Chimney Cleaning

Always Affordable Chimney Inc. is a top of the line chimney cleaning company serving Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area; including Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester. Our expert chimney sweeps use state-of-the-art equipment for the inspection and cleaning of all kinds of chimneys; including pellet, wood and gas-burning types.

During the sweeping of your system, we ensure that it’s in good working order. For the most part, we look for any problems that could prevent peak performance and recommend what is needed for your chimney system to burn cleanly and safely.

Important Information: At Always Affordable Chimney we understand that chimney cleaners have received a bad name in recent years, especially here on Long Island.  Some of the criticism is warranted but please don't let the safety of your family and the protection of your home go unchecked because of a few bad apples. Please review the content on this page and then come back and click the following link to learn more about the chimney cleaning business on Long Island.
Chimney Cleaning Service Long Island

Prevent Problems with Regular Chimney Inspections & Cleaning

The most cost-effective measure any homeowner can take is to prevent chimney problems before they happen. Whether you live on Long Island, in NYC, Westchester or a Brooklyn Brownstone, our chimney cleaning experts will help you avoid costly repairs with a thorough chimney inspection and cleaning. Annual inspections are critical for chimneys used regularly, but even if used occasionally, a chimney system should be routinely inspected and then cleaned when necessary.

At Always Affordable Chimney Inc., we perform a thorough chimney cleaning that includes the appliance, the necessary connecting pipe and the chimney itself.

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How Often Should A Chimney Be Professionally Cleaned

Chimney Cleaning With Creosite Sweeping Logs

Three Benefits of a Chimney Cleaning Company

Chimney Inspections and cleanings include:

  • Determine chimney integrity for all types of fuel.
  • Interior & exterior inspection and chimney cleaning.
  • Examining for early warning signs of trouble before it causes expensive damage.
  • Clearing of any obstructions.

The experts at Always Affordable Chimney have been described as above-reproach and our job sites are always left in perfect condition. That mess or damages!

Upon chimney inspection, some older chimneys may be candidates for a chimney liner replacement. We use video camera technology to video the length of your chimney liner and will present this video to the homeowner for his or her review. We often use stainless steel chimney liners and we are also certified to install FuranFlex Chimney lining systems. These new FuranFlex Chimney liners are most often used in Brownstones, multi-level homes with multiple fireplaces, and commercial buildings. This flexible tube can save the homeowner significant sheet-rock repair costs that are sometimes required when replacing old clay chimney liners that require direct access behind walls. Regardless of which chimney liner replacement is used, rest assured that the professionals at Always Affordable Chimney can handle all types of applications.

Click here to learn more about all the parts of your chimney and the importance of regular maintenance and cleaning.

Your Safety Must Be the Priority for a Chimney Cleaning Company

At Always Affordable Chimney, our service technician's goal is to aid in the prevention of fires related to fireplaces, wood stoves, gas and oil heating systems . . . and the chimneys that serve them. In addition to chimney cleaning and maintenance, we will evaluate the performance of all components, prescribe changes to improve safety and productivity, and provide information to our clients regarding their safe and efficient operation. We consider our chimney cleaning technicians to be "on-the-job fire prevention specialists."

We are constantly on the lookout for unsafe conditions that can cause home fires or threaten residents with dangerous or unhealthy indoor air quality.

How often should I have my chimney cleaned?

We recommend that most chimneys--even if they are only used occasionally--should be inspected at least once every year and cleaned to maintain safety and performance as warranted. A yearly inspection takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration or obstruction that could make your chimney unsafe.

Chimney Cleaning Long Island New York We are proud to receive a 2014 super service award for Chimney Sweep from Angie's List.

Chimney Cleaning Westchester

We are most proud of our Chimney Sweep and Cleaning award because it goes to the basis of what we represent and what our clients can expect. .When having your chimney and fireplace swept and/or inspected, you can always expect the highest level of service from Always Affordable Chimney. We are passionate about what we do and take pleasure in helping our neighbors. Our technicians will always greet you with a smile to discuss your goals and problems before beginning any work. We’ll also explain how our cleaning system works and how we prevent dust from spreading to your home. We will answer any questions you may have before we begin and provide a full explanation of services once completed.

Fireplace Cleaning

Keeping a clean fireplace is key to keeping your home and your family safe. Before the cold months begin, you should have your entire chimney and fireplace inspected by a professional. These professionals will clear your chimney of any debris from the previous winter season and get rid of any creosote build up which is a leading cause of chimney fires.Call Always Affordable Chimney today for all of your chimney and fireplace needs.

Chimney Fires in Long Island, New York City and Westchester

Although a chimney does add architectural appeal to your house, the actual function is to remove toxic gases from your fireplace. Because of this, the structure needs special care. Our professional chimney cleaning prevents a grimy chimney that could cause a fire, which is associated with loud cracking noise, dense smoke and a concentrated smell. Flames can even shoot from the top of the chimney.

But they could be less dramatic and not noticeable. A fire that burns slowly doesn’t receive enough air to be visible but the temperatures are higher and can cause just as much deterioration to the chimney structure. Regular chimney cleaning will prevent a serious fire.

While chimneys are there to remove smoke, gases, still fresh wood particles, hydro carbon and tar, a residue sticks to the inner wall of the chimney. This substance is very combustible. When too much builds up, the chimney is more susceptible to a fire. Other factors that will contribute include overloading the firebox with wood to get a longer burn time.

When a chimney fire occurs in a masonry chimney , the high temperatures can melt mortar, crack tiles and cause liners to collapse.

Warning signs

  • puffy residue
  • cracked or collapsed flue tiles
  • tiles with large pieces missing
  • discolored rain cap
  • damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney
  • residue flakes found on the roof or ground
  • roofing material damaged
  • cracks in exterior masonry material
  • smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners

A certified chimney sweep cleans and repairs whenever needed. You might need flue tiles replaced, a new liner system or an entire chimney rebuilt. Always Affordable Chimney will be at your service in Massapequa, Seaford, Wantagh, Suffolk, Nassau, Long Island New York or Westchester. Professional Long Island chimney cleaning will prevent severe fire damage.    

In addition to our chimney cleaning service, we offer a full line of liner replacement, tile knocking and repointing.

Annual Cleanings:  Always Affordable Chimney can thoroughly clean your chimney on a yearly basis to ensure that you avoid common chimney fires.  Not only do we properly sweep your chimney, we also make sure you have properly vented appliances to increase the longevity of your chimney and decrease the chances of chimney damage and fire.

Always Affordable Chimney is a full service chimney company. Our services are diverse and we are experienced in chimney cleaning, inspections, safety, repairs and maintenance. Please browse our website for more information. Click here to read our article about the importance of chimney flashing.

Chimney Cleaning Testimonials:

I just wanted to send a quick thank you to Tommy and his crew. I waited 4 days for my previous company to show up. When I finally gave up waiting, I called Always Affordable Chimney and within 3 hours the crew was here. They did an excellent job and I am happy to recommend them to my neighbors who are in need of chimney cleaning services.

- Steve P, Franklin Square Long Island

Only real issue with our new house was the chimney, which was in rough shape. I called Always Affordable Chimney late Friday afternoon and spoke with Chris who was very friendly on the phone. He told me they could send someone out first thing the next morning so it was a go.

Saturday morning the crew showed up (Tommy, Wilfredo and Nick) right on time as promised. They got right to work re-setting and re-pointing the loose bricks up top, and they told me they'd run to do some other jobs to give the concrete a chance to set then they'd be back to finish the job.

They came back a few hours later just as promised, after braving a snow storm up in Westchester and heavy rains down this way. They cleaned out the remains of the old clay liner which was completely disintegrated, installed a new stainless steel liner and tee which is guaranteed for life and brought back a custom stainless steel double cap for both flues. And these parts are guaranteed for the life of my house.

Real stand up guys, excellent service, very friendly and professional, and affordable. I think their quality and professionalism speaks for itself. If you ever need chimney cleaning services, this should be the first number you call.

- Jonathan S, Westbury, Long Island NY

We needed repointing done as many of the bricks were coming loose.  I was recommended by a friend to call Tommy Reek.  I couldn't be happier with his service. Great guy!

-Tim D, Farmingdale, Long Island NY

They came over and started the work at my house in Massapequa.  We also needed a chimney cleaning as it’s been filthy. The damper was replaced and a new chimney cap was installed. The fees were reasonable and the guys were professional and friendly.

- Brian R, Massapequa Long Island NY

So glad I found this chimney cleaning service! After speaking with a few different Nassau county businesses in the Massapequa, Seaford and Wantagh areas, I decided to go with Always Affordable. All the soot was cleared out and they didn’t make a mess. Aside from the cleaning itself, the crew is also good with chimney repair, as they fixed the flue and made it safe to use the fireplace!  

- Kathleen B, Seaford, Long Island NY


Thanks again to you and your crew. It is a pleasure knowing that my chimney cleaning is taken so seriously and performed professionally.  Have a great winter and see you next year.

- Bart J, Oyster Bay, Long Island

I never send thank you notes, but the gentlemen at this particular company truly deserve a note of sincere gratitude. I was in the process of selling my home and was awaitng the home inspector. He had been there the month before and saw that I had some loose chimney bricks.  I made an appointment with another chimney cleaning repair company on Long Island earlier in the week and twice they cancelled their appointment. 2 hours before the inspector was to arrive I called Always Affordable and spoke to the owner Tommy. Within 40 minutes I was looking at him doing the repair on my roof. Unbelievable service and an extremely nice guy. Highly recommend. 

- Martin G. Plainview, NY

We are centrally located in beautiful Massapequa, NY, and service all of Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County),
New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island) and Westchester.