chimney cleaninig

Maine, United States   

Just want to know how much it is for a chimney cleaning


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by Oliver Beauchemin | September 14, 2015
Waterville, VT

This is a question that people frequently ask at

Consider someone who lives in California where there are earthquakes or quake tremors. Bricks falling into the chimney as a result will take longer to remove…and thus the cost of chimney cleaning is greater.

Consider the state of Maine where woodstoves are used frequently…even on a daily basis…for household heat. The chimney cleaning requirements are likewise different from my next example.

Someone living in Arizona where a fireplace is used only on festive holidays is likely to spend less on chimney cleaning.

All of that said, any of the conditions can change and the cost can go up or down. There is no universal, standard price for cleaning a chimney.

Call your local chimney sweep and ask for an estimate and you will likely be told that the chimney sweep must perform a chimney check or inspection. This is not a put-off. This is because conditions vary widely among homeowner use of a chimney.

by ChimneyChick | September 14, 2015 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

As this is not a Price Regulated Trade [unlike Auto repair services, who follow a set rule set of prices] it is difficult to answer this question as each company will set their own prices depending on the type of service they provide and their level of expertise.
You may pay more for a full Certified Sweep but they are well worth the expense.
your best bet is to call your local companies, ask the pertinent questions, describe your heating unit and chimney and get their estimate directly.

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