Questions To Ask A Chimney Sweep Before You Hire

What do you need to ask before you hire a chimney sweep. What are the qualifications of the chimney sweep? What happens if something goes wrong - Insurance? Is the chimney sweep properly trained…how do you know?

Find a Good Chimney Sweep

Finding a good chimney sweep can be difficult..!! Especially since there are few cities which regulate the chimney sweep industry.

Forward Scheduling for Chimney Sweeps

Marge Padgitt

Many other successful chimney sweeping operations use some form of forward scheduling in order to keep their calendar full all year round.

Chimney self-check tips for homeowners

Todd Woofenden

Some tips that a homeowner can use when checking a chimney.

NFPA 211 & Your Chimney

Oliver Beauchemin

Certain companies provide workers who specialize in inspecting, cleaning and maintaining chimneys, vents and flues. Chimney repair is a normal part of their work. A qualified chimney sweep can diagnose and fix problems that the average person may not notice. Regularly engaging such services can mean the difference between comfortable living and disaster.

Collapsed Chimney May Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Ron Herman

When chimneys are in disrepair, the updraft stops working. Gas can seep into your home, and that poses a serious danger for your family. Deadly carbon monoxide gas can seep into your home, and it will silently poison your family. It’s important to have your chimney inspected and invest in chimney repair to protect your home and your loved ones.

Cleaning a Chimney: Chemical Chimney Cleaners


You’ve seen advertisements for products touted to “clean your chimney.” Are they effective? Are such products a replacement for the services of live, trained, professional chimney sweeps?

The Misunderstood Chimney Cricket

Marge Padgitt

The chimneycricket sheds rain water away from the chimney rather than allowing it to beat down onto the side of the chimney that is the most susceptible to water penetration.

Smoke Signals: Have a question about your chimney?