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Old 10-09-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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So my wife and I bought a house that came with a fireplace. The previous owner didn't know much about it and via research I think it's a Heatilator wood-burning fireplace. Since the previous owner didn't use the fireplace, I'm thinking it needs to be looked at, make sure there's no obstructions in the chimney, etc. Anybody know a good outfit to do this sort of thing?
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Chimney Sweeps are not regulated by the state and as such just about anyone can claim to be one. Many are incompetent and others (unfortunately) are just plain dishonest. A good sweep will clean the chimney and then use a camera to check for any defects. I would strongly recommend that you find someone who is a member of the Chimney Sweep Guild.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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I have used Robbie with Chimney Sweep-Fireplace Service - Raleigh - Durham NC - Mr. Smokestack in the past and have been very happy. Knew what he was talking about and did not try to upsell me on things.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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I have used 'Ashes to Ashes Chimney Sweeps' (919) 269-6643 and was very satisfied.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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We have used Flue and Flame out of Cary for several years now (919) 678-0088. We tried a few others but were not satisfied.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Carpenter Village, Cary
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We just used Mr. Smokestack and he was AWESOME. His customers service is superb. And the Irish accent is fun, too ;-). Robbie doesn't personally come out, but his customer service shines through and he has trained his workers very well.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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We've tried a whole bunch of them and this person seemed to know more about what he was doing, and did an extremely neat job.

He and his wife worked together.

I remember one guy actually climbed up on the roof and that worried me. These people did it all from inside. I will call them again for sure.

They do pressure washing and chimney cleaning.

American Home Services 919-418-7799
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Knightdale. NC
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Robbie (Mr. Smokestack) just expanded his service area to include Wilson after I asked about it, and we are really pleased with the work his people did and the professionalism they maintained. Highly recommend.

Dave


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We just used Mr. Smokestack and he was AWESOME. His customers service is superb. And the Irish accent is fun, too ;-). Robbie doesn't personally come out, but his customer service shines through and he has trained his workers very well.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: NC
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Bumping an old thread.

How much should I expect to pay for cleaning? We have wood burning fireplace with a single chimney, we have never used it nor plan to.

I suspect a bird nest in there so need it cleaned more so for that.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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$150-$200
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