We Provide Thorough, Reliable & Mess-Free Chimney Sweeping Services

We keep your home fires burning where you want them, and only where you want them! We’re proud of the work we do to help homeowners keep their chimneys as safe as possible and functioning as efficiently as possible. Chimney cleaning (chimney sweeping) is a big part of that process. Regular service, whether you call it “chimney cleaning” or “chimney sweeping,” keeps your chimney clear of debris (leaves, bird mess, etc.), and more importantly, limits the buildup of the highly-combustible creosote deposits at any given time. The accumulation of creosote in a flue is a leading cause of chimney fires.

Why Do I Need To Have My Chimney Swept?

Your fireplace, stove or insert is a combustion heating appliance, and regardless of the fuel you’re using, there are always by-products of combustion. These by-products include toxic gases, sometimes flammable debris, and creosote. Over time and use, creosote builds up on the walls of your flue.

Creosote buildup is a natural result of using your fireplace or stove. Your fuel burns, and if it doesn’t reach a high enough temperature to burn completely in the firebox, smoke and gases result. That hot smoke rises up your chimney, through your flue, and when it meets the comparatively cooler walls of the chimney, condensation occurs. First as a liquid and then solid particulates stick to the flue walls. As you use your appliance again and again, the creosote builds up in layers. The more layers of creosote, the more of a fire hazard it becomes. Thick creosote build-up can block the flue, impede your chimney’s draft, and/or ignite from an errant spark, leading to a chimney or home fire.

When Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps technicians sweep your chimney, we remove soot and creosote, helping improve your chimney’s draft and minimizing the chance of fires.

When Should I Schedule A Chimney Sweeping With Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps?

The best time to schedule your chimney sweeping/chimney cleaning will vary, depending on how much use your appliance gets, the type of fuel you use, how you use it, and other factors. A good rule of thumb for homeowners using a wood-burning fireplace or stove is, if you burn around one cord of wood during the heating season, you should have the chimney swept at the end of the season. Overall, if the thickness of creosote deposits reaches 1/8 inch thick, the chimney should be swept. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends inspecting a chimney annually and having it “cleaned” as needed.

What Is The Chimney Sweeping Process Like?


To keep your family warm and as safe as possible, schedule your annual chimney inspection with us now. You can rely on the chimney and fireplace services from Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps.