The online world is wonderful for looking up any bit of information you may need on a moment’s notice, but the wealth of options it offers can also be a bit overwhelming at times. If you’re looking for a chimney company you can depend on for the long haul, it can be a time-consuming and tiring process to search through all of the potential choices out there. Luckily, we have some tips to make the process go a bit smoother for you!
Look For Certifications
When searching for a professional to sweep, inspect or repair your chimney make sure you choose wisely. Not all chimney companies are the same. Not all sweeps or technicians have the same training or education. There are a wide array of organizations and nonprofits that we can depend on for educational opportunities, training experiences, and certifications. The CSIA and the NFI are both very well-known in the industry and they have set high standards for what it takes to become a qualified licensed sweep/technician. We’re happy to say we’ve been certified by both of them!
A company that doesn’t employ certified sweeps/technicians hasn’t displayed the dedication and commitment necessary to get the job done to the best of their ability. When you hire us, you can rest easy knowing a CSIA certified sweep is on the job! We’ll be up to date on all of the latest tools and technologies in the trade, so you know you’re getting the best care possible. We care about getting things done right the first time!
Browse Online Reviews & Testimonials
It’s easier than ever to check multiple websites for reviews and first-hand experiences on how a company does business. Use these to your advantage! See what others in the area have to say about the company you’re looking into, and note whether or not the experience was positive or negative. You can also check up on how management handled any negative reviews, as this is a good reflection on how they will treat you, should any mishaps occur.
While you’re at it, you can look into whether or not there are any unresolved complaints filed with the city, state, or Better Business Bureau. While we have an A+ rating with the BBB, we can’t say the same for everyone else. Also, check and make sure they have the necessary home improvement license.
How Long Have They Been In Business?
The length of time a company has been in business says a lot about them. After all, there’s a reason people keep turning to them time and time again, and a place that has remained in good standing for years has to be doing something right! This is also a good indication that their work stands the test of time, as years later people still seem to be satisfied with a job well done.
Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County has been around since 1978, meaning we’ve been sweeping, inspecting, repairing and providing any and all of your venting and chimney needs for 40 solid years – and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon! We’ve seen the same friendly faces for decades now, and we love that there are so many homeowners throughout the area that we now consider family. Join them today by setting up an inspection with us!