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Waukegan Fireplace Installation Professionals

Browse these fireplace installers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waukegan.

  • 17 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Robert was very professional and did a great job cleaning my chimney. He also answered a lot of my questions and took time to explain how my fireplace works as well as suggestions to maintain it. I would highly recommend McHenry County Chimney Service.

  • 22 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Chicago Fireplace & Chimney on the surface seems to have done a good job with the chimney sweep of my wood burning fireplace.

Bresnahan LTD
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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Hired Bresnahan LTD to do fireplace refacing from an outdated wood surround to stone. The final product turned out great and I am very happy with the communication from the company with any concerns I had with the refacing as I was out of town when the project was taking place. The area was left cleaner than it was when they got there, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a mason for an upcoming/future project.

Ruslan Masonry Construction
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Gian C.
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Great job on the fireplace remodel and chimney sweep, would work with again. Great price, good communication.

  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Niki K.
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Joe installed baseboard and quarter round, hung a TV/Bookshelf wall unit, replaced a shower curtain rod in our main bathroom and located studs in our front hall closet (stud finder challenged here). Joe is great to work with, he got the job done for us on very short notice and with high quality. We will definitely be using his services again.

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Windy Chimney Services LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren B.
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They were quick to respond, come out, and did a great job cleaning and replacing the gas pipe in our fireplace. Will definitely hire them again!

Construction Services
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Julie T.
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Josh did the tile in my bathroom and the stone on the fireplace. We were very happy with the work he provided. We will hire him again in the future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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Ed helped with several jobs around my house. He power washed and stained my roof deck. I had neglected the deck for years, and Ed made it look great. He gave me good advice on what stain color and type would work well on my deck. He also installed and painted a new door on the roof deck, as well as replaced and painted the weather beaten moulding around the door. I also thought that I needed a new front entrance door (different from the deck door that I just mentioned). It was looking a bit shabby and there were some cracks in the area around the glass pane (not sure what that part of the door is called). Anyway, instead of ordering and installing a new door, he replaced the cracked pieces and gave the door a fresh coat of paint. I was pleased about saving money and having a nice looking door again. Working with Ed was a positive experience, he is a very nice person. Ed was always on time and I am very happy with the quality of his work.

LakeShore Fireplace & Grill
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trudy S.
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I will recommend this company to all my friends. The work quality was excellent!

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pv R.
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Ritch is an excellent Handyman with Quality Work. He installed a toilet in February 2015 and made sure that the Wax Rings are installed properly. He is very responsive and makes sure that the work is completed with the highest quality possible. His rates are very reasonable.

Tyleman Tile Inst.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
Samil P.
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Brian did my bath and not only did he do a fantastic job, but he did exactly how i wanted it and on time as well as on budget!

  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gary P.
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While I was not happy to learn that there are issues with my fireplace, Jim was thorough, efficient and cleaned up everything. He walked me through video of my fireplace and where there are issues. Again, not happy about the costs to get the fireplace usable, but Jim's service was top notch!

Franco Remodeling LTD
1.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

With over twenty years of construction and Flooring experience, I know you will see the quality and experience in the job I do for you! I own Franco Remodeling LTD. and I install the majority of the jobs in hopes of providing my customers with the best quality of job and service as possible. I treat all my jobs as if it was my own personal property. I know you will notice this when I'm working at your place. I do Residential, commercial, and Industrial jobs. No job is to small or big for us. So please sit back, relax and know that your project is in good hands. I will do it as if it was my own property.

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We specialize in fireplace sales, installation and repair services.

  • 7 years in business
About

We do all aspects of home repair and/or remodeling. We do windows, doors, decks, siding, roofing and basements. We are fully insured and local. We offer free estimates.

  • 35 years in business
About

We respond same or next day. We stand behind everything we do. Both of our owners work in the field along with the employees. We remove and replace the damper as part of our cleaning process. This enables us to do a better job cleaning the rain shelf which is the pocket behind the damper and the smoke chamber which is the funnel shaped portion above the damper.

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Our company offers service and design, and we install traditional fireplaces, contemporary fireplaces and linear fireplaces throughout Chicago.

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My services are complete construction and installation of HVAC, which I am certified in. It includes installation and repair of ductwork, furnaces, and boilers; general carpentry; and plumbing. I have an intensive experience in rehabs.

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We are a full-service fireplace store, from sales and services down to installation. We also do chimney repairs. We are located in the Chicagoland area. You can find the following products in our showroom: * fireplace screens * fireplaces * gas logs * gas fireplaces * fireplace doors * gas grills * fireplace accessories * wood stoves * wood inserts * gas inserts * direct vent fireplaces

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

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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

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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