Skip to content

Believe it or not – the dog days of summer are coming to an end. Before long, the kids will be back in school, and you will find yourself busier than ever. The season of fall brings with it many to-do lists, so getting ahead of some things now can make your life easier. Once September arrives, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney are very busy cleaning and inspecting chimneys, and it can be difficult to schedule an appointment for your annual chimney maintenance services.

The CSIA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other national fire safety organizations all recommend that you have your chimney professionally swept and inspected before lighting the first fire of the year to ensure your chimney and venting system work properly and safely. To guarantee that your chimney is ready for fireplace season, we suggest making your appointment to have your chimney serviced now in the late summer. We would like to tell you a bit more about our chimney sweeping and inspection process.



You can count on the chimney sweeps from Home Safe Hearth & Chimney to arrive at your home at the exact time of the appointment. We realize how valuable your time is, and we do not want to waste it by making you wait for our arrival.


Our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps will begin by covering the area surrounding your fireplace with drop cloths to protect it from the soot, dirt, and debris from the chimney sweeping. An industrial-strength vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will also be running during the entire sweeping process to collect airborne dust and dirt.


Our chimney sweeps will take great care to remove all of the accumulated creosote deposits from the interior walls of your chimney by using specialized rotating brushes. Removing creosote will reduce the risk of a chimney fire igniting within your flue which could be very devastating.


Your chimney will be inspected from top to bottom by our experienced chimney sweeps. They will be looking for damage to your masonry and chimney components, blockages of the flue, and other issues that can cause your chimney to be unsafe to operate. Our sweeps will document and report their findings to you and make recommendations for repairs if any problems are found.

Don’t wait until fall to have your chimney serviced. Contact Home Safe Hearth & Chimney today to schedule your annual chimney sweeping and inspection today.

Skip to content