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Browse these fireplace, stove, and barbecue services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Washington.

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Chimney Pros
4.9
from 259 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 376 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis C.
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Chimney Pros did a great job. The team was quick, clean and provided recommendations for a couple repairs required. Now I have a peace of mind to fire up both my fireplaces for the upcoming cold weather season. Thank you again, I will definitely recommend to my neighbors.

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Rob's Handyman Service
4.9
from 230 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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I was extremely impressed with Rob's work. He hung my artwork and mounted my TV over my fireplace, and even though it took much longer than either of us anticipated (though no fault of Rob's), he stuck to his original quote. His work is great - everything is exactly the way I hoped it would look. Rob also made helpful suggestions about what tends to work well, and I'm glad I listened. The little things count, and I appreciate that he brings his own hardware and had an HDMI cable on hand when I forgot to buy one. I'd definitely hire him again.

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SNG Chimney Sweep
4.7
from 98 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie J.
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This company was very responsive. They came out and serviced our wood burning stove and also let us know of a problem. They were very good to work with and I high recommend!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank S.
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Joseph was fantastic. He did an excellent job with two fireplaces, one wood and the other a pellet stove, and he also cleaned our dryer vent. He explained everything as he did it. His prices were extremely reasonable, and he's a very pleasant guy as well. I recommend him enthusiastically.

ComfortFactor LLC
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette L.
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David arrived at the appointed time. He repaired my fireplaces and outdoor grill quickly and was very careful as he worked. I will definitely call him again!

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George the Chimney Sweep
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christie C.
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Scheduled a video inspection of my chimney, but once George took a look, he knew he didn't need to do one, so didn't charge me for the video inspection and only for the basic inspection. I had bought the house less than a year prior, I know nothing about fireplaces/chimneys. We had a wood burning stove insert but the previous owners did not have it installed properly, so George walked us through some options and recommendations we could do if we want to be able to use the fireplace safely in the future.

  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
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Installed a wood stove from Europe. Did a wonderful job.

Review Development
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander I.
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I called Jason to fix a non-working garbage disposal and to take a look at my stove which wasn't lighting. Jason was able to diagnose the garbage disposal quickly and proceeded to fix it within minutes. He was also able to evaluate and diagnose that the stove wasn't a problem and that I should contact the gas company. I highly recommend Jason for his ability to quickly understand what's going on and ability to explain the issues.

Q & A

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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.

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 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.

How much does refrigerator repair cost?

Refrigerator repair generally costs a fraction of the price of a new fridge and shouldhave your appliance up and running again in no time. The problems your refrigerator is experiencing and the parts required to fix it will affect your repair costs. Where you live can affect labor rates, which will raise or lower your costs. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Diagnostic fees: $50-$100. Repair pros often have a service call fee or diagnostic fee to account for their time traveling to your location with all their tools to assess the problem. If you choose to have them repair the fridge, most pros then credit this fee toward your repair cost.
  • Parts: $20-$500. A new compressor averages $200, an icemaker $300, and computerized components such as touch screens and control boards average $300 or more.
  • Basic repairs: $180-$400, including parts. This price range can include repairing the evaporator or fan motor.

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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