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Boston Fireplace Inspectors

Browse these fireplace inspectors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boston.

  • 38 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
Simon H.
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Fireplace inspection. Everything was fine, and quick too.

Sam I Am
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Timely. Did a great job. Hung my TV over a complex fireplace after another company told me it wasn’t easily possible.

5 Star Ventilation
4.5
from 66 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas J.
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Excellent service - everything was explained on the phone before the appointment, including the cost. Pete showed up on time and was personable and very knowledgable. The service was very professional and I will definitely continue to use 5 Star Ventilation to maintain our fireplace and chimney.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce P.
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Justin did a veneer fireplace/chimney surround that was 16' high. He was very professional, responsive and prompt during the whole project. He also was very proactive in communicating with his schedule and plans. I definitely would hire him again and would recommend him.

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S.Doyle Restoration
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay H.
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Stephen repointed my main chimney completely and also repaired and mortared a secondary fireplace chimney. He also patched a foundation window that I hadn’t realized needed minor repair. Very personable, hard working and professional. Very reasonable pricing also. Well worth it.

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Sherman Inspection Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
May W.
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He did his job well and efficiently. He arrived early and started to look around the exterior of the condo building. His report was hand written on a pre-printed form, which was different from some of the inspectors who provided a typed extended report with photos. The advantage of working with him was that I obtained the report at the end of the inspection without waiting for a couple of days. It fit my tight timeline well. He definitely provided great services for the price.

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Millyard Home Inspection
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cory B.
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I'm a homeowner and wanted to ensure there were no surprises when I sell my house. Dan Lombardo couldn't have been more pleasant to deal with from start to finish. He explained things to me as we moved along. He took his time and was very thorough. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable and honest home inspector. Thank you Mr. Lombardo!

Emi Ferreira Masonry
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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Emi Masonry by far and without a dought is the most professional company ive ever delt with, from meeting the owner for a quote and idea's to starting and finishing the job, best quality and work ethic one could hope for when hiring someone, Mr Ferreira asked that we put our confidence in him to let him choose the style of fireplace for our home, and this is what happened, truly amazing, the gift that this gentleman has, thank you Emi Masonry, we couldn't be any happier

  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
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Mark was on time and prepared to do the work contracted for. He gave a full report of the condition of the chimney and also cleaned the fireplace when he was finished

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Donna T.
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As a Realtor for 18 years I've worked with dozens of home inspectors and I have to say that Sue is excellent at what she does. Not only is she extremely responsive, she accommodates every buyers and/or sellers schedules within the necessary timelines. She educates her clients as she inspects and makes the process not only interesting but fun. My clients love her knowledge, professionalism and sense of humor but more important that she can relate to all types of people and properties.

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
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Bruno tiled my fireplace and hearth. He was very professional, on time, performed quality work, and was a very reasonable price.

Future of Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Joel W.
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I used Thumbtack and got 5 responses to my request to have an interior chimney removed. Future of Construction was one of 3 who came to my home and made a bid. His bid was reasonable and his approach was friendly and responsive. He came exactly when he said he would for the bid and to start the project. He responded quickly to emailed questions. He worked alone on the chimney removal. He set up for the work carefully and thoughtfully. He was prepared to protect other items in the room and in the house from the dust generated. His patch work on the ceiling opening was well done. The chimney was removed down to the floor without damage to surrounding pipes. The cleanup was thorough. Adam did an outstanding job on my chimney removal project.

Hillard Mechanical
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sergio O.
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I hired Ron to convert an old oil-based heating system to a tankless gas-based hot water/heating system. I just can say the job was done to perfection !!! He did the job in 2-1/2 days, including the removal of the old boiler, water tank and oil tanks. The piping routes were very well laid-out to minimize changes in the old system. He obtained all necessary permits from City Hall, got clearance from the city inspector, gave me a rebate form for the heater had a very reasonable price for the job.

Flynn Pest Control Inc.
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan K.
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We hired Flynn to treat a bedbug problem. They sent out an inspector who was timely, professional and friendly. He evaluated the problem, designed two treatment solutions then walked us through them both. We ended up going with the heat treatment which was very effective. I will recommend Flynn Pest Control to anyone who wants fairly-priced, professional and prompt service. They were a pleasure to work with!

Ulinski Masonry
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott D.
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Best masonry company out there, provided excellent service and quality craftsmanship, the stonework on our fireplace looks fabulous, highly recommend!!

Kennedy Masonry
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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Shawn fixed the interior of my fireplace. He replaced some of the cracked firebricks, installed a new metal clean out trap door and repointed the joints. He called the same day I inquired, called when he said he would and arrived when he said he would. He quoted me a fair price, cleaned things up before he left. Great Experience.

HomeTeam Inspection Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
DIANE D.
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I have been using home inspectors for 16 years and this is by far the most efficient company I have used. A no nonsense approach with a team of professionals the inspection was done in an hour and a half. The detailed report was easy to read and understand for my first time buyers. I will continue to use this company in the future!

John's Home Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
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I had a flood in a second floor kitchen of a two family home. The tenant lives on the 1st floor and suffered a ceiling collapse and water damage to the kitchen floor. Yikes!! Wait there's more! This could and should've been a not so challenging repair until my town building inspector showed up for lack of permits on the behalf of the demo company. Long story short my 100 + yr old home now had to be upgraded before being re-inspected. I hired John as my General Contractor and in addition to providing a great plumber and plasterers he himself is a carpentry magician and made magic out of bad and unforseen challenges like old knob and tubing and corrective framing and other issues. It was due to his vast wisdom and experience that I was able to get through this nightmare without spending a kings ransom and still retain quality and inspection satisfactory work. He's seen alot so he knew how to problem solve and work miracles.

G&W Painting & Masonry
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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Great Job building a stone fireplace ~5ft x 10ft high... Looks awesome - tons of compliments and a lot of hard work went into it..

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    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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