- Report: #644096
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Complaint Review: Advanced Chimney Inc
Advanced Chimney Inc710-1 Union Parkway Ronkonkoma, New York United States of America
Advanced Chimney Inc tried to scam us out of $2250. Said Chimney needed repairs but it's fine according to paid inspection. Ronkonkoma, New York
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Advanced Chimney came to clean our chimney for a low price, $39.95. They said that the chimney was in terrible shape, that it was falling apart, and that it would be dangerous to use the oil furnace until they made an emergency repair. They said we needed 30 feet of stainless steel liner top to bottom and a rain cap. They quoted a price of $2250.00, and when I said it was too much they said "Okay, then $1850."
My husband said he wanted a second opinion, so we called our oil company and asked which chimney inspectors they recommend, and we paid for a proper inspection. Long story short, the chimney is in fine condition. It just needed a rain cap and that cost $167 installed including tax, and the cost of the inspection went toward that. They said we'd be good for at least 10 years without needing any repairs.
I'm so angry with Advanced Chimney. They are scammers.
I'm glad I didn't spend over two grand on fixing something that wasn't broken! But I went weeks scared to turn on the heat thanks to what those fools told me.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/24/2010 02:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Advanced-Chimney-Inc/Ronkonkoma-New-York-10537/Advanced-Chimney-Inc-tried-to-scam-us-out-of-2250-Said-Chimney-needed-repairs-but-its-644096. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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