Benefits of a Second Opinion on Chimney Repair Work
Whether you’re filing a claim through your homeowner’s insurance or paying directly to have your chimney repaired, it can be highly beneficial to get a second opinion on the work that needs to be done.
Chimney Saver Solutions of Richmond, VA, regularly provides qualified, no-cost second opinions and estimates for homeowners throughout our service area. Here’s how we can help you.
What a Second Opinion Might Tell You
Homeowner’s insurance carriers require you to get several estimates for chimney repair work they’ll be paying for. Even if you’re self-paying, second opinions are just smart business.
An appraisal from one of our certified chimney experts could make you aware of several things in your original estimate such as:
Price too high: It’s hard to tell if the original price is extreme until you have something to compare it to.
Price too low: Inexperienced chimney companies often come in with a very low price – and their work may reflect this.
Unnecessary repair tasks: Chimney repairs can involve many tasks, but you never want to pay for any that aren’t absolutely necessary.
Omitted tasks: In trying to keep costs at rock bottom and get your business, a repair company may not include all the tasks required to correctly solve your problem.
Our team is happy to provide a second opinion on any chimney repair estimate you’ve received – and we will never charge you for this service. Additionally, you won’t be obligated to hire us now or in the future.
Chimney Repair by Licensed, Experienced Professionals
If you do choose to hire us to repair your chimney as part of a homeowner’s insurance claim or your own self-pay project, you can count on our many years of experience and commitment to absolute customer satisfaction with every job.
A partial list of our chimney repair services includes:
- Brick repair and replacement
- Full and partial chimney rebuilding
- Tuckpointing to replace missing mortar sections
- Flue liner repair and installation
- Leaky chimney diagnosis and repair
- Drafting/venting issue resolution
- Chimney crown, chimney cap and chimney flashing repair
- Smoke chamber parging
- Firebox repair
- Fireplace damper repair and replacement
- Masonry waterproofing
What You Can Do for Your Chimney
The best chimney repairs are the ones that never have to happen. By taking the three steps below, you’ll greatly reduce the likelihood of your chimney ever being seriously damaged because of neglect.
- Schedule annual chimney inspections
Our chimney inspectors know how to find even the smallest signs of damage and malfunction in chimney systems. By getting “minor” problems taken care of early, you’ll prevent major problems down the line.
- Keep your chimney clean
Chimney Saver Solutions’ certified chimney sweeps have the equipment and hands-on training to safely remove flammable creosote and drafting obstructions from your chimney flue. Annual chimney cleaning removes the built-up creosote that’s responsible for most chimney fires.
- Get repairs done when needed
The majority of all complex chimney damage started as minor problems that grew larger through neglect. It’s always best to have any damage to your chimney structure or its components repaired as quickly as possible.
Get a Qualified Second Opinion on Chimney Repairs
We’re available year-round to take a close look at your chimney repair estimate and your chimney system and give you our opinion on what’s needed to restore your chimney to safety and top performance. Call us at
(804) 440-5000 and ask for your no-cost, no-obligation second opinion today.