Black soot covering everyone and everything in its path as it falls out of the chimney and into the parlor is what many homeowners imagine when they think about having their chimney cleaned. Fortunately, today’s modern chimney sweeps take precautions and use equipment that prevents this type of disaster.
Why should you call a chimney sweep? What is the purpose of getting your chimney swept, really? Norman Lenz, with over sixty years experience as a chimney sweep in Canada and Germany, has the answer: “To prevent fires, to save energy and to help prevent pollution.” “ And TO SAVE LIVES,” adds Sandra Mitchell, Honorary Life President of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps in the United Kingdom.