Hiring a Mason for Chimney Repairs & Rebuilding
Have you noticed water leaking inside the flue or that portions of your chimney have deteriorated? Or, has a chimney sweep identified some structural issues inside the chimney during a recent inspection that need to be repaired? If so, you’re probably wondering who is qualified to make the repairs, and how much will it cost. But when shopping around for chimney repairs, you should stick with hiring a local mason with extensive chimney experience for providing quality chimney repairs and rebuilding in Louisville.
Skills and Experience
When hiring a chimney mason for your home in Louisville, experience is important. Masonry is a skill that takes time to master. The main function of your chimney is to prevent smoke, toxic fumes and contaminants from entering your living space. An inexperienced or unqualified contractor who makes improper or subpar masonry repairs, can cause further structural or venting issues. This can increase the risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning putting the safety of your home and family in danger. Not to mention the additional costs of hiring someone else to fix a poor repair job.
Training and Certification
All of the Chimney Sweeps at Louisville Chimney Service are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This is your assurance that our chimney technicians have the training and demonstrated competency to perform chimney inspections, cleanings and repairs. In addition to abiding by a strict code of ethics, a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® must take continuing education courses every three years to maintain their credential. Homeowners should ask to see their CSIA credential before allowing any contractor to perform chimney repairs.
Licensed and Insured
Chimney repairs can be dangerous work. Masons need to work in tight spaces and often must climb on the roof for repairs. When hiring a mason for chimney repairs or rebuilding, its important that the company you hire is licensed and insured. This protects homeowners from liability in the event a contractor causes property damage or is injured on the property. Otherwise, the homeowner may be liable for any damage or injury an uninsured worker sustains. Louisville Chimney Service is Licensed and Insured.
Avoid Chimney Repair Scams
Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous contractors claiming to be experts in chimney repairs that are scamming homeowners. They often knock on the door pointing out a potential chimney problem and offer to repair it for a very low price. Sometimes repairs are not even made. Often the homeowner doesn’t even find out until it rains or the next inspection that the chimney repair was shoddy.
Contact Louisville Chimney Service for any type of chimney repair or rebuilding. We’ll give you a fair, honest and reliable written estimate for quality workmanship by our team of highly skilled masons.