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Washington Fireplace Inspectors

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EES Services, LLC
4.9
from 303 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 447 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dava J.
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I enjoyed having EES service my chimney and fireplace. They're extremely professional, quick, clean and fair. As a new homeowner, I try to take preventative measures and for good reason. Not only did they clean my chimney but saw cracks in my fireplace which is a fire hazard. I've scheduled to have the area repaired and will definitely use EES for future household needs.

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Chimney Pros
4.9
from 234 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail H.
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Jeff provided me with an inspection of my fireplace and chimney. The estimate he gave me for the repairs and removal of an old pellet stove I thought were very fair. When I am ready to have the work done I will call him to do it. I would defiantly recommend him to others.

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SNG Chimney Sweep
4.7
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
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Fireplace inspection

Renaissance Restoration
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Farrah P.
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Outstanding service was provided. I am very pleased with Antonio Sanchez's work. He installed a 65 inch tv on my fireplace and on a regular drywall. If you need someone to install and mount your tv, choose Antonio, you will not be disappointed!

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Hearth N' Soul
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophy K.
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Jason fixed the issue and got my fireplace to work at a reasonable price. He was informative as well. I would hire him again!

Burch Masonry LLC
4.5
from 62 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Myra H.
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thank you for returning our fireplace to working order! just in time for the cold weather!

  • 18 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Nick G.
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Solid work and knowledge about anything related to fireplaces. I have always lived in a home with a gas fireplace so first go around with a wood burning unit, he did a great job of walking me through best practices.

MJ Home Services
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Richard R.
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Just amazed at how fast and how professional these guys have been so far. We got our inspection on our basement water issue, and by the next evening had a full quote ready and booked the service. Haven't had the work done yet so this will update as we progress... so far AWESOME!!!

5th Gen Group
4.1
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce E.
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The 5th Genration Group recently did a minor renovation on our condo; the quality of the drywall and finishing work was excellent. The staff was neat and professional. The group also did an outstanding ceramic tile installation on an existing fireplace. We will definitely work with them in the future.

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Patrick's Home Inspections
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cherylynn W.
Verified review

Mr. Conneen provided a very detailed home inspection report. He is certified home inspector in the state of Virginia and very knowledgeable with his home building, Real Estate and home inspection background. Patrick was very helpful throughout the entire home inspection explaining the ins and outs of different areas throughout the home. Thank you so much for your service and your advice. God Bless.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael J.
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Andy of CIF is one of the most thorough inspectors I have seen. A very nice guy who answers all of your questions and does not rush you like another inspector I have seen before. I highly recommend this company to anyone serious about buying a home!

  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Terry B.
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So impressed with DMV Chimney and Masonry Repair! Garrett Kranias is passionate about his work, and it shows - we get our fireplace inspected every year before using it each winter, and we were happy with DMV's response to our request for a quote. They called 30 minutes prior to arrival, and were punctual, professional, and just so nice to work with! As it turns out, our fireplace was "squeaky clean" and didn't need a sweep. The team thoroughly checked the roof, and Garrett was able to give me a very detailed assessment of our chimney and cap (turns out a restoration a few years back was done very well). I am definitely hiring them again next winter!

NextDay Inspect®
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Katy O.
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I have ordered numerous home inspections over the past years as I am a real estate investor. I will say that out of the home inspectors that I have used, the team at nextday inspect did a terrific job! I was impressed with their acute attention to detail, noticing even the smallest defects, and their state of the art equipment. The report was rapidly delivered once they finished with the home inspection. I will be using them for my future real estate projects.

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Colonial Chimney LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sebastian F.
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Had Colonial come in for a second opinion and it turned out that the first opinion was overcharging us. We only needed to have a liner installed in our furnace flue and not both. I dealt with CJ & Chris and they were great. The day of install they had to come a bit later than planned due to another install job but they called and let us know. When they went to install the liner it turned out they needed another piece and had to leave to get it but they came back and finished the job, cleaned up, and were super professional the whole time. They even patched up some loose bricks in our fireplace with some left over cement from the chimney cap they replaced at no extra charge, which was awesome on their part. They took pictures to show us everything they did and it was great. If you deal with Colonial I highly recommend CJ and Chris, they made this a painless pleasurable repair experience.

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kelli S.
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I had to organize Masonry work to be done on my house from out-of-state. Thomas was very responsive, and provided an estimate in a short-turn around. His estimate was exactly what my my home inspector guessed the work might cost so I hired them. They completed the project quickly and did a great job matching the mortar and brick to my existing brick work. Great job!

SafeSales Inspections
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha M.
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I am a realtor and my client needed a home inspector at the last minute because the one she selected cancelled. I contacted SafeSales. Mr. Cheek came and did an excellent job! He was professional and explained the homes major systems in layman's terms that my first time homeowner could understand. I have since referred Mr. Cheek to other clients who have been very satisfied. He makes me look good as a realtor and they have all thanked me for referring him.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna H.
Verified review

Steve is a a great inspector! He worked very hard and provided us with a detailed report of what needs to be fixed. He did not leave until he made sure that everything was inspected and that the job was done. He went an extra mile to double-check things when we had questions. I highly recommend him!

  • 33 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Gordon L.
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We asked Jim to do a complete house mold inspection for a house we were under contract to purchase. We were concerned about previous flooding in the basement of the house, and we noticed areas of the garage ceiling that had been exposed to moisture. There was no visible mold. Jim used the latest spore collection methods and equipment, and he employed infrared viewing to inspect hidden spaces. As it turned out, Jim's expertise paid off. We were saved from making a very expensive investment in a house that showed evidence of toxic mold. We can't praise Jim enough. He is a professional educator who guided us through the process and helped us understand the significance of his findings. We would recommend him as a first choice to anyone in the Maryland area who wishes to have peace of mind about his or her home purchase.

Sweet Property Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Christina G.
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Ken is a super nice guy we were totally comfortable with being in our house and has a ton of experience (30 something years?). He caught some stuff the home inspector our buyers hired didn’t even note and figured out one of our repair requests wasn’t actually necessary. Their inspector said some copper pipes were corroded when they really just needed a good cleaning!!! I had trouble finding someone for my little list of stuff to accomplish after our home inspection. It seemed like folks didn’t want to waste their time with a couple of little projects in their busy season, but Ken made time for us and exceeded our expectations. We will likely be hiring him again down the road after we move!

Amilcar's Masonry
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jannah D.
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Affordable and good quality, he has started my fireplace restoration.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona W.
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We highly recommend the All American Home Inspections Team. Our Inspector booked our appointment the same day we requested service. The price was extremely affordable. The team was on time and did an outstanding job. They provided us with a comprehensive home inspection checklist prior to beginning. We are very pleased with the service.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

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.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.
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