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How much do chimney & fireplace cleaning services typically cost?

  • Ashburn, VA Average
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  • Typical Range
    $129 - $340
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $995

If your chimney is damaged, it could be dangerous to use your fireplace. Problems with the chimney could lead to everything from carbon monoxide entering the home to a potential house fire. There are a variety of issues that can indicate your chimney is damaged. Some of these include:

  • Visible cracks in the exterior masonry
  • Missing or eroding mortar in the joints
  • Water entering the chimney
  • Rust in the firebox or on the damper
  • A build-up of soot

An inspection by a reputable chimney sweep and repair company near you can help identify and fix problems before they become disasters. Enter your zip code and let HomeAdvisor connect you with chimney repair services in your area who can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are symptoms of a problem with my chimney?

Here are a few signs you should hire a professional to come take a look at the integrity of your chimney.

  • Moisture-damaged drywall or wallpaper near the chimney
  • Pieces of tile or masonry that fall into the fireplace
  • Any cracks or rust in, around, or on the chimney
  • Smoke that doesn't go where it's supposed to
  • Any water or other debris in the area

I need my chimney repaired. How much does it cost?

It typically costs between $160 and $810 to repair a chimney. Costs can vary widely depending on the severity of the damage. Here are common repairs and costs:

  • Chimney sweeping: $100 - $300. Annual sweeping significantly reduces the risk of fire.
  • Water leaks: $150 - $350. Prevents mold and wood rot from settling in.
  • Cracks: $175 - $3,000. Waiting to fix chimney cracks increases price.
  • Crown repair: $150 - $300. Keeps pests and rain from getting in.
  • Chimney rebuild: $10,000.

What questions should I ask when hiring a chimney repair service?

  • Do you have a license?
  • Does your company have insurance?
  • Is your staff certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)?
  • Will you capture video during your inspection?
  • How long will I wait for your report?

How long should I expect a chimney repair to take?

It takes between 30 and 60 minutes on average to clean a chimney. More significant repairs will take longer, like the removal of pests. Your pro should provide an expected timeline to you.