Allyn DeGraw (Whip)
Owner / Operator

with

Matt Frost

&

James Frost

849 E. Stanley Blvd #127

Livermore, CA 94550


Over 30 Years in Business

California State Licensed Contractor with the following Classification;
C29-Masonry
D34-Prefabricated Equipment
HIC-Home Improvement Certificate
 

Fully Insured / E & O / Bonded / Liability

 

 

 Inspections Only

  • $175.00  -Open Fireplace
  • $225.00 - Fireplace Insert
  • $225.00 - Video

Cleaning (inspection included)

  • $220.00 - Open Fireplace
  • $275.00 - Fireplace Insert
  • $275.00 - Video

Effective June 1, 2015

 Additional Fireplaces – price less $20.00 for 2nd fireplace  -  $50.00 for 3rd or more fireplaces

$30.00 fee for escrow billing on Inspection or Cleanings 

 

VERY IMPORTANT POINTS 

  • NO FIRE THE NIGHT BEFORE
  • PLEASE CLEAN ASHES AND DEBRIS FROM THE FIRE BOX
  • Whip’s Chimney does not provide janitorial service.

There will be a $50.00 charge if the firebox needs to be emptied in order to complete the job. 
If raining, job may need to be rescheduled

PLEASE let us know if there is an insert, wood stove or multiple fireplaces as it takes longer and special equipment is often necessary.
We understand that the market is competitive and extremely busy and the time frame for inspections is limited.  This makes it difficult to accommodate last minute inspection contingencies.  We will do our very best to schedule you and early requests are really appreciated.  Also, please let us know as early as possible of any cancellation
Due to the noted increase in defects occurring in prefabricated chimney systems, (builder related), Whip’s Chimney Service, Inc. will be using a video scanning system, when necessary.  A good percentage of the newer prefabricated systems have offsets, which in some cases prohibit visual inspection of the system.  When this occurs, a video inspection is warranted.   Inspection using a video camera system may expose hidden defects in the chimney system, which could not be seen during a normal visual inspection.  This type of inspection is labor intensive and subsequently more expensive.