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Murrysville Chimney Professionals

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

Maxwell Remodeling
4.7
from 74 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
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Frank Maxwell performed a roof/chimney repair for me. I got a prompt response, fair price, and good work. I would definitely use Frank Maxwell Remodeling again.

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Harrington Masonry
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Tara T.
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Dan was so wonderful to work with. He worked around our schedule, took immense care to keep our home clean as he worked, and went above and beyond to match his repair work on our chimney to the existing brick and mortar. We were so pleased with the end result and how pleasant he was to work with. We would definitely recommend him and hope to hire him again for other projects.

ATBHD Construcion
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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We had Ernest conduct an inspection and cleaning of our fire place / chimney. We are first time customers. He was very professional and courteous. He communicated well before and during the work. We knew what to expect and he did not try to "sell us" any additional services we did not need. The actual cleaning of the chimney was excellent with no issues or concerns with his performance. It had been a few years since we had the chimney cleaned so we knew it was going to be a messy chore. He did a great job and we will have him back next year!

J Metz Masonry
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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Hired for a chimney repointing & crowning job. Very happy with the results & work done by Mr Metz.

  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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Repointed my chimney and replaced the cap. Showed up on time, did a nice job, very easy to work with, and reasonably priced. Would definitely use again.

Chimney Doctor
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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We had Randy and Zach come out and reline our chimney after having a flue fire.  They handled everything including the insurance paper work.  We will have them back to clean every fire season.  

Hilesmasonry
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lenny M.
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Did a great job on putting my new chimney.. does great work dont mess around. I had two masonary jobs done and i wish i would of got him to do it cause the work ethic and quality of the work is unbelievable.. thanks for doing my chimney and doing such a great job

MGS Contracting
2.3
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hugh R.
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I posted an ad to Craigslist for what I thought was going to be flashing repair to a chimney, turns out the entire side of the roof I could not view was in terrible shape. Needed to be replaced. MGC contacted me and I recieved a bid from them and about 5 other companies. What sold me on what they do is I paid for my materials with no markup and labor cost was well in line with industry for my area, but the hook was the ability to communicate. Gema and Scott know that communication is the fabric to weaving a good business and a solid deal/experience for the customer. I have already reffered them to a close family member as well as having them back to do a 4" plumbing stack conversion from cast to ABS. The job they did on my first roof was outstanding work and super clean after the entire roof was torn off. 14 sq of shingles later its beautiful. They also capped a pigeon box that flashing had come off on and secured the gutters better as well as cleaned them out. I own 12 rental homes at this time and I KNOW I will be using them again in the future.

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We do advanced chimney cleaning, stainless steel liners installed, masonry repairs, chimney fire restoration, masonry restoration, stainless steel rain cap, dampers, and red tags for blocked flues. We are a full-service chimney company. We are CSIA-certified, members of the BBB with an A+ rating, and fully insured.

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Because we offer the best customer service in the area. All work is guaranteed. We offer the most experience also in the region with 27 years experience. Established in 1982.

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The following are offered: * brick replacement and repointing * lintel replacement * glass block * cultured stone * pressure washing * chimney repair

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Chimney & Fireplace Restoration provides services for the following: * chimney caps * dampers * masonry * flashing * waterproofing * insurance claims * dryer vent cleaning * home improvement * chimney relining * red tag repair One call absolutely does it all.

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We at Advance Chimney Sweeps would like to take the opportunity to thank you for visiting our website. You have just located one of the most qualified and experienced chimney companies in the region. We have been sweeping chimneys since 1996 and have been in over 30,000 homes since our inception. Address: 6315 Forbes Ave, Suite 204 Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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I offer the following: Roofing. Chimney lining. Chimney caps. Asphalt roofing. Chimney repointing. Chimney cleaning. Chimney rebuilding. Wood burners. Fireplace inserts. Stainless steel liners. Stainless steel caps.

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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