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Top Rated Fireplace Inspectors Around Ashburn, VA

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EES Services, LLC
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 454 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa L.
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Jose was punctual, friendly, and got the job done extremely quickly while also being extremely thorough. HIGHLY recommend him for any chimney and fireplace needs and will absolutely be using him in the near future.

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Chimney Pros
4.9
from 246 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 354 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail H.
Verified review

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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Hearth N' Soul
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
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Justin did a great job cleaning and servicing our fireplace. Will only have him work on our fireplace from now on!

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Colonial Chimney LLC
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 37 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.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 19 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!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Walt was great. He got my fireplace working. he tested for gas leaks. I will be hiring him for other project needs around the house!

  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn H.
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Very professional and arrived on time in addition to educating us about our fireplace and chimney! I would use this company again! Thank you

ComfortFactor LLC
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette S.
Verified review

They were very responsive, and gave me options for fixing the fireplace. They had to order (expensive) parts and that took 2 weeks (not their fault and it’s summer after all) but all in all they completed the work and the fireplace works great once again!

NextDay Inspect®
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Katy O.
Verified review

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.

  • 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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Patrick's Home Inspections
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keisha M.
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Patrick was a great home inspector. He was thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Patrick is passionate about his work and it shows in his quality of work. If you're looking for a home inspector in the Fredericksburg area, Patrick is your guy.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
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Professional work, great price, and quick response. JAMMS cleaned my fireplace and wood stove insert. Highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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Patrick did a fantastic job. He made special arrangements to come on a Sunday morning which he is typically off. He was there half an hour early. He did a through exterior and interior inspection and had the report ready by the afternoon. Would highly recommend him. I also added the radon test. I researched many home inspectors and choose Patrick because he was professional and explained to me the process. Many others when I called seemed to be too busy or are doing me a favor. And he was the opposite attentive and showed appreciation for my business. He did not deviate from what he described on the phone to when he did the inspection. If there was a 10 rating I would him 15. Thank you Patrick for a great job.

Nice Heating and Air
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth Rath Anthony
Verified review

NICE Home Services ensured the restoration/repair of my gas fireplace was done right! Their technicians are very competent, and yes 'nice'! They worked the visits to accommodate my work schedule. And to top it off left me a Holiday gift before they left. I highly recommend them and will use them again if needed!

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DuctClean1974
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee C.
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DuctClean1974 to clean and inspect my chimney and wood stove. They were prompt, curteous, professional, clean and thorough. I wanted a replacement chimeny cap because the one I had was missing some of the guard, and birds kept getting trapped inside, requiring rescue. They didn't have that size on their truck, but they came back and installed it later, without my needing to be there, and no additional trip charge. Highly recommended!

  • 1 year in business
  • 30 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!

DRO Services LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

He came to my soon to be new townhome (which was a little out of his way) and did an outstanding job. I got to walk through the home with him and he explained everything to me that was pointed out. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a professional honest home inspection.

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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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GRG quality Masonry Inc
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta R.
Verified review

The GRG Masonry team did an excellent job creating a brick hearth and repairing some brick and flagstone work in my front yard. They do quality work for a competitive price. I was impressed that they were able to find bricks that matched the original fireplace surround. I would contact them for future projects.

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My Guy Pest Professionals
4.8
from 99 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason C.
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We were very pleased with Les' service. His price was lower than the other quotes we received. He was patient with answering our questions ahead of his visit. He thoroughly inspected the whole home, finding a few things that our home inspector didn't alert us to. As new homeowners, Les gave us peace of mind that our worries would be taken care of. He filled holes, gave us helpful advice, and spayed to stop the bugs we had found. We will be calling him again, when needed.

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MSR Home Inspections LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daa'iyah C.
Verified review

MSR Home Inspectors is an excellent company. Mike was willing to work around my schedule. Anytime I called with questions he responded and took the time out of his day to explain things. I highly recommend him and will use his company again.

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.

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.

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.