Chimney Scams Long Island

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.

Trying Hard to Earn Your Trust and Your Business,

Tommy Reek
Owner & Operator
Always Affordable Chimney, Inc.
Licensed & Insured

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What Our Clients Are Saying!

Marissa M., Coram, NY

You have very professional and polite service men! They gave me some helpful tips about how to use my fireplace and really educated me about the chimney cleaning process.

Annette R., West Islip, NY

Thanks for completing the job. By the way, I've already been referring you to friends. Your service techs were the most professional vendors I've had at my house in so long. It was a pleasure doing business with you. The stainless steel liner you installed was so inexpensive compared to the other two estimates I had. Thank you for your honesty.

Pat T., Uniondale, NY

I would highly recommend Always Affordable Chimney. They were very honest and cooperative. I am going through a divorce and had to wait months for my ex’s contribution and Tommy was more than patient and understanding. The work was done efficiently, neatly and to the highest level of quality. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

Satisfied Customer - Shane

These guys are great. The owner knows what it takes to get a job done. I had numerous issues and he found solutions, stuck with them and made it happen all while checking in on any of my concerns. I rarely come across anyone I would recommend to friends – I would sing this company's praises. From Tom and his intelligent crew to his wonderful office coordinator Justine (very professional and friendly), they came prepared, were considerate of my property, and did a fantastic job. They seem to love their work, go figure. Top of the line!

Maria E., Bay Shore

Thank you Tom for your exceptional job & advice at my Bay Shore home. I would have wasted a lot of money, time, & material if I listened to previous chimney companies. You're an angel!