Avoid Chimney Repair Scams

Homeowners have a lot to deal with when it comes to home upkeep. There is lawn maintenance, keeping appliances running smoothly, replacing furnace filters regularly, and more. Many of these tasks can be performed by the homeowner. But in some cases, especially when it comes to chimneys, professional chimney inspections and repairs are essential. How do you know which company to choose? And how do you know if they are reputable?

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Another thing to be wary of is high-pressure sales. Door-to-door sales or telemarking calls can still be a legitimate way to drum up business today but in most cases, this has become a tell-tale .

Likewise, if a company is pressuring you to take their contract on the spot so they can get started right away, take a step back. Reputable companies will understand that you want to consider your options before signing on.

Possible scam #2: no insurance or licensing

One of the first things you should check for when researching a chimney company is insurance. They should always carry insurance to cover themselves, their employees, and your property from accidental injury or damage.

Additionally, a reputable chimney repair company will also have professional licensing or CSIA certification and be able to provide you with this information when requested. This will give you peace of mind as a homeowner that the technicians are well-qualified for the job.

All technicians at Chimney Solutions, LLC are certified by the CSIA and are members of the NCSG.

Possible scam #3: payment in full before work begins

It’s entirely reasonable for a chimney repair company to charge a service call fee though some companies will add this back into your estimate should you choose to work with them. This covers their time and gas money while responding to your call. They may also require a deposit to get started but full payment isn’t due until the job is completed.

A company that is likely to scam you out of your hard-earned money will require full payment up front and then you’ll never see them again. Requiring the full amount before any work begins is a pretty big red flag to steer clear of.

Possible scam #4: unable or unwilling to provide references

If a company is unable or unwilling to provide you with references or customer reviews of their business, this is a glaring sign to say thank you and end the call. A professional chimney repair company should come to your service call with references in hand and be happy to provide you with more info when requested. Additionally, you can perform a little legwork of your own by searching for the company name online or crowdsourcing your social media channels.

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A little research and proactive awareness of scams can save you a lot of headaches in the long run. One last red flag to be on the lookout for is the willingness to answer questions about your project. If the company is hesitant or doesn’t seem knowledgeable, this is your sign.

Our staff is more than willing to answer any questions you may have and provide you with additional details. If you need a qualified chimney repair company, simply contact Chimney Solutions, LLC by calling 317-757-6979 or complete our contact form.

Our Service Area
If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area.

Our Training & Memberships Keep Us Informed & Knowledgeable

We believe that education and ongoing training is important, which is why we continuously invest in ourselves and our team to deliver better service to you. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) – certified and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so whenever advancements are made within the industry, we’re among the first to know about it. When you work with Chimney Solutions, you can expect the latest information and the most advanced services and techniques. We strive to exceed expectations on every job from a routine chimney sweep and chimney cleaning to a full chimney restoration.

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If you’re ready to speak with a knowledgeable and friendly team member or would like to request an appointment with one of our experienced technicians, give us a call.

We’re committed to providing the best service possible and look forward to serving you and your family, year after year. Call 317-757-6979 to get started! >>