN ST
Mountain View

Chimney Clean and Carpet Clean Company

1538 San Joaquin Ave
San Jose

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Closed

San Francisco

Comfibuild, Inc.

515 Bay Rd
Palo Alto

CRIVELARI CONSTRUCTION & HLNG

1130 MARIN AVE
Albany

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Daddario Roofing Co Inc

716 Capitola Ave
Capitola

Davis Distributors

1175 Campbell Avenue
San Jose

Detail Construction

117 South Street
Cloverdale

East Bay Chimney Service

100 Pacific Ave
Alameda

Everything Handyman

1701 North California Boulevard
Walnut Creek

EZ Build Masonry

P.O. Box 1
San Geronimo

Fernandos Handyman Services

28 Lakeview Dr
Bay Point

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

GVS Construction Company

530 Showers Drive # 7-285
Mountain View

Hanahou Hearth & Patio

1082 Hazel
Pinole

Handyman Dan

San Jose

High Tech Construction

PO BOX 1126
Morgan Hill

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

inspector flue-seau chimney services

7 west 41st avenue, pmb 357

Jda Chimney Sweep

PO Box 654
San Martin

KARL KARDEL COMPANY

4926 E 12TH ST
Oakland

Limey Roofing

342 San Carlos Ave

Lindy Roofing Co Inc

476 W Taylor St
San Jose

Los Gatos Roofing

888 Faulstich Ct
San Jose

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive
Vallejo

MB Chimney Sweep & Home Services

821 N.Branciforte Dr.
Santa Cruz

MEJA Inc.

1696 Trowville Ln.
Hayward

ML Construction

928 Terminal Way
San Carlos

Mooresolutions Handyman Services San Jose

2246 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose

O & M Marinovich Masonry INC.

1261 Bretmoor Way
San Jose

PT Masonry

1029 Connie Dr
Campbell

REMUS CONTRACTORS, INC.

PO Box 505
Burlingame

RESCUE ROOFING

12 NANCY LN
Daly City

Roca Enviroworks

1734 13th str
Oakland

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

Roy Miller Brickwork

2604 62nd Ave
Oakland

Royal Chimney Services

2253 Maywood Ave
San Jose

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street
Oakland

SABRA MASONRY

630 N SAN PEDRO ST
San Jose

SALINAS REMODELING AND HENDYMAN SERVICE

349 POPLAR AVE. #5
Redwood City

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr
Marina

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

Smart Remodeling & Design

1501 19th Ave
San Francisco

Sontag Construction inc

1456 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley

Strong Hold Masonry and Concrete

555 Rancho Caballo
Santa Rosa

THE CHIMNEY GUY

14708 NELSON WAY
San Jose

The Fireplace Element

2444 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View

The Tool Guys

542 Lanfair Circle

Tip Top Roofing

120 Amato Ave
Campbell

TOP-NOTCH CONSTRUCTION

P.O. BOX 1567
Aptos

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

True Masonry

1231 19th Ave
San Francisco

United Chimney Inc

579 El Camino Rl
Atherton

Westshore Roofing Inc

2245 A Fortune Dr
San Jose

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