Allied Chimney of Long Island Warns Against Chimney Cleaning Scams

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Homeowners should perform due diligence to ensure the service provider is reputable.

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Allied Chimney of Long Island Warns Against Chimney Cleaning Scams.

Allied Roofing & Chimney, a fully licensed and insured roofing and chimney service company serving the Long Island and New York City communities, stresses that all homeowners looking to get their chimney and home heating systems winterized seek out licensed, insured and bonded companies to avoid the preponderance of scams being committed.

Homeowners searching the web for chimney cleaning services would be advised to search ‘chimney cleaning scams’ to get a full understanding of what pitfalls could befall them as they prepare their residence’s for the coming winter months. A Google search of the term “chimney cleaning scam warnings 2013” performed by the marketing team at Allied Roofing & Chimney brought back over 30 pages of results, signaling that the various laws on the books are doing little to deter disreputable companies from targeting the home owning public.

Each year, warnings are issued by the Better Business Bureau and the Departments of Consumer Affairs at state and local levels and the team at Allied Roofing & Chimney recommends that consumers pay heed to these warnings. Especially important is to never pay for unauthorized work, which purportedly has been done and never succumb to high-pressure tactics in paying the bill. The purveyors of scams, especially ones involving services that are critical to the health of your home and family, will try scare tactics to get you to engage them.

Allied Roofing & Chimney recommend that consumer follow the recommendations published by The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) on how to hire a chimney sweep. The institute suggests asking how long has the chimney sweeping company been in business, does the company offer current references, does the company have unresolved complaints filed within the city or state consumer protection agency or Better Business Bureau and does the company or individual carry a valid business liability insurance policy to protect your home and furnishings against accidents?

Allied Roofing & Chimney is committed to providing the highest quality roofing and chimney services to the Long Island and New York City regions. The owner of Allied is always on every job making sure that it runs smooth; ensuring that every customer feels at ease by educating them of any problems they may have with their chimney. Possessing several years of experience, the team at Allied Roofing & Chimney and has seen it all so when it comes to chimney sweeps, chimney liners and cleaning there is no better name in the industry other than Allied. Allied Roofing & Chimney has locations in Freeport and Brooklyn and can be reached at 1-800-641-9080 or via their website at

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