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Minneapolis Chimney Professionals

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

  • 27 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Richard P.
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We had our chimney swept today. Fast, efficient and on time - actually was available a little earlier than scheduled. I will definately use them again the next time I need my chimney cleaned.

Able Chimney Sweeps
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Mike was organized, punctual, and very professional. His work was of excellent quality, and he explained all the process and the reasons behind it. He'll be the one taking care of our chimney from now on.

  • 4 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
BobTT G.
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Did good job of cleaning chimney, identifying problems, and answering questions.

Top Pro
  • 33 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan S.
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Would recommend Mara Furnace to anyone looking to have their ducts or chimney cleaned. Pricing is straightforward and reasonable. Quality of work is excellent

  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Sean P.
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Z was always answering my phone calls and quickly returning my messages. He was on time, and delivered the quality I expected at a fair price. He was also quickly available! Thanks Z, I'll be seeing you on the next job.

UBL Masonry LLC.
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
David J.
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Joe was fantastic to work with. When he came over for the estimate, he was the only person who thoroughly explained his process for rebuilding my chimney; Joe was the only contractor that I met with that convinced me of the value to his work before he even did anything. Joe showed up when he said he would show up, and he communicated every step of this project clearly. If any changes to our agreed plan came about, he asked for my input before he moved forward. In the end, Joe's craftsmanship, professionalism and work ethic were outstanding. We were so happy with our new chimney, and would recommend UBL Masonry to anyone who'd ask me.

  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ian Y.
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They did a great job finishing my chimney with thin brick. Ryan was very thorough and professional through the quoting process. The project encountered some difficulty with weather conditions, but they were good about dealing with the unexpected. The finished product looks very nice and high quality.

Behrant Miller
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch S.
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Working with Behrant was a pleasure. We had messaged one another the same night I sent out my request for pricing and within two days he stopped by to do the work. He went above and beyond repairing a few damaged CMU block for my garage foundation and concrete slab. He also repaired the mortar on my brick chimney on my house. While doing the initial repairs it was discovered that the previous homeowner had caulked the brick and then in areas patched over it with mortar. Behrant brought this to my attention noting it should be addressed and included photos and a plan to come back an additional afternoon to repair the remainder of the chimney. He finished all of this work in a timely matter, went above his original scope of work, and his pricing was very fair and competitive. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and neighbors!

Shafranski Building Services
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
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Zach not only did our front and back concrete stoops but also put a fence up for us and fixed our chimney. He did a great job for all 3 projects and also charged a great price. He also got the job done in the time period and the price he quoted. We will definitely use him again. If you need a reference Zach has our info.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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I worked with Joseph at Guardian Chimney when I need the chimney on my 1927 bungalow restored. I couldn’t be happier with the service! They are very responsive with communication, happy to answer any questions, scheduling service was a breeze and they do great work! I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for any of your chimney restoration or maintenance needs. - Steven Strache

Midwest Home Services Inc.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Doni A.
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These professionals responded in a very timely manner and began trouble-shooting our problem over the phone. We will take the first suggestion that we can actually do ourselves and if we still have a problem with our chimney, we will call them back. We could tell that they had that intuitive knowledge that only comes with many years of experience in the business.

D P Masonry
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan O.
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Dennis was fantastic to work with during the entire process. He was very easy to contact and made the quoting process easy. The end result was a beautiful new chimney that replaced a crumbling old one. We are very happy with the end result and were glad to work with Dennis who made the entire process a breeze.

Stone Creations
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Chimney Repair. Corey was very knowledgeable, respectful and answered all of our questions before beginning the job. He did an excellent job and would not hesitate to share his name with family and friends. Above expectations were met and would hire him in a heartbeat!

Mary S.
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We needed to have wood siding replaced just around our chimney before finalizing the selling of our home. Chris provided an estimate and, due to our time constraint before our move, he agreed to come out and do it on a Saturday. Chris delivered the siding on Thursday so that we could paint the boards before putting them up. He took no payment upon delivery, just told us to pay when the job was complete. He came with Craig on Saturday at 7 and they were done before 4. They did an awesome job and were great to work with.

About

We clean all types of heating/cooling systems. We clean the most dryer vents in the state. We are locally owned and operated.

About

We are a family owned small business. We are a state licensed contractor and mechanically bonded. The work is performed by the owner. We offer free in home consultations. This allows for our customers to explain to us what they want. We are then able to customize a design plan for our customers that fits their individual needs.

About

We offer the following services: * custom fireplace designs * fireplace installation * fireplace service and repair * gas inserts * built-in cabinetry * chimney installation * mantel installation * wood to gas conversion * direct vent fireplace

About

2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. is a Chimney Sweep and Fireplace Maintenance Company Serving the Twin Cities, MN and the surrounding areas.

About

Our services include residential home inspections, home buyer inspections, and level 2 inspections for chimneys and fireplaces. We are the only home inspection company in the metro area that can offer a complete home inspection and fireplace inspection. We are NACHI-certified home inspectors and do CSIA-certified chimney sweep.

About

I have spent the last 13 years of my live studying under and working with my father learning everything I know about chimneys, masonry and quality craftsmanship. I have a family and I know how important it is to keep them safe and chimney fires happen all the time when they are not taken care of. I care about my clients and I love my work.

About

We do complete chimney repair and service. We are now offering free chimney waterproofing with every chimney repair. We do small repairs, complete rebuilds, cement crowns, tuck pointing, flue liner replacement, flashing, brick replacement, and expert brick matching. We have competitive pricing and fast friendly services. Call today for your free no obligation estimate.

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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