Why Hire an Experienced Chimney Sweep?
The chimney services industry is not highly regulated. This means that anyone can provide chimney sweep, repair and maintenance services. If you live in Morris County, New Jersey, or Fairfield County, Connecticut, you have a wide range of chimney service providers to choose from. National Chimney Service is here to give you some advice on choosing the right one.
First, Chimney Experience
20+ Years of Experience makes us the best choice.
At National Chimney Service, learning and training are part of our ongoing daily work. Our technicians learn hands-on about the many elements of chimney venting, fire safety, cleaning equipment, repair methods, diagnostic techniques and much more.
We’ve been in business for 20+ years, providing extensive service throughout Morris and Fairfield counties. Any chimney company you’re considering hiring should have some “time in the ranks” to demonstrate they can back up their work with quality and experience.
Licensed Chimney Sweeps
Another important factor is licensing. Most “fly-by-night” chimney workers don’t take the time or go to the expense of being professionally licensed. While licensing doesn’t indicate the experience level of a technician, it does indicate that the technician (or company) is serious about their work and business.
Chimney Company Insurance
This is very important: never allow anyone to work on your chimney if they’re not fully insured. Most credible chimney sweeps carry full insurance, but there may be some who don’t. These individuals can inadvertently cause major problems during a chimney sweep job that you, the homeowner, will be left to deal with if the worker isn’t insured.
Before hiring a chimney sweep, confirm that they’re both licensed and insured.
Other Considerations when Hiring a Chimney Sweep
Beyond experience and good reviews, licensing and insurance, here are some other considerations:
Check several chimney professional’s references
A reputable chimney sweep company will be happy to share names and contact info of customers they’ve performed chimney services for.
Look at the company’s website
See what the company has to say about itself on its website. They should list their services and talk about them in a way you can understand. Many sites have testimonials you can review.
Talk with friends and neighbors about positive chimney crew experiences
Probably the best references for a chimney sweep will be from people you know who have used the company. You’ll get honest feedback without the hype that sometimes gets into anonymous online reviews.
Talk with the chimney technician
Have a conversation with the chimney sweep and see how you feel about working with this individual. You can learn a lot from a simple few minutes on the phone or in person.
Hire the Best
Of course, we want you to hire our chimney sweep crew for all your chimney cleaning, inspections and repair work. But even if you don’t hire us, we want you to hire somebody who’s going to do the job right and help you keep your chimney safe and efficient.
If you have a smelly chimney, need an inspection, or repair, our chimney sweeps are always available in NJ (973) 270-9295 or in CT (203) 614-9765.
National Chimney Service covers Morris County NJ and Fairfield County CT, including Greenwich CT, Rockaway NJ, Bridgeport CT, Jefferson NJ, and all other communities in between.