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Santa Barbara Fireplace Installation Professionals

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Carlos Construction
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
Verified review

I hired Santos to re-tile my bathroom, install new hardwood floor, install a new vanity, drywall and paint and I was completed impressed by his work and his attention to detail. There was not a single tile that was off. There were no hiccups in the project and he was very knowledgeable in what he was doing. He provided me with more information that other individuals I had hired failed to provide me with. I honestly would refer Santos to anybody in a heart beat and so excited for my next project with him. His estimates are very reasonable as well, which is always a plus.

Construction Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Sarah T.
Verified review

David Austin has been finishing a numbers of project around my home, over the past year. David shows up as scheduled, keeps me inform on what is going on with my project. He refinished my kitchen cabinets. And During he process he procected the floors and my furniture, he kept the work area clean and on schedule. After installing all new knobs my kitchen looks up dated fresh and clean. David also resurfaced my kitchen counter tops and again I cannot stress what a pleasure it was to have work completed by someone who takes pride in his workmanship. I love to entertained out doors and I was going to throw away my wooden patio furniture that had multiple coats of paints and years of wear. David assured me that he could refinish the patio furniture. Lets just say that I’m happy and proud of my teak wood patio furniture they look better than new. Thank-you David, for your honest opinion and the work you have done on my many projects around my home.

Scott Builders
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Cameron C.
Verified review

When we bought our first house two years ago, we knew it needed tons of work, but had no idea how or where to start. Matt and his partner Gavin saved the day. They transformed a beat-up 1905 Victorian (which some people thought should be torn down) into a beautiful, liveable home in less than 8 weeks. We had no idea how to tackle a project like this, and felt like we could trust them completely with the things we didn't understand. The price was fair, and we couldn't believe how fast they did it all. They took on almost everything, including building new walls, ripping up the old floor, running new plumbing and electrical, redoing the bathroom, repairing the siding, installing new doors and windows, and installing cabinets. We only needed a few other subcontractors (painters, sheetrockers, hardwood floor specialists), which they helped us manage. Of course, we still have lots more projects in mind. When we just did some more remodeling this spring, we didn't choose Matt--and we regret it. The project ended up far outside our timeline and budget (7 months!) as we tried to manage it all ourselves. Looking forward to having Matt back again to help us with future work.

  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shasta R.
Verified review

Outstanding job! Ray and his employee were able to finish the job in 2 days, were always on time, trusting (left the key under the mat) and did an excellent job. In fact, Ray did such a good job that we are having him install crown molding around the ceiling and windows and he is re-staining and refinishing our oak wood staircase. I highly recommend him for any of the above jobs I highlighted.

Samuels Construction
5.0
from 1 review
    Susan N.
    Verified review

    We have worked wiht Bruce for many years and he has always been artisitc, reliable, honest and trustworthy. His employees and subs are the same. Our dog and our housekeeper love him and his workers as well. Bruce is our "go to" contractor and hwe has helped us repair flood/fire damange, replace HVAC units, update kitchen, install 3 large HD TVs including reworking an armoir and redesigning bookshelves and cabinets to accomodate the enw TVs.

    About

    We provide an exceptional service. We have friendly workers who are dependable and respectful. Our services include lawn care, irrigation system installations, interior/exterior painting, and general contracting.

    About

    What separates Espino Roofing from other companies is that, we are a family business. I work with my father who has over 30 years of experience and my two brothers. We take great pride in what we do here at Espino Roofing and would love to go the extra mile for any customer that would trust us to take care of any of their roofing needs. We are the roofers.

    About

    I offer: - Custom flooring and repairs (tile/carpet/hardwood) - Painting - Carpentry - Home repairs - Landscaping - Tree trimming - Trash removal You name it, I can do it! I have excellent references.

    About

    Ventura Stone is one of California’s premier fabrication and installation companies that are utilizing the world’s finest natural stone slabs and quartz surfacing, including all leading brands of solid surfaces. This massive inventory makes our facilities in Ventura, CA and Los Angeles, CA one stop-shops for residential, commercial, and major production builders alike. With more than 25 years of experience in the natural stone fabrication business, Ventura Stone has built successful partnerships with homeowners, designers, architects, and home builders throughout California. We look forward to serving your needs, from selection process through installation and proper care.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How does a chimney get cleaned?

    A professional chimney sweep can clean your fireplace and chimney to help prevent chimney fires and keep your fireplace running in peak condition. Regular chimney cleanings are critical for removing the highly flammable creosote that can build up inside the walls of your chimney over time and cause chimney fires. When hiring a cleaning company, ask the chimney sweep if their cleaning fee includes removing soot, creosote and blockages from the chimney flue and liner, cleaning the smoke chamber and shelf, and cleaning the firebox and the damper to ensure that you’re getting a comprehensive cleaning. Expect the chimney sweep to cover the flooring around the fireplace and properly seal off your fireplace opening to catch any soot that comes out during the cleaning.

    Look for a chimney sweep who has been certified by a nationally recognized organization such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), Fireplace Investigation Research and Education (FIRE), or the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). This will help ensure that your chimney work will be completed in a professional manner and your home will be safe from a chimney fire.

    Do I need to clean my chimney?

    A fireplace makes a home cozy in winter, but it also requires cleaning to keep your family safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 28 percent of home heating fires are caused by a failure to clean solid-fueled heating equipment — primarily chimneys. On top of that scary fact, nearly 20 percent of all fire deaths are caused by home heating equipment. At a minimum, the NFPA urges homeowners to have chimneys and fireplaces inspected once a year to ensure there are no obstructions blocking the flow of air or any buildup of dangerous and highly flammable creosote. A certified chimney sweep will know what warning signs to look for and have the proper tools. Besides personal safety, saving money is a great motivation for having a chimney sweep regularly clean your chimney. If your chimney liner is not kept clean and in good working order, replacing it can cost thousands of dollars. A yearly cleaning is the baseline for a safe chimney. If your chimney is your main heating source, ask your chimney sweep whether you should have it cleaned more often. If your chimney is not venting properly and smoke is coming into your house, if you notice that the wood you burn is not burning efficiently (turning completely to ash), or if you have other concerns, call for a chimney cleaning and inspection right away.

    How much does it cost to have the chimney swept?

    The national average chimney sweep cost is $100 to $130. The National Fire Protection Association recommends having your chimney inspected at least once a year, but daily use and other factors might mean you need more regular service. Here are several reasons your chimney sweep cost may be higher than the national average:

    • Overly dirty chimney: If you haven’t cleaned your chimney in many years, or if you’ve just bought an older home and don’t know how long it has been since the chimney was cleaned, excessive grime could increase the cost of the job.
    • Roof height or chimney height: The chimney sweep may also charge an extra fee if your roof is too high for a ladder to reach or is too steep to safely climb on without a harness.
    • Frequency of use: If your fireplace is your primary heating source, the buildup of soot might be far greater than if you just use your fireplace a few times a winter when company comes over. This may impact cost.
    • Excessive debris: Leaves, twigs, and other debris that’s collected in your chimney is a fire hazard and should be cleaned immediately. An excess of junk may result in higher chimney sweep costs.
    • Live or dead animals: Prepare to pay extra if live or dead animals are in the chimney. Rodents, birds and bats can all set up camp in your chimney. A chimney cap can help prevent them from getting in, but once you hear something scurrying around, or smell the unmistakable scent of dead critter, call a chimney sweep immediately.
    • Geographic location: Chimney sweep costs may be higher in your city due to factors such as a higher cost of living or higher cost do business (insurance, overhead, employee wages, etc.).
    • Chimney repair: Any repairs that are needed internally or externally to your fireplace will increase costs. A thorough cleaning and inspection will reveal whether repairs to masonry, tuck-pointing, the back wall, bricks, the fireplace floor or the crown are needed.
    • Chimney cap installation: A chimney cap prevents debris from collecting in your chimney as well as preventing animals such as birds, mice, or raccoons from taking up residence inside. The cost of the chimney cap plus the labor for installation can increase fees.

    How often should you have your chimney swept?

    Regularly having your chimney cleaned is highly recommended both to improve the chimney’s efficiency as a heat source and to prevent home fires. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends having your chimney inspected at least once a year. You can hire a chimney sweep to clean the chimney while also inspecting it to ensure there is no damage to the lining, firebox or masonry. If you’ve had a new fireplace or wood-burning stove installed, CSIA urges you to have it checked halfway into the first season of use to make sure it’s operating safely. According to industry standards, a chimney sweep is recommended if more than 1/8 of an inch of soot or creosote has built up in the chimney or flue. Some fireplace experts suggest having your chimney cleaned, regardless of buildup, after every 1-2 cords of wood burned. Consult with your chimney sweep about what is best for optimal efficiency and safety with your fireplace.

    How long does it take to clean a chimney?

    A typical chimney cleaning takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Wood insert fireplaces may take longer to clean, as can chimneys that contain birds’ nests, excessive debris or wildlife. A chimney sweep will arrive at your location and assess the fireplace to be cleaned, and will set up protective coverings or dropcloths to prevent any ash or soot from escaping into your home during the cleaning. Using high-powered vacuums, they clean out ash and other debris in the firebox. With special, long-reach brushes they brush down the interior walls all the way to the top of the chimney to loosen and remove built-up soot and creosote. Many chimney sweeps also offer inspections in tandem with cleanings to make sure you don’t have any cracks or damage inside the chimney or out. Repair work or additions — such as installing a chimney cap — can increase the cleaning time.

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