How much should a chimney sweep be?
According to more than 16,000 nationwide homeowners, the average chimney sweep cost is $252. The typical chimney cleaning cost is between $129 and $377. Wood fireplaces that receive regular maintenance price $85 to $100 per cleaning. Those with build-up from years of neglect could total as much as $800.
How long should a chimney sweep take?
A typical chimney sweep and inspection can take 45 minutes to an hour. Rooftop Chimney Sweeps blocks off a 2 hour time slot just in case something comes up that causes the service to take longer to properly complete.
What happens during a chimney sweep?
Chimney Sweep Cleaning List: The damper will be removed and the flue cleaned from the roof or from the appliance opening (if possible) Fireplace smoke shelf and smoke chamber will be cleaned. The firebox is cleaned by hand, all debris is removed and the damper is re-installed.
Do chimney sweeps go on roof?
At this day and age, many, if not most, chimney sweeps clean the chimney from the bottom of the flue. Sweeps who clean using this method will still go up on the roof at some point to finish up the cleaning and to do an inspection. The inspection is a very important part of a chimney sweep inspection.
How can you tell if your chimney needs cleaning?
Here are seven tell-tale signs that indicate your chimney or fireplace needs cleaning:
- Your fireplace smells like a campfire.
- Fires burn oddly.
- It takes more effort to get a fire going and keep it going.
- Smoke fills the room.
- The fireplace damper is black.
- Fireplace walls have oily marks.
- There’s evidence of animals.
Do you tip a chimney sweep?
Tipping your chimney sweep is often a sign of a job well done. You can show your appreciation via extra cash. Unfortunately, things do not always go to plan or reach our high level of expectation. In the case of feeling dissatisfied with the service your chimney sweep has provided, then it’s perfectly fine not to tip.
Do chimney sweeps make a mess?
The dust is contained within the fireplace area. There’s not always soot in chimneys – sometimes there are pieces of chimney lining and brick dust that comes down the chimney. But under most circumstances, there shouldn’t be any mess at all when we sweep your chimney.