Unfortunately, in this day and age, scam artists are abundant. These types of people will do or say just about anything to earn a quick buck, and they do not hesitate to recommend products or services you don’t actually need. Scam artists are in every industry, and they can sometimes be found in the chimney repair business. So how can you tell who is honest from who is trying to pull a fast one? As a licensed and insured chimney repair company serving Ramsey, we have a few tips on what you should look for when hiring a reputable chimney repair company.
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One of the biggest things you need to look out for when hiring a chimney repair company is whether or not that company is licensed to work in your state. Finding out generally only requires a phone call to your state’s department of labor or licensing. You can inquire about the chimney repair company to make sure they have all of the required licenses to perform the work. Some states do not require licenses to do this kind of work, so another avenue is to see if the company is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (Guardian Chimney is!).
You can also go online and search for the company’s name. Do any scam reports come up under that business’ name and address? Are there any online reviews that you can read – positive or negative? Even if the chimney repair company is legitimate, sometimes too many negative reviews can mean that company might not be your best choice.
Along the same line, ask for and check references. Do a bit of research on the chimney repair company and make sure previous customers were happy with their work.
Finally, do not allow heavy-handed sales people to pressure you into repairs or products you are not sure about. Get a few bids or estimates and do some research before signing on the dotted line. This is also a good time to check to make sure the company is insured as they claim to be.
Do you need professional and honest chimney repair in Ramsey? Call Guardian Chimney at 888-688-1388 or you can Contact Us.