James Ball, LLC 'Kicks Ash' For 33 Years
07/05/2016

Stamford, CT's only certified Chimney Sweep And Dryer Vent Technician Celebrates Milestone

Online PR News – 05-July-2016 – Stamford, CT – James Ball, LLC, certified chimney sweep and dryer vent cleaner based in Stamford, CT is proud to announce their 33rd business anniversary this July 2016.

“Preventing chimney fires, heating flue carbon monoxide poisoning and dryer vent fires has been the crux of our service all these years,” says company owner James Ball, who founded the business in Port Chester, NY in 1984.

As the only certified chimney sweep and certified dryer vent technician in Stamford, CT, Ball, LLC has handled its’ fair share of dryer vent trouble spots. Clothes dryers account for 92% of all home fires with the leading cause being failure to clean (32%), according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “There are more dryer vent fires in the U.S. than chimney fires, over 15,000 a year, most people never think that it needs cleaning or maintenance,” says Ball. “But the dryer vent is just 4 inches in diameter and a ½” build up reduces airflow by 44%, increases drying time, wastes energy, backs up heat to the dryer which wears out the heating element and increases the fire risk exponentially.” Ball, LLC offers a quick look behind the dryer and an airflow check outside during their inspection.

As far as chimneys go, Ball, LLC are the experts and inspect to the current NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. The firm tackles everything from regular cleanings, chimney relining, installation of stainless steel chimney caps, application of Heat Shield Cerfratory Flue Sealant (resurfacing the chimney from the inside), application of SmokTite & Chamber Coat (smoke chamber repair), insurance fire investigations, smoky fireplaces, summer odors and more. James Ball, LLC also takes advantage of the very latest industry equipment and techniques; a Hovercraft style lift to move dryers, state of the art recordable video inspection equipment to scan the insides of chimneys and dryer vents, two different size HEPA vacuums and six different ways to clean chimneys.

Today the family owned business (James works with his stepson Richard Hartill), serves towns throughout lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties. And James Ball takes his service seriously.

“Our reputation is built on expert customer service, providing proper information to educate our customers, neat, clean work, listening to our customers and answering their questions, returning phone calls promptly, showing up for appointments on time, fair prices, our 100% cleanliness satisfaction guarantee and providing the peace of mind that comes from knowing your chimneys and dryer vents are safe and well maintained.”

To his point James is on a first name basis with most of his customers, many of who are third generation - the children and even grandchildren of his original customers. Clients range from high-end estates in back country Greenwich to downtown Stamford apartments.

Above all Ball, LLC keeps the customer foremost in mind. “We know the only job you care about is the job we do for you in your home – we never forgot that in 33 years. We want to be sure your home and family are safe.”
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ABOUT JAMES BALL, LLC

James Ball, LLC opened in Port Chester, NY in 1984. Today the firm is based in Stamford, CT and services all of lower Fairfield and Westchester County. James Ball is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and a Certified Dryer Vent Technician. He has additional training within the industry for chimney physics, and chimney inspection. For a detailed description of their services please visit www.jamesballchimney.com