Chimney Cleaning

Chimney cleaning prices

The chimney cleaning process is different for many situations. Most professional chimney sweeps are moving away from pre-priced chimney sweeping because it leads to frustrated customers. Here is an example:

Customer 1: They have their chimney inspected every year, they burn hard wood and the type of fireplace they own is a prefabricated chimney with a simple 8 inch round stainless steel liner. Their home is a one story, the roof is not very steep and the roof shingles are asphalt. This is the most easiest chimney to clean.

Customer 2: He lives in a 3 story home, the roof is extremely steep with slate shingles. He also has a wood burning stove that weighs 500 pounds that needs to be removed from the fireplace to even perform the cleaning. This home owner burns pine wood and uses his chimney everyday to heat his house. And by the way, this home owner has not cleaned his chimney in 10 years.

The solution: We have decided that the best way to help our customers is to perform the best chimney inspection in the industry and charge the lowest rates for those inspections. For many years, our typical chimney inspection was $85 – $115. We have now discounted our chimney inspection price to completely educate our clients regarding the condition of their chimney. But to be fair to our company and our technicians, we price our chimney sweeping to the condition of their chimney and we do the best chimney cleaning in the industry. Our standard rate for chimney sweeping is as follows:

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Prefabricated chimney sweep: $199

Standard Masonry Fireplace: $199

Removal and reinstallation of poker damper to clean smoke shelf: $75

Rotary dampers: We will not clean and require installation of cap damper – Building codes require clean out door or access to for cleaning. Rotary dampers do not allow access for cleaning.

Wood stove inserts: $499

Furnace flues: $499

Masonry chimneys that are very dirty and require mechanical cleaning with spinning brushes: $499

Finally, due to liability issues, we will not clean the flue if the chimney has hazardous defects. This has become an industry standard and most professional companies have learned the hard way. An example of this problem is that a chimney sweep visits a home owner and cleans a chimney that has damage to the chimney liner. The chimney sweep documents this damage and writes that it is a fire hazard and do not use the chimney. The house is sold and the new home owner uses the chimney. There is no proof that the fire came from that specific issue and the home owners insurance company sues the chimney sweep for an improper cleaning. Whether the chimney sweep wins or loses his court case, the cost of his insurance is going to go up. We have decided to simply offer the best inspection service and would be happy to clean chimneys that the home owner is maintaining. If we encounter defects then we document the problem with photographs and offer our clients to the choice to stop using the chimney or repair it to working order and have it swept. This is best for our clients and our company.
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