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,ยท (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/

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