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    Outstanding work, great service, and extremely reliable!!

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    Keith and crew came to do some warranty work.
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    Robert Katz
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    Ageless chimney answered the phone on the first ring and was able to come to... read more

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    Never again will I look elsewhere for a good chimney service! Sherwood Adams was at... read more

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    Professional, quick and informative! We needed a chimney cleaning and after reviewing a few companies... read more

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    Patrick M.
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    We chose them for some paving work we wanted done and we're very happy we... read more

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    Highly recommend Ageless chimney. They were polite, professional and got the job done in one... read more

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    Vanessa P.
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    Called Ageless Chimney to get a free estimate on our damaged and old chimney. They... read more

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    Marilyn L.
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    Nick and his crew were professional and kind with my elderly mother and myself. Nick... read more

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    Alesya N.
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    Had the pleasure of meeting Bob this week to fix our chimney which had no... read more

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    Would highly recommend this company. They had excellent customer service! From the beginning phone call... read more

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    Adrienne Testa
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    Honest, professional and willing to answer question. I took a shot with this company, when... read more

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    Everything about this company was very professional beginning with the friendly receptionist in the office.... read more

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    I had this company come by and fix my chimney. The owner Bobby is a... read more

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    I've been meaning to write this review for a while!

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    Doug D.
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    Bob and his staff were amazing. They came on time did all the work mentioned... read more

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    Trevor Carlo
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    Had a chimney sweep done along with a cap put on my chimney. They... read more

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    These guys cleaned our chimney, fixed issues we were having with it (we just bought... read more

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    Alex B.
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    I had several reviews for a cap, new lining and a cleaning. Keith gave us... read more

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    These guys were great! They did a beautiful job of fixing our stoop, driveway and... read more

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    Lisa A.
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    I called on an emergency basis and Nick came right away to look at the... read more

    Paul K. Avatar
    Paul K.
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    Best Chimney service around they showed up on time and work was outstanding installed a... read more

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    Steven F.
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    Very Impressed! Showed up on time, gave me a great warranty and worked their A......... read more

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    Gina C.
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    I had called Ageless Chimney because we had a leak into our attic from the... read more

    Alexandra H. Avatar
    Alexandra H.
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    We had our fireplace partially demolished and rebuilt. Found this company on Yelp. They did... read more

    Rachel C. Avatar
    Rachel C.
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    Had a chimney sweep done along with a cap put on my chimney. They were... read more

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    Aaron Gelbman
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    I don't think there's a better Chimney service on Long Island. Bobby and Sherwood are... read more

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    S. Young
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    Great customer service!!! They were very professional and did a great job on my fireplace.... read more

    Joseph Sorce Avatar
    Joseph Sorce
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    Bobby and Sherwood came to our house in Massapequa after my wife and I had... read more

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    Joe M.
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    We hired Ageless chimney because we had rotted out mortar and damaged brick on our... read more

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    ira goldberg
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    The best honest chimney company around. Didn't try and sell me . Just came by... read more

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    A must hire. I have yet to see this level of commitment to achieve... read more

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    Michael Carbone
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    I have used ageless Chiminey for numerous jobs at my home, as well I have... read more

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    Ageless Chimney was one of three estimates sought, and I'm glad that I chose them.... read more

    Joseph S. Avatar
    Joseph S.
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    I was having a boiler installed and my boiler guy said that we need somebody... read more

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    Adam Goldfarb
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    Ageless Masonry put a patio of Cambridge pavers in my backyard and I couldn’t be... read more

    Christian G. Avatar
    Christian G.
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    My chimney recently got damaged by superstorm sandy. I gave ageless chimney a call after... read more

    Cheryl Hirsch Avatar
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    I called this company because my boiler kept shutting and my oil guy said it... read more

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    Daniel L.
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    I had another chimney company come over to inspect my chimney on my new home.... read more

    Bill S. Avatar
    Bill S.
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    I highly recommend these guys. (Bob/Christian)They came right on time and were extremely neat and... read more

    Frank C. Avatar
    Frank C.
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    This contractor is legit. Right from the phone call to the installation. The receptionist scheduled... read more

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    Robyn A.
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    They did an awesome job. I had about 8 different companies come to give me... read more

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    Wen R.
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    Excellent work, Masonry and concrete look beautiful! Great crew, reliable and really nice as... read more

    Patrick G. Avatar
    Patrick G.
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    I needed a chimney service, and read the glowing reviews of Ageless Chimney here on... read more

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    Melissa J.
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    I would really give them three stars but they got the extra star because they... read more

    Marie M. Avatar
    Marie M.
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    ageless chimney is very professional and on track. They worked deligently until the job... read more

    Jimmy H. Avatar
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    I was in need of custom chimney cap, and luckily I found Ageless Chimney on... read more

  • Lolly G. Avatar
    Lolly G.
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    We called Ageless Chimney last fall after reading their excellent reviews. They gave us their... read more

    Paul P. Avatar
    Paul P.
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    We called Ageless Chimney because we were not happy with the company we had used... read more

    Don R. Avatar
    Don R.
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    I Call this company to take my chimney down and rebuild it..they gave me a... read more

  • Nick C. Avatar
    Nick C.
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    I can't say enough about this company. They gave us a reasonably priced estimate and... read more

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    Julieann C.
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    This Chimney company is reliable! Sherwood(owner) and one other guy showed up at the time... read more

    Howard N. Avatar
    Howard N.
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    While having my heating system serviced by Master Plumbing they called my attention to a... read more

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    Isabel F.
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    Our oil company came to do the annual boiler cleaning and said there was a... read more

    Ron G. Avatar
    Ron G.
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    Ageless Chimney was just at my house an did a great job repairing and cleaning... read more

    Noah R. Avatar
    Noah R.
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    The guys are awesome! Perfect work, very trustworthy and gives chimney repair a good... read more

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    A M.
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    Had a basic chimney inspection and cleaning. Showed up on time cleaned chimney and... read more

    Chuck F. Avatar
    Chuck F.
    4 star rating
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    Great job! Thank you.
    Only issue was confirming appointment time. They were supposed to call me...
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    Libby L. Avatar
    Libby L.
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    Mike, Greg, and Danielle were wonderfully helpful! They were super responsive. Danielle was very organized... read more

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    Amanda M.
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    I highly recommend Ageless Chimney. During the assessment, Nick took his time explaining the issues... read more

    Anie G. Avatar
    Anie G.
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    This company is awesome. They cleaned my chimney, fully lined it, laid a piece of... read more

    Michael Mantione Avatar
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    Wanted to take a few minutes to pass along my experience with Ageless Chimney….my mother... read more

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    Scott M. Rosenberg
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    Very professional. I thought our chimney was clogged, and called hoping they could come... read more

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    M W.
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    Great service! The doctor of chimneys came to the rescue! Keith provided excellent service for... read more

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    From sheryl ,to their professional answering service,they came ,gave a competive estimate,and completed the work... read more

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    Roberta R.
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    We just had Ageless Chimney replace our chimney liner. They were very professional from the... read more

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    Joanne I.
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    I highly recommend this company, Ageless Chimney. The guys were expert in identifying the problems... read more

    Melissa C. Avatar
    Melissa C.
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    Just had Ageless (Nick and Brian) come and install a new chimney liner and chimney... read more

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    The staff arrived during the timeframe that was stated. I originally asked for chimney and... read more

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    Andy P.
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    I had a minor roof leak around the chimney. I called Ageless Chimney to give... read more

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    Kevin F.
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    Had Ageless come back to give me an estimate on a new bluestone stoop and... read more

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    Stacey B.
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    Would highly recommend this company. They had excellent customer service! From the beginning phone call... read more

    Tara J. Avatar
    Tara J.
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    Bobby did a fantastic job and explained to my husband everything that he was doing.... read more

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    Adam G.
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    Ageless Masonry put a patio of Cambridge pavers in my backyard and I couldn't be... read more

CHIMNEY MAINTENANCE: BASIC GUIDELINES

When it comes to taking care of your fireplace and chimney, there are plenty of do’s and don’ts that you should know about. But what about the basics of proper chimney upkeep? While we suggest that you always stick with a professional chimney sweep, Ageless Chimney also thinks it is a good idea to have some of your own knowledge on hand. Read on for some tips about chimney cleaning and chimney upkeep that you can practice to avoid costly chimney repairs!

What Type of Chimney do You Have?

Not all chimneys are created equal! Being aware of what type of chimney you have will help you when you are trying to keep your chimney and fireplace working their best. There are three main types of chimneys. They are:

  • Single-Walled Metal: These are usually found in older homes and look like a thin metal pipe that sticks up from the roof. They also have a round top.
  • Masonry: Masonry chimneys are considered to be the safest for the home. Masonry chimneys are standard brick and come with a liner pre-installed to make sure all smoke is vented properly.
  • Prefabricated Metal: These are chimneys that are made out of metal and are usually found in commercial buildings.

Check Your Flue Regularly

The flue is the venting system for your chimney. It is basically a pipe found on the interior of your chimney liner that allows smoke and the other gasses that build up during the course of the fire to safely exit your home. It is very important that you check it regularly. If your room gets a bit too smoky during a fire, you may need to get your flue cleared. You should also make sure that your flue is always open prior to starting a fire.

Make Sure You Have a Chimney Liner

Chimney liners protect your home from the heat and flammable materials produced by a fire. In unlined chimneys, the heat of a fire can rise too quickly and cause nearby belongings to catch flame. Liners provide an extra barrier.

If you plan to purchase a chimney liner, size is the most important element. A properly-sized liner will effectively allow combustible materials to safely exit your home. However if it is too large or small, there is a greater chance for a buildup of carbon monoxide.

Put a Cap On Your Chimney

One of the easiest, and affordable, elements to your chimney maintenance is a chimney cap. Chimney caps are vented pieces of metal that sit inside the top of your chimney and prevent unwanted materials from coming inside your fireplace, while still letting the smoke escape. Chimney caps also keep heavy rains from seeping down inside your chimney and potentially causing leaks. They are also great for keeping animals from nesting inside your fireplace during the colder months.

As always when hiring for a job, you want to make sure that your chimney sweep comes with glowing references. However, you’ll also want to check that he or she carries the proper insurance. Doing so could save you from financial responsibility in the event of a fall or other work-related accident.

Clear Your Hearth Regularly

It is always a good idea to keep your hearth clean, but not just for aesthetic reasons. Before you decide to light a nice warm fire, be sure to move any valuable items from the mantle. Fire can be unpredictable, so it is smart to clear the hearth of anything that could light on fire. This also prevents and unwanted debris going up into the chimney.

Buy The Right Detectors

Sometimes you may not now if there is unwanted debris or smoke coming into your home from the chimney. One of the best things you can do to keep informed of any toxic smoke is to have your home equipped with proper smoke detectors. Always be sure that you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed. While having a fire going is very pleasant, the safety of you and your loved ones is paramount!

Ageless Chimney is considered one of the best chimney companies Long Island has to offer. Why? Because we care about the warmth and safety of your home. If you would like any more tips on routine chimney maintenance, call us for a free estimate today!