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Philadelphia Chimney Inspectors

Browse these chimney inspectors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia.

  • 35 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
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We are new to this area and first time home buyers, therefore we did quite a bit of research to determine the best inspection company for the price. We called multiple inspectors and finally found Eagle Eye. When we called, John himself answered the phone and was very friendly to talk to, professional and very knowledgeable. We called on a Thursday and set up the inspection for Saturday morning, another plus with eagle eye is the weekend inspections! His prices are the most reasonable we found and he well exceeded our expectations! He made sure to inspect every last inch of the house before he signed his name to the report and then sent a very detailed report to us and our realtor with precise comments and corresponding photos. There was no doubt we were in the best hands with John and would give him a glowing recommendation to anyone!!!

TAF Construction, Inc.
4.5
from 43 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Bob J.
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Repaired chimney stucco. Great job east to work with. Bob J

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D E Bailey construction LLC
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paris L.
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Couldn't have been happier, these guys did a very professional job removing a chimney which was leaning over dangerously. They took great care not to damage any other structures. Thank you!

  • 34 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Blanche A.
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They arrived on time and immediately addressed the problem with our heater. A part had to be ordered but after a day the part arrived he fixed it in a jiffy. I plan to hire him for electrical work in the near future

Kelly Home Services, LLC
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Anne M.
Verified review

Excellent service by Doug Kelly. Needed chimney inspection & cleaning. Arrived promptly at scheduled time, described exactly what he would do, made sure there was no soot, and cleaned up. He was friendly & professional. Have scheduled additional work with him in the fall. Would highly recommend his services!

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ABC Home Inspections LLC
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven B.
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Have used other home inspectors on commercial evaluations. This inspection was far more thorough and the turn around was one day. Will be my first choice for my next inspection!

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  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Jimmy W.
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Chris is a good inspector. He explained what you need and how to correct the problems. He answered all the questions I asked and gave me advices. I recommend him for people who is looking for an inspector to inspect their house.

Everest Inspections
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ingrid F.
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David inspected a home I was interested in purchasing last year. I've never seen a home inspector go above and beyond the way that he did. There was no ladder to reach the roof access hatch in a hallway in the house. I was satisfied because the roof looked almost new from the outside. David was obsessed with seeing it for himself. He took off his shoes and, using the walls, climbed up into the attic like a monkey. Well, he found patches all over, serious moisture, signs of leaks and evidence that the existing shingles were laid on top of the old roof. Next, the crawlspace access panels were buried in dirt. David got a shovel from his truck, dug one out and belly crawled through the mud, spider webs, etc. under the house to give me a thorough report of that situation. His diligence totally changed my offer on the house. The estate was asking 400k for the property. After David's report, they let it go for 195k. He truly loves his job. Cannot recommend him enough. You will learn EVERYTHING about the property.

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Unique J.
Verified review

These guys responded to me right away. They came out the next day and did a excellent job. My husband had some questions about some work that they said we needed done and he was able to call them hours later and they helped him out without any problems. We will be using them for all of our future chimney work

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Foundation Home Inspections
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany P.
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Bill is methodical, professional, and communicates clearly. The report he delivered was thorough, well-written, and educational. The process of hiring him was well-organized and clear. Bill uses technology efficiently to support his business. My husband and I will hire Bill in the future. We will absolutely recommend Foundations Home Inspections to any of our friends/acquaintances who are in the market for Bill's services.

  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Denise J.
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My new chimney looks awesome Big Mike was a pleasure to work with.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madeline S.
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I am pleased to say I will be giving this company a 4 star rating. I've dealt with several chimney repair companies and never have I crossed with one that actually would complete the work with such diligence until I received services from All Season. They were very clean with their work,and had great time management. Previous to them starting work,I received a detailed explanation of how and what would be done to fix my issues,as well as photos. I am highly satisfied with the work that was done,such a professional company with reasonable pricing. 10/10 would recommend them to anybody.

J. Miller contracting
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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Had a great expierence with j.miller contracting. He installed a chimney liner, and coated my flat roof. Very professional, clean, and fairy priced. I highly recommend using j.miller contracting.

Chimney Elves
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert E.
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This was my first time using this app. Chimney Elves were the first ones to respond. Mark arrived right on time, explained what he was going to do, covered the area and got to work. The cleaning and inspection took about a hour and a half. He cleaned up afterwards and didn’t leave a trace. Mark was professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. He showed photos of future problems but was honest and stated that repairs wouldn’t be needed for years. I’ve been dealing with different types of contractors for the past several months but Mark was a pleasant surprise. I will be using Chimney Elves every year.

Dobbins Home Inspection
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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Very responsive and reliable inspector. Willing to go out of the way to meet customer needs.

J and R Construction
2.3
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We take our time and do the job right the first time. We do not leave you in the dark. We take the time to show you what we do every step of the way.

Shumock Masonry Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
    Michele P.
    Verified review

    Recently we had our chimney remediated and had the thorolastic coating applied. We were very pleased with the result. In fact, we will employ Shumock Masonry to restucco and apply the thorolastic coating to the remainder of our home. Mark and his team were professional, very clean and were enjoyable to work with. I would highly recommend them.

    • 1 year in business
    About

    We do ALL chimney work for cheap prices. We also do many other things such as painting, concrete work etc.

    • 27 years in business
    About

    I have been serving Chester County since 1991. I clean and repair chimney, stucco, dryer vent, gutter, and many more!

    About

    We provide professional chimney cleaning, repairs, and inspections by licensed experts. We also clean wood stove and insert service, heater flues, caps, liners, parts, and replacements. We make sure smoking problems are solved and chimney leaks are stopped. Ashes Away is family-owned and operated since 1960. We are the cleanest, most prompt, and professional service providers you could ever want working for you! We have Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (C-DET) cleaning and repairing any residential or commercial dryer venting system. Call Ashes Away today for a quick, reliable, and professional service.

    About

    We offer chimney maintenance, restoration, rebuilding, and building. Hearth appliances/accessories are serviced, sold and installed. We do chimney reliving, and leaky chimneys are fixed.

    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 get a house appraised and inspected?

    Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

    If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

    • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
    • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
    • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
      • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
      • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
      • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
    • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

    How long does it take to do a home inspection?

    On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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