We all like to save money and are always looking for ways to cut back on costs. You may have seen companies advertise chimney cleaning services at surprisingly low prices; however, you should be careful about these advertising claims. Many times, these companies do not employ any certified chimney technicians, and your chimney may not be completely cleaned or safe to use afterwards. These companies also use cheap prices to lure in customers that they can try to scam by saying they need to perform chimney repairs that are not really necessary. This is why you should always look for certified chimney sweeps when you hire someone to do this annual maintenance task. Here at Ace Chimney Sweeps, we have chimney technicians who have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the National Fire Institute (NFI), and the Fireplace Investigation Research and Education Service (F.I.R.E.). Our chimney sweeps have been educated and trained on all aspects of chimney and fireplace maintenance, installation, and repair work. You can count on our sweeps to provide professional and honest service while placing your safety as a top priority. To help you see the value of a certified chimney sweep, we would like to give you a couple of ideas about what can happen when you choose to not hire a CSIA-certified chimney sweep.

A certified chimney sweep will never try to scare you into making unnecessary chimney repairs.

The Value of a Certified Chimney Sweep - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney SweepsAlthough it is hard to believe anyone would use safety as a way to manipulate someone into spending money, studies have shown that people have spent money on chimney repairs that they did not need because the technician used a scare tactic. A common scare tactic used by disreputable chimney companies is to tell customers that their lives are in serious and immediate danger of a carbon monoxide leak. Often, repairmen will claim that an extra vent is needed for safety reasons. No one wants to put his family in danger, so many times, people go along with the repairman and have the vent installed, even when it is unnecessary. You will never have to worry about dealing with scare tactics when you choose Ace Chimney Sweeps for your chimney maintenance and repair needs. When our sweeps sign the CSIA Code of Ethics, we pledge to always be honest in all business dealings.

A certified chimney sweep works for an established business.

At Ace Chimney Sweeps, we have heard stories about shady chimney companies who regularly change their names, addresses, and phone numbers to avoid customer complaints. We have had customers who hired a non-certified chimney sweep with cheap chimney cleaning offers, only to end up with expensive bills on unnecessary repairs. Some of these dishonest chimney sweeps will even order parts for you that you will never receive. When you attempt to track down the company to find out where your missing chimney cap could be, you discover that the phone number has been disconnected, and the company has basically disappeared. This is why it is so important to go with an established chimney company like Ace Chimney Sweeps that only hires certified chimney sweeps.

Did you know the majority of chimney service scam artists in America are located in the Northeast? Don’t fall for unbelievable pricing and offers when it comes to chimney services. Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to learn more about the value of a certified chimney sweep.