While specific services can vary depending on the business, chimney sweepers typically offer chimney sweeps and chimney inspections. Additional services can include masonry work, fireplace installations, chimney relining and fireplace restoration work. During a sweep, the chimney technician uses special equipment to remove debris and deposits.
Annual chimney inspections help prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. During an annual inspection, chimney sweepers perform carbon monoxide testing and check for fire-causing blockages, such as bird nests and debris buildup. While a common belief is that only wood-burning fireplaces and chimneys require sweeping and inspections, the reality is that coal, oils and gases that emit from heating appliances can also lead to chimney buildup.