SCCSG In A Community Outreach Project

The staff of Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps is so proud to live and work in the Upstate, South Carolina area. The services we perform protect homeowners from fire and toxic gas hazards. Recently, however, we also had the opportunity to combine our technical expertise and devotion to our community.

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Photo credit: Ron Rust

We, along with others in our industry, volunteered our time and talents on a special outreach project to replace the antiquated and dilapidated wood stove and chimney in the home of young man whose parents were now living in a nursing facility leaving him with the sole responsibility of maintaining their home. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the means to make the needed repairs which put him and his neighbors in harm’s way.

The South Carolina Chimney Sweep Guild (SCCSG) sponsored the event which was held on April 24, 2015. Members of the SCCSG combined their expertise and generosity and installed a new chimney liner and replaced a hazardous wood stove for the appreciative young man. However, everyone who provided the services left with a strong feeling of appreciation that we had the ability to help. Sophocles said, “to be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.”

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Photo credit: Just Blume

The project also provided the perfect platform for apprentice technicians to get hands on experience and education on construction, installation, inspection techniques. The event brought together experienced technicians as well as those new to the industry. The 35 participants shared experiences, ideas, techniques, and a sense of camaraderie as they respectfully raised the standard of living for a community member.

Ron Brigman and his wife, Renee, own Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps. Ron’s 30+ years’ experience in the chimney industry gives him valuable expertise that he willingly shares with his fellow chimney sweeps. Ron is currently on the Board of Directors of the SCCSG.
According to their website, “The South Carolina Chimney Sweep Guild is a non-profit association of chimney service professionals. We promote chimney safety programs for the public while helping to promote our member companies as the best local resources to care for your home safety needs. We promote training programs and educational seminars for our members, helping assure they meet the industry’s highest professional standards.”

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Photo Credit: Just Blume

Ron works diligently along with his colleagues to enhance and expand the mission of the SCCSG. Blue Sky is also a member of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Chimney Sweep Guild, and the National Fireplace Institute. We are proud that our technicians have passed the rigorous training programs provided by these prestigious organizations and earned their certification.

Over the years we have learned how important it is to give back to the community. One of the things that make living in Upstate North Carolina so special is the goodwill neighbors share with one another. The Upstate South Carolina area includes Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties.

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps specializes in comprehensive chimney services, restoration, dryer vent installation and cleaning, masonry stain removing, and fireplace services.

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