Temps are dropping, snow is falling, and creating a warm and cozy environment at home is top of mind for many.
If you are thinking about fixing up your fireplace (or purchasing one), you’re not alone. Check out these Yelp stats:
- Searches and review mentions of “chimney masonry” is up +253% in the last 1 year and up +377% in the last 2 years
- “chimney masonry” is up +306% in the last 1 month and up +274% in the last 2 months
- The top states searching “chimney masonry” are: MA & PA
- “chimney sweeps” category quote requests were up +33% year-over-year in September
- “fireplace” is up +98% in the last 1 month and up +107% in the last 2 months
- The states searching “fireplace” the most are: NE & WA
That’s a lot of searches! Whether you have a fireplace in your home that might need some TLC or are in the market to buy one, there are plenty of services on Yelp that will make sparks fly (literally).
Before you settle in with a mug of hot cocoa and a good book, you might want to make sure that your fireplace is ready to roar.
You can find the following categories related to fireplace and fireplace repair on Yelp:
- Chimney Sweeps
- Fire Protection Services
- Fireplace Services
Once you’ve landed on the right business, you can search the Yelp listing for a variety of services that the business offers:
Many businesses will have Yelp’s Request a Quote feature on their Yelp listing which helps make finding the right business even easier! After requesting a quote from one business, Yelp will suggest up to 10 other similar businesses in your area that you can send the same request to.
Maybe it’s been a few years since you last lit your fireplace, or you recently moved into a new home. Here are some common areas of repair that we’ve seen on Yelp. Keep safety top of mind, and don’t hesitate to call a professional to make sure that your chimney is in tip top shape.
Chimney sweeping and cleaning
“Dan arrived ahead of schedule and never grew impatient with our incessant questions and requests. He made sure that our fireplace area was protected and covered our floors with drop cloths to contain any messes. He took his time clearing out the massive squirrel nest in our smoke shelf. Now that’s called service! He even spent a significant amount of time answering questions after he finished the sweep.” — Yelper Sadiya A.
Chimney Clean Company — San Jose, CA
Check the chimney cap
“Unfortunately procrastination got the best of me and several months went by without installing a chimney cap. After some nagging by my spouse, I requested a quote via Yelp at 10:17pm and received a response from Curtis 4 minutes later stating he could be out the next day! Curtis just installed the chimney cap and even took the time to explain how the previously installed damper worked since I wasn’t there when he installed it.” — Yelper Matt W.
Chim Chim Cheroo — Laveen, AZ
Fix the damper
“This family owned business is wonderful. They are very professional, reasonably priced and did a great job. My property is over 100 years old…and the handle on my damper was broken. They went above & beyond to find a replacement handle for me.” — Yelper Elaine F.
Cinderfella Chimney Sweep — Evergreen Park, IL
Maintain the brickwork
‘The quote he gave me for a roofline chimney rebuild (new bricks, flashing, and cap built up from the roof) was very reasonable and competitive. Kenny was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process – very communicative and responsive, a hard worker, a kind person, and a true craftsman – couldn’t ask for anything more! And my chimney looks incredible – I am thrilled with the result. ” — Yelper Sara K.
Five Star Chimney & Masonry — De Moines, WA
Cracks in the flue
“I received 3 quotes and Dave’s chimney provided the best value for the money. I got a new liner for my furnace flue, and a sweep on my fireplace flue. I needed new brickwork, a new crown, a new course of bricks, and added a new cap as well. Essentially it was an entire redo of the chimney.” — Yelper Bill G.
Dave’s Chimney Service — Methuen, MA
Don’t have a fireplace and want one? Or want to get a snazzy new one? Check out this Yelp Collection of 15 businesses that specialize in fireplace retail or open the Yelp app to find a local business offering fireplace repair or sales near you !