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Consumer Alert!
BEWARE OF CHIMNEY SWEEP/RELINE SCAM!


Residents across America are being solicited by telemarketers from out of state with a classic "bait and switch scheme", luring homeowners in with a low price for basic services and then finding an urgent and expensive repair. For more information on this growing problem, Read this article published in the New York Times. Only hire trained, Montana licensed, and insured Chimney Sweeps with references from legitimate and happy customers! Inspect your chimneys annually and sweep your chimney as necessary per the recommendation of the National Fire Protection Association, the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and Big Sky Chimney.


What To Look For When Hiring A Chimney Sweep Company

In the age of fly by night contractors checking out the credibility of who you bring into your home is critical. The chimney sweep business is particularly susceptible to fly by night contractors because of the low cost of entry into the business. Make sure you check the length of time they have been in business and that they have all the proper insurance needed. See if they have any references in your neighborhood.


There are several easy ways to check the credibility of any company. First try the Better Business Bureau (BBB of E. Washington, N. Idaho & Montana) they have a user friendly website or call (509)-455-4200. If the company is not listed with them, they must be new. Big Sky Chimney is listed with an A+ rating. Otherwise, you can find all pertinent information there including any complaints that they may have against them. Angie’s List is also a great place for checking the credibility of chimney sweep companies in the Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky, and West Yellowstone, Montana areas. Angie’s List provides reports from consumers that critique the services that were performed by individual companies and rate them from A-D.


Big Sky Chimney was firest established with a Montana business License in 2001. We train and educate all of our chimney technicians to NFPA Code 211, and provide CSIA training. They know all the proper codes and clearance for residential dwelling and can indentify unsafe conditions. We care about our reputation and handle all customer concerns with utmost care. Why look any further - CALL THE BEST! 406-995-3385

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