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Top Chimney Sweeps Near Your Area

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 30% of fires arising from fireplaces are caused by dirty chimneys. 

Chimney sweeping is important for more than just sanitation reasons. In fact, it’s also a step towards fire safety and preventing fire outbreaks within the home.

Every chimney should be swept and inspected at least once a year to ensure proper fire safety.

How do I hire a good chimney sweeping service near me?

When hiring for chimney sweeping, expect to receive two main services: inspection and cleaning. During an inspection, a contractor will climb to the roof and inspect the chimney from the inside. The chimney will be checked for any structural issues, unusual odors, build-up of soot, and smoke entering the home.

After proper inspection, the chimney will then be cleaned in order to remove any unwanted material. Cleaning will typically involve the following:

  • Removal of soot and creosote
  • Removing blockages from the inner liner
  • Removing debris from the shelf and block chamber
  • Most of the cleaning is done using a wired brush that can be lowered from the top of the chimney.

How much does chimney sweeping near me cost?

  • Most homeowners spend an average of $225 for chimney sweeping.
  • The actual cost you will pay varies anywhere between $100 to $300, depending on the specific services you will need.
  • An inspection itself may cost $100 to $250.
  • Cleaning costs ranging between $80 to $150.
  • If your chimney hasn’t been cleaned in several years, be prepared to incur a higher cost due to the amount of debris that will need to be removed.
  • Check with three sweeping companies near you for a check of the local pricing.

The chimney sweeping cost will also depend on any additional services. For example, installing chimney caps or having it flashed may cost an additional $150 to $500.