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Ann Arbor Chimney Sweep: We’re Here With Big Spring Discounts

We’re offering a Special Spring Discount!

Enjoy $35 off of your next chimney cleaning. This is valid until August 31, 2024…so, act now! Call or book online today.



Why Are Annual Chimney Sweep & Inspection Services Important?

  • Creosote Control: Over time, creosote, a highly flammable substance, can build up in your chimney from burning wood or other fuels. This buildup increases the risk of chimney fires, which can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. Regular sweeping removes this buildup, reducing the risk of fire.
  • Efficiency Boosts: A clean chimney allows smoke and gases to escape more easily. When your chimney is blocked by debris or creosote buildup, it can cause poor draft and inefficient burning. This can lead to smoke inside your home and reduced heating efficiency.
  • Damage Prevention: Regular inspections can identify any structural issues or damage to your chimney, such as cracks, leaks, or loose bricks. Addressing these issues early can prevent more extensive – and costly – repairs in the future.
  • Prolonged Chimney Lifespan: By maintaining your chimney through regular sweeping and inspections, you can extend its lifespan. Identifying and addressing minor issues early can prevent them from developing into larger, more expensive problems over time.
  • Warranty & Code Compliance: Many insurance companies require proof of regular chimney maintenance as part of their coverage policies. Additionally, local building codes may mandate regular chimney inspections for safety reasons. Keeping up with these requirements ensures that your home remains safe and compliant.

When’s the Best Time to Book My Chimney Inspection?

Well…right now! Spring is often considered the best time to book a chimney inspection for several reasons.

First and foremost, the discounts. Like we said, we offer a discount for all who schedule a spring chimney sweep service (valid until 8/31), so if you’re looking for budget-friendly options, now is the time to book.

In addition, post-winter maintenance is always a good idea. We’re no strangers to snow, ice, and cold winds in our area. Booking an inspection in spring allows you to address any buildup or damage that may have occurred during the heating season.

Another big perk? Spring (and summer, for that matter) is typically an off-peak season for chimney professionals. Since most homeowners tend to schedule chimney maintenance in the fall or winter, chimney sweeps are often more available and may offer more flexible scheduling during the spring months. Booking your inspection in spring can help you avoid the rush and ensure you get a convenient appointment time.

Finally, should you need chimney and fireplace repairs, booking your inspection early will give us ample time to get everything patched up and ready for use next fall…without cutting into your regular burn season. All too often, people book fall inspections only to discover they need a list of repairs. This means booking an appointment during a notoriously busy time and putting off that first fire indefinitely.

Why Hire Us?

Clean Sweeps of Michigan, founded in Clarklake in 1980 by a local fireman and later acquired by long-time employee Cliff Slagle, is dedicated to providing top-notch chimney and dryer vent care throughout Mid-Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Northern Ohio.

Our team of Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweeps prioritize cleanliness and safety, and our comprehensive services includes everything you need to keep your chimney in tip-top shape, including chimney sweeping, inspections, masonry repairs, new constructions, relining, and more.

Additionally, we offer high-quality fireplaces, stoves, inserts, and accessories through our fireplace store and online catalog, providing our clients with trusted recommendations.

As an award-winning chimney service provider, we have earned praise on many platforms. And community involvement is essential to us – we actively participate with multiple local organizations such as the local chambers of commerce and various recreational sports teams.

Committed to ongoing education, our staff maintains memberships and certifications with various industry organizations. Long story short – there’s no reason not to trust the professionals at Clean Sweeps of Michigan for peace of mind and home safety.

Book Your Next Chimney Inspection With Clean Sweeps of Michigan

Gain peace of mind knowing that your chimney is cleaner, safer, and ready for use when the next heating season arrives.

Overall, spring is an ideal time to book a chimney inspection to address post-winter maintenance. So, take advantage of off-peak scheduling, prepare for occasional summer use, address winter damage early, and ensure peace of mind for the upcoming months.

Book with us today!

Need to schedule? Here’s some important appointment tips!

There is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing in front of a fire! However, whether they burn gas, wood, or pellets, our fireplaces need regular care and maintenance in order to work their best.Model person holding plan ahead sign

One of the best ways to keep your fireplace burning safely and efficiently is by having an annual chimney sweeping. Chimney sweeping can help remove soot, ash, and creosote, as well as any blockages or buildup in the flue. Once you schedule your chimney sweeping appointment, the following tips can help ensure your home and fireplace are ready.

Appointment tips during Covid-19

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we are aware of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) health concerns. Because we live in the same communities we serve, the health and safety of our employees and customers remain our top priority. We are still accepting and scheduling appointments, but have put extra precautions both internally and externally into place to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Safety precautions such as sanitizing equipment in between appointments, wearing additional protective equipment such as gloves, regularly washing hands and using hand sanitizer, and avoiding handshakes have been put into place. As of right now, we are open for business as usual! We will update our customers to any changes in services as they arrive.

When should I schedule my chimney sweeping?

Anytime is the right time for a chimney sweeping! October through January are the peak season for chimney sweeps; during this season, appointments can book as much as a month in advance. For this reason, we recommend that customers book non-emergency services in the offseason. Spring and summer months are our low season; booking appointments during this time of year can help ensure you get an appointment time that is quick and convenient with your schedule!

How can I prepare for my appointment?

Booking the appointment is just the first step; there are a number of things homeowners can do to ensure their house to have the chimney swept! The following are 5 things you can do to prepare for your chimney sweeping appointment.

  1. Move furniture or valuables: As chimney sweeps, our priority is always to leave your home in the same condition we found it! To prevent ash and soot from staining any furnishings, we ask that homeowners move and furniture or valuables within six feet of the fireplace. This includes rolling up rugs or pushing sofas and couches away from the fireplace. If there are furnishings that cannot be moved, consider covering them with an old sheet as a safeguard against any stray soot. While modern chimney sweeping is done with industrial tools that prevent most dust from escaping into the room, we want to safeguard your home as much as possible!
  2. Clear off the mantle: If you have framed photos, candlesticks, knick-knacks, or other décor on your mantle, we ask that you remove it before your chimney technician arrives. In addition to preventing your items from being damaged, removing mantle décor allows the chimney technician to work faster.
  3. Stop using the fireplace 24 hours in advance: Please refrain from using your fireplace for at least 24 hours before your appointment. Doing so ensures that all of the fireplace components are cool and safe to touch; this allows technicians to safely clean and inspect all accessible portions of the chimney. Likewise, please remove any remaining ash or wood from the firebox; this allows our technicians to work quickly and helps prevents furnishings or carpets from being stained as well!
  4. Crate pets: We love pets! Meeting new four-legged friends is one of the favorite parts of our job. However, we ask homeowners to crate pets or put them in a secure room while the chimney is being swept. During a sweeping and inspection, our technicians frequently go in and out of the house. Likewise, our equipment and tools make strange noises and can be a little scary to many pets! Having them securely crated prevents your fur baby from accidentally escaping while we are servicing your chimney.
  5. Forward schedule your next appointment: We schedule appointments with our doctors and dentists in advance – why not schedule with your chimney sweep in advance as well? Forward scheduling, or scheduling your next appointment at the end of your current appointment, is the best way to ensure your fireplace is receiving regular maintenance. Not only does this help you get the appointment date and time that is most convenient for you and your schedule, but it also means you have one less thing to worry about! Worried you won’t remember when you schedule your appointment? Don’t worry – we send out reminders! As a courtesy to our customers, we mail reminders for annual appointments, as well as confirm all appointments by phone 24 hours in advance.
  6. Don’t forget your other appliances!: At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we can clean more than just your fireplace flue – we also clean dryer vents! Dryer vent cleaning is an important, but often forgotten, part of home maintenance. The same lint that accumulates in the lint trap can accumulate in dryer vents over time; removing this highly flammable lint during dryer vent cleaning can help reduce the risk of dryer fire. Likewise, dryer vent cleaning can help dryers operate more efficiently. If your dryer performance is decreasing, try cleaning the dryer vent before purchasing a new appliance!
  7. Be ready to ask questions: Our chimney technicians are highly trained, certified professionals. In addition to our commitment to chimney safety, we also love educating our customers about the ins and outs of their fireplace system. Want to know what firewood burns more efficiently? Don’t know how to adjust the temperature on your gas fireplace? Have questions about fireplace performance issues? Our chimney technicians are here to help!

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we are committed to providing our customers with the best chimney sweeping experience possible. If you have questions about how to prepare your home for your next chimney sweeping or inspection, contact us today!

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