COVID-19 RESPONDSE AND PREPARDNESS
Smoke Alert takes the Pandemic very seriously and is taking all precautions possible to prevent the spread of the virus. All technicians are wearing P100 filtered respirators which prevent 99.7% of transfer while in the home. Our technicians will also always wear fresh gloves. At this time we are considered "essential services" which is why we are still in operation. We appreciate your continued support through this tough time.
Owned and Operated by Firefighters
Smoke Alert has been in business since 2010 and we are very proud of the fact that fire safety is our top priority. Our mission is to provide superior service at reasonable prices to help save lives. Our main services are chimney sweeping and dryer vent cleaning, but every service visit also includes a free home fire safety check. Our certified technicians who are also firefighters will check the smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers. If any safety items are found to be defective or not present, the technician can install new ones for about the same amount that it costs to purchase the items in a store.
BEWARE of CHIMNEY SWEEP and DRYER VENT "DEALS"
There are a lot of other companies that say they sweep chimneys. These companies advertise that they can do full inspections and sweeping of masonry chimneys, but they are not properly insured or certified to do the work. To be properly insured for chimney work requires far more than a standard liability policy. Chimney policies can cost upwards of $8,000 even for a small policy that does not include workers' comp. The cut-rate company will show up with a standard shop vac ($100.00) versus a professional chimney vacuum ($4,000.00), and runs a high risk of getting hazardous soot or dust in your home due to using an improper system without a HEPA filter. The dryer vent brushes used will not be professional brushes, but likely an inexpensive set from a hardware store that has a high possibility of getting stuck or damaging the dryer vent. In order to make up for the other companies' reduced price you can expect to hear scary things about your chimney that will require a lot of costly and sometimes unnecessary work to repair. Smoke Alert regularly visits homes after companies like this all the time to clean up messes and get the job finished the right way. I implore you to look at online reviews and compare the caliber of work we offer versus work done by a budget company or handyman. All of our work will meet or exceed code and is done per current standards.