We get questioned about why our price is higher than the $99 or $69 specials. Well, I have several answers to that.
To properly service a chimney, it usually takes about an hour, plus 30 minutes driving time to job. Some very dirty chimneys can take up to 2 hours to clean. So, $99 would not really cover costs to have a good employee, someone we trust in your house, that we trust will do a proper job. Our main purpose is to make sure you will not have any safety issues or hazards which could result in a house fire. It has been reported that the major source of home fires in the winter is fire places.
We provide an extremely high quality inspection, using a camera down flue, which is especially important with masonry chimneys. We do cleanings without making a mess in your home. We have heard reports of low priced sweeps leaving soot all over.
Many of these low priced companies are not insured or use subcontractors who are not insured. We have insurance (and will show you our insurance coverage), so if we fall off your roof, you are not liable, we have a contractor’s license, so you can be assured we are a legitimate company and pay all our taxes.
We have had customers report that some of these low priced companies arrive at their home and then up the price for the service to way higher than we charge, some times even double our price. We provide a fixed price for chimney inspections and cleaning and then do not up the price after we arrive.
If a chimney sweep comes to your home and then increases the price substantially once there, send them on their way and don’t do business with them.