Don't Let This Chimney Scam Happen To You
We try very hard at Always Affordable Chimney to provide exceptional service to all our clients. Unfortunately the chimney service industry on Long Island has received some bad press due to a few unscrupulous characters that charged for work and either never showed up to do the job or just did part of the job. The truth is that my company and most other reputable Long Island chimney companies are fair and honest and perform the work at fair and honest prices. We do not want a small group of criminals giving the rest of us hard working businessmen a bad name.
Beware of this Chimney Scam
Incomplete Liner Installation: Unfortunately, I recently was called to a home where the homeowner smelled fumes inside the home. Upon my arrival they explained that they had the terracotta chimney liner that came with the home replaced with a stainless steel chimney liner about 6 months prior. They were unable to get in touch with the 'company' that performed the installation and I was recommended to them by a friend.
Hanging off of a commercial building in Manhattan can sometimes be scary, but I was terrified and ashamed to be in this business when I inspected this homeowners chimney. The company had indeed removed the original liner and replaced just the top and bottom of the chimney flue with the stainless steel liner. 80% of the entire length of the flue was empty and unprotected. See Video Below:
If you are reading about this scam or have just watched the video, you should not be alarmed. If you are in need of a chimney service company there are many reputable businesses on Long Island you could call. I am a bit biased and would prefer that you call Always Affordable Chimney but as long as you are dealing with a reputable company that puts their clients and their families health first, then you should be fine.
Remember: You really should have your chimney inspected on a regular basis. Contact us today to learn more about our array of chimney services. Give us a call at 855-244-6880 to schedule your chimney inspection.
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Always Affordable Chimney, Inc.
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