A company for chimney sweeping and repair?

chimneys silhouetted by Flickr jayneanddVal asks via Twitter:

Ok, so thinking ahead, I don't see an Ask AOA on chimney sweeps. I'd love a name of someone in Alb who cleans & does masonry.

This may sound like one of those jobs from 1890 or something (and, you know, it was... and it wasn't also chim chim cher-ee). But it can be important for a modern chimney that still gets used. Residue builds up over time and it can be a safety issue.

So... got a suggestion for Val? Please share.

photo: Flickr user jayneandd (cc)

Comments

Peter Looker at 399-7118 did a great job, he was quick, showed up on time and wore a stove pipe hat.

Matchless Stove & Chimney at 693 Route 9W, Glenmont,· (518) 463-2085, have been great for all our fireplace and chimney needs. Very courteous and prompt owners and staff.

Country Chimney Sweeps is the BEST around. Tom offers GREAT service at a fair price. He can be reached at 732-2824 and here is the link to his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Country-Sweeps-Chimney-Service/112521918909518

Gary Menia at United Specialists has a reputation as the "gold standard" in this area. When I needed a chimney repair he was significantly more knowledgeable and up-front about my options than the other companies I got quotes from, and his workers did a fine job.

I recommend Jeff from Northeastern Masonry. He cleaned my chimney last Thursday. He arrived on time, the cleaning took 20 minutes, he was friendly and professional and left my living room clean. He even smiled at my Mary Poppins joke. http://www.northeasternchimney.com/

Windswept Chimney Service out of Scotia! The owner is a CSIA Certified Sweep (www.csia.org) and they have been in business since 1986. They are thorough, educated and neat and clean!

I'll second Peter Looker--my parents have used him for well over a decade and he'll be coming to clean the chimney at my new house soon (a house warming gift from my parents)!

Northeastern Chimney replaced our chimney from the roofline up as well as the liner shortly after we bought our house. They did a fine, fast job and and the price seemed reasonable to me for the amount of work involved.

http://northeasternchimney.com/

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (WTF), from Presidents Day,... (more)

Gawking at the ceiling of the Smith Building

As we've noted before, the Smith Building stands across from the Capitol all buttoned up and dressed for work its quietly tasteful way for work.... (more)

Big downtown residential project approved (again), street ownership intrigue, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Moose spotting

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is doing another aerial survey of the moose population in the Adirondack Park. And, of course, there are... (more)

Morning Blend

Jay Street fire inspection trial Thursday included testimony from former residents of the 104 Jay St apartment building, one who told the court upkeep of... (more)

Recent Comments

The current property has been for sale for nearly 15 years. The owners are getting out of the Bowling business, it's happened all over the region. There's a buyer, and the city must evaluate the opportunity cost doing nothing. ...

The week ahead

...has 1 comment, most recently from Tess

Gawking at the ceiling of the Smith Building

...has 4 comments, most recently from Sean

Big downtown residential project approved (again), street ownership intrigue, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 3 comments, most recently from Ian Benjamin

No one asked, but...

...has 10 comments, most recently from Taylor

Moose spotting

...has 1 comment, most recently from mg