Frequently Ask Questions

It could range between $1,000-$30,000. Again, the price depends on how much work you need, the size of your chimney, the number of fireplaces or utility flues to be restored… and dozens of other factors.

The most common chimney problems are a result of cracks, whether in the bricks and mortar or in the crown. Chimney repairs average $200 – $400 and roughly $2,000 – $10,000 to replace completely.

Homeowners insurance typically covers chimney repairs if the damage is caused by a covered event, like a lightning strike or fire. However, chimneys that are damaged due to age or normal wear and tear would not be covered.

Fireplace installation costs between $100 and $5,600 depending on the type. The cost to install a gas fireplace is $2,300 to $4,000, a traditional wood-burning fireplace runs $1,900 to $3,300, and an electric fireplace costs $100 to $2,200. Building a masonry fireplace costs $3,500 to $5,600.

The cost of adding a fireplace to an existing home can be as low a few hundred bucks, and as high as around twenty-thousand dollars. Most projects of this type run around two thousand dollars for the pre-built unit, plus around five thousand more for the construction work it takes to install and build out the unit.

A homeowner can often recover over 100 percent of the expenses associated with adding a fireplace upon selling their home. According to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, adding a fireplace to home can increase the resale value of the home by as much as 6-12 percent.

once every year

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), fireplaces need to be cleaned once there is 1/8″ of creosote and/or soot buildup inside the chimney liner. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), all chimneys should be cleaned at least once every year, regardless.

A chimney inspection typically costs $300 to $600, or $450 on average. Prices start at $100 for a basic visual inspection of an undamaged chimney with one flue. Costs can reach $5,000 if the chimney has structural damage that’s impossible to see without tearing down walls.

Pour two cups of vinegar over it and sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda and salt on them. Fill a tub with hot water and let the filters sit in the solution for 2 hours. Rinse them with clean water and wipe clean afterwards.

Here are our top 9 Signs that Your Chimney Needs to Be Cleaned:

  1. Oily Spots on the Walls of Your Fireplace.
  2. Poorly Burning Fires.
  3. Odors Coming from the Fireplace.
  4. Animals are Inside Your Chimney.
  5. Smoke Doesn’t Rise Up the Chimney.
  6. Fires are Difficult to Get Started.
  7. Chimney Soot is Falling from the Chimney.

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