As of 10/1/2018 scams are out in full force. I was at a house this week of a repeat customer when a scam situation came to light. We scheduled an appointment at the homeowners liking. The night before the appointment at dinner time a scam company called the home owner and he said yes we have a appointment tomorrow (he thought it was Cinderfellow confirming). When I was at his house they called to say they were on their way. The problem is they tried to tell home owner I was scamming him.
Please be aware of scams. We do not call homeowners soliciting work. Anyone that calls your phone saying they have serviced your chimney before (unless it is the person you know from prior service) is trying to scam you. We do not have anyone working with us and we do not use alternate phone numbers. Our phone number is 845-564-9034. We do have a 800 number but can not make outgoing on that number. A private phone number or unavailable number is going to be a scam. Be aware that I get these phone calls on my business line all the time like you do and they try to baffle you with untrue information.
There is no licensing for Chimney Sweeps in Orange County New York period. Anyone claiming to be a Licensed company is trying to scam you. A license from Rockland County or any other entity means nothing here. Consumer Affairs in Rockland County has no jurisdiction in Orange County. If you have a issue with a contractor that has a Rockland County license they told me that they really can't do anything. Remember that these licenses are business only licenses,pay a fee, give a couple of references and you get a license. Electricians in Orange County have a License that they have to take a knowledge test and pass so they can do work in the county.