Monday, February 15, 2010
Beware of Chimney Sweep Telemarketers
Well the thieves & bandits are at it again. I went to inspect a chimney on Maple Ave North in Westport today. The homeowner
had recently hired a 'chimney sweep' from Long Island to clean her fireplace flue at a deeply discounted price. She was left
uneasy by his super fast cleaning job and hard sell of additional repair services. Sure enough, her instincts were right.
When I got there I found the fireplace flue was loaded with dangerous creosote deposits - it had barely been brushed out at
all! Please beware of this scam. If a company calls to say they will be in the neighborhood and can clean your chimney for
a low price, don't be fooled! If a company tells you repair work is required you should get at least one more opinion/quote.
This is about more than being ripped off financially - it's about fire hazards and the safety of your family!
11:10 pm est
August West Chimney, LLC
Family owned and operated since 1973!
If your chimney is in:
Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Redding, or Easton CT,
Please call us in Weston at
(Please note, these are the only 5 towns we serve)
If your house is in Wilton, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, or New Canaan, please
call James Flint at
Our Services Include:
- Fireplace Flue Cleanings
and Furnace Flue Cleanings
- Woodstove Flue Cleanings
(only certain types of installations)
- Damper and Cap Repairs / Replacements
- Diagnosis and Repair of Smokey/Smelly Chimneys
- Flue Liners Restored/Replaced
of Exterior Bricks and Chimney Crowns
- Good, Sound
Advice based on common sense and extensive experience
If you would like an estimate, please give us a call or fill out the form on the
Request an Estimate page.
|As bricks age, they become more porous...
|We can protect these aging bricks from the ravages of moisture!