Many fireplace owners like to get their chimney maintenance done in the summer so that, come fall, they are all set and ready to light a fire on that first chilly evening. Unfortunately, many homeowners are so eager to get this task crossed off of their to-do list that they hire the first company they come across or the one that’s closest to their home, which can lead to some disastrous results in the end.
Hiring a qualified and experienced team is so important, as subpar work can lead to some dangerous scenarios. If any creosote or debris is left behind, for example, your chances of experiencing a chimney fire will increase dramatically. Also, if cracks, gaps, and other damages are not properly addressed, you could find yourself with poisonous gases (or even flames) inside your home.
In the end, it’s always better to do your research and find a well-established, highly-ranked team of experts that can provide you with the best results possible. So, how can you tell which company to trust and which to not? We’ve listed a few things to look out for.
Check For Certifications
One thing to watch out for is whether or not they are certified. In the chimney sweep industry, holding a CSIA certification is important, and if the crew you hire doesn’t have one, it’s safe to say the job won’t get done as well. The CSIA is a non-profit organization that specializes in training and educating sweeps on all of the ins and outs of fireplace safety. Trust us – if you want things done as safely and as efficiently as possible, hiring a CSIA certified sweep is a must!
It’s also important to make sure they are licensed, insured, and associated with reputable organizations like the National Chimney Sweep Guild. These things show that the company you’re hiring puts effort into staying on top of any new techniques and procedures, and that they always keep their customers best interests at heart. At Ashbusters, we’ve got all of these bases covered, and we’ve won multiple awards, too, so you can bet your always in good hands with us. Ask us about our credentials today!
Look Up Reviews
Reviews and testimonials say a lot about a company, and in this day and age it’s easier than ever to check how well businesses rank online. All in all, it never hurts to check out other customers’ experiences to see if the team you hire might be a good fit or not.
We’re highly rated on sites like Google, HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, Facebook, and more, and we love hearing back from our customer base, whether the reviews are good or bad. Regardless of what you have to say, we’re eager to learn and grow, and we’re always happy to follow up on any inquiries or areas of concern. Check us out online today!
Are Photos/Videos Of Staff & Past Work Available?
If you explore a chimney company’s website, only to find no reviews, videos, or photos, it can be challenging to know exactly what you are working with or what to expect. That’s why we have videos throughout our site that you can check out, so you know exactly what to expect when you hire us for the job. We’re also more than happy to provide pictures of our past work, so you will have no reservations making an appointment with our crew. And we’ve even been featured on Property Brothers, so you can bet there’s proof of our excellence out there!
All in all, we want you to go into this process feeling confident and free of stress. When you hire us, you can rest easy knowing the job will always get done right – we have the documentation to prove it!
We’re Happy To Travel To You!
The best part of getting chimney and fireplace work done is distance is never an issue you have to feel concerned about. Just find a reliable team to hire, and they’ll come out to you! This gives you freedom to search near and far for the team that is best suited to your specific needs. At Ashbusters, we travel to various counties throughout East Tennessee, and we encourage you to check out our location page if you’re not sure if we can get to you (but chances are, we can)!
There’s no doubt that we’re the best of the best, and we would love the opportunity to prove ourselves to you. Reach out now to make your appointment, so that we have plenty of time to address repairs and do a sweeping before your burning season kicks off this fall. We’re excited to serve you soon!