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Downers Grove Chimney Professionals

Browse these chimney services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Downers Grove.

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Ethic Roofing
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Douglas O.
Verified review

Cesar and his son removed an old, poorly added chimney extension, added new pipe, covered the base with membrane/ flashing, and put on a new cover and cap. They did great work and I highly recommend them!

  • 22 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Megan C.
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Installed a flu liner, cleaned residue of the chimney and tuckpointed. They were very knowledge and everything seemed to go smoothly. Also like the fact they offer a warranty on they're work and product.

LoneStar Roofing
4.2
from 67 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Dora S.
Verified review

The overall experience was excellent! Quick response to inquiry. Came out to do the job in a couple of days. Prompt arrival and did a great job on my chimney! In comparison to prices, their price was what I was expecting.

Bresnahan LTD
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs J.
Verified review

Project went well and the chimney tuck point looks great. Will recommend to family and friends!

Ruslan Masonry Construction
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Elleke H.
Verified review

Tuckpointing chimney. Great follow up. Quick service. Provides 15-year warranty.

  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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The owner, Jeff, reached out to me right away. When I called him for more information on scheduling an estimate, he said he was available to come out within the hour. For me personally, speed of scheduling an estimate was A+, it doesn't get much faster than within an hour of reaching out. Jeff and Alex came out right away, examined our chimney, and wrote up an estimate of point-by-point repairs they would need to complete for a full repair. Each item was priced out individually, which was a huge plus. The estimate was provided on the spot, and they walked through each item for me so I could fully understand what they wanted to do, and why the needed to do it. Scheduling the actual repair was timed very nicely. After I had put down the 50% deposit and they were able to confirm they had the bricks in stock, they were able to schedule my repair a few days out, which was great. During the fall is the busy time for many companies, and other estimates we got said if we were to go with them that they wouldn't be able to do the repair for many weeks out, about a month and a half. It's great that FACTS was able to get us on the schedule right away to resolve our issue before it got any worse. On the day of the repair, Jeff (the owner and person who did our inspection) came out with our tech, Ryan, to make sure he was on the same page with what needed to be done, which was reassuring to me. Our tech, Ryan, was very friendly and explained what he did in a language that I could understand, which was very useful. To my understanding, he also went above and beyond to make sure that our repair was done with high quality. These folks definitely take pride in the work they put their name to, and I mean that as a compliment. Jeff came by a number of times throughout the repair to check in on progress- I think it's great that an owner is that involved in his company. When everything was done, Ryan and Alex went over everything they did with me to make sure I was understanding and that any questions I had were answered. Alex did a great job communicating with me regarding scheduling, payments, warranties, and use of our new damper. The cleanup job was quite impressive; they wiped down our glass door that was nearby, and completely swept up the area around the job site. We needed bricks replaced, and they were able to match the new bricks to our old ones so that the difference was not noticeable. We have a neighbor who had chimney repair work done and she said that her company did not have matching bricks and so she had to pay an extra $700 for them to stain the bricks to match. What else was nice is that they were able to split the repair work we needed (internal and external work.. our chimney is pretty old and in bad condition) to make it more manageable from a financial perspective. We had a few other companies out to provide quotes and this company was by far and away the best price (by a few thousand dollars). If you're looking for chimney repair work, I would definitely recommend this company, especially if you're comparing prices and looking for someone to provide competitive rates. We plan to use them again for the internal repair work when we are ready.

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark W.
Verified review

I hired Lyndell to install a shower surround kit in my master bathroom and ended up hiring him to do so much more! He was able to repair some pesky woodpecker damage on my chimney chase. He noticed some loose cedar siding and repaired that as well. The chimney looks great and is better than the original construction. He came in under budget and was very thorough with his work. Couldn't be happier. The shower kit and door kit installation went just a smoothly. Lyndell performed a very "clean demolition, made some structural repairs and installed the shower kit with a high level of craftsmanship and care for my home. The shower surround also came in under budget and looks (and works) great! I'm very pleased with the work he performed at my house. Side note: take the time to get to know Lyndell...he is capable of more than you think. His background is amazing and his work ethic is refreshing. I'm planning on hiring Lyndell for future projects at my new home.

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JPLMASONRY
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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Had Jonathan come out to do evaluation of my current chimneys, as well as chimney cleaning. Very pleasant, responsive, and great to work with. Will definitely work with again!

  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tina A.
Verified review

Love them. I had them out for an estimate on masonry which I had already got about 4 other est. The bids were all over the place and nobody could tell me why. The gentlemen from A-1 took the time to sit down with me and go over why certain people were saying one thing and the others something completely different. In the end I chose to use A-1 and I was so glad that I did. The chimney turned out amazing and I haven't had any problems with it since.

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KCM Masonry
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
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Kevin was great, very honest, personable and trust worthy. We used him to onstall our chimney cap. Will definitely use him again for future projects.

Vogt Construction Company
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
Verified review

Zach Vogt Masonry was fantastic, prompt and professional. I will definitely hire them again for tuck pointing & concrete sill work. The owner went above & beyond when dealing with us. Our chimney has never looked so good. The mortar match is great (our house is almost 80 years old) and that was important to me. Choose Zach for all of your masonry needs.

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Peter S.
Verified review

Very professional, friendly and clean. Did a great job of explaining the condition of my chimney and then recommendations on issues that needed to be addressed along with ballpark estimates of what the cost should be for items that they couldn't do themselves. Would definitely recommend them. Price was very reasonable as well.

M.R Chimney Sweep
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olgierd Ollie
Verified review

I am glad to have been their customer. Polite, clean and great knowledge of the business. You will not be disappointed.

  • 24 years in business
Tyler R.
Verified review

Professional and render a quality service

Michaels Chimney Sweeps
5.0
from 1 review
    Scott H.
    Verified review

    Great cleaning, no mess, Thanks guys. Scott Hassleman, Bolingbrook

    A Village Sweeps
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Chimna W.
      Verified review

      Excellent service provider Chimney Sweep

      About

      Chicagoland Fireplace & Chimney Restoration, a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, is a full-service company offering a wide range of fireplace, chimney, and masonry services. We provide before-and-after chimney cleaning. These services include the following: * Fireplace Cleaning * Chimney Cleaning * Firebox Cleaning * Fireplace Visual Inspections * Chimney Visual Inspections * Video Inspections * Power Washing of Masonry * Furnace Flue Cleaning * Dryer Vent Cleaning * Relining Chimney * Fireplaces * Furnace Restoring and Rebuilding Chimneys or Fireplaces * Crown Repairs * Smoke Chamber Repairs and Rebuilding * Energy-Efficient Cap Damper Installations * New Gas Log Installations * Gas Log Refurbishing * Glass Door Installations * Screen Installations * Chimney Cover Installations

      About

      Advanced Chimney Professionals & Tuckpointing is your one-stop chimney service company specializing in every aspect of chimney maintenance and repair. We feature chimney sweeping, chimney relining, chimney repairs, chimney rebuilding, and chimney restorations at competitive rates.

      About

      We provide maximum service to our clients by making sure to provide quality work and maintain 100% satisfaction.

      About

      We offer chimney and hearth heating sales, services and installations. We are Tulikivi, Regency and Hampton dealers.

      About

      gas fireplace conversion, fireplace restoration, fireplace remodeling, gas fireplace installation, chimney repair, chimney cleaning, outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchens, gas fireplace insert, patio kitchens

      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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