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Chimney Cleaner

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Chimney Cleaner, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Chimney Cleaner commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Chimney Cleaner? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Chimney Cleaner - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service at a fair price?Find a Chimney Cleaner that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Chimney Cleaner prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service?Most Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Chimney Cleaner ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Chimney Cleaner.
Do I need to use a licensed Chimney Cleaner for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Chimney Cleaner for my project?Your Chimney Cleaner should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Chimney Cleaner need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Service.

Chimney Cleaner - Services

A Chimney Cleaner can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Chimney Sweeping And Maintenance Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Chimney Cleaner - Finding and Hiring

Not every Chimney Cleaner has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Chimney Cleaner matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Chimney Cleaner to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Chimney Cleaner - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Chimney Cleaner. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Chimney Cleaner. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Chimney Cleaner's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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