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Did You Know We Serve Northern Ohio?

Our name might be Clean Sweeps of Michigan, but did you know we serve Northern Ohio, too? We are proud to provide quality fireplace and chimney services to our friendsservice map graphic and neighbors throughout Mid-Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Northern Ohio.

About us

Founded in Clarklake, Michigan in 1980, Clean Sweeps of Michigan was founded by a local fireman before being sold to longtime employee Cliff Slagle. Since the beginning, Clean Sweeps of Michigan has provided quality chimney services and dryer vent care to our customers.

No matter what service we are performing in your home, you can rely on our technicians to be friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Our dedication to customer satisfaction has helped us create our award-winning company with plenty of great reviews from our customers; we are proud to have won Super Service Awards from Angie’s List in 2012, 2015, and 2017!

In addition to providing high-quality services and excerpt chimney and dryer vent care, it is our mission to give our customers the information they need to make informed decisions. Because of this, we have created an informative and educational website that covers a variety of topics. Likewise, our technicians are happy to answer any questions you may have about the workings of your fireplace, stove, chimney, or dryer vents.

Community involvement

Our staff lives in the same communities we provide services for, often maintaining the chimney systems for our friends and neighbors. Because of this, we are dedicated to community involvement and are proud to serve alongside our neighbors in a variety of organizations throughout Mid-Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Northern Ohio. Some of the organizations we have sponsored or work with throughout our more than 30 years in business include:

Our services

Whether it is regular chimney maintenance, a minor repair, or major refurbishment, our chimney sweeps can handle it all! We provide our customers with a full range of professional chimney and fireplace services; with extensive training and years of experience, our chimney sweeps can take care of your fireplace system with the highest level of expertise.

When you hire Clean Sweeps of Michigan, you can expect an honest, accurate evaluation of the condition of your chimney, as well as a cost-effective course of action. In fact, we are so dedicated to customer satisfaction that we will match the price of any competitor that offers the same high-quality level of service. Our technicians also take steps to ensure that your home is kept neat and soot-free throughout the visit.

Our chimney services include:

  • Chimney sweepings: Yearly chimney sweepings are an important part of keeping your fireplace burning safely and efficiently. Sweepings by a CSIA-certified chimney sweep helps remove buildup in the flue including soot, ash, and harmful and flammable creosote.
  • Chimney inspections: A chimney inspection can help spot minor damage before it turns into major deterioration. During an inspection, our chimney sweeps will inspect all accessible portions of both the interior and exterior chimney system for weak points or areas of deterioration.
  • Masonry repair, restoration, or rebuilds: Masonry is one of the strongest building materials, which makes it ideal for chimneys and fireplaces. Despite this, bricks and mortar may need to be repairs, restored, or rebuilt. Our chimney technicians can work with you to restore or rebuild your home’s fireplace system after damage.
  • New chimney construction: Want to add a new fireplace to your home? Our masons can help you design the fireplace of your dreams! Building a new chimney system gives homeowners the chance to create a custom heating appliance that is perfect for their home and heating needs.
  • Dryer vent services: We care for more than just your chimney! Dryer vent cleaning is the best way to keep your dryer operating safely and efficiently, as well as significantly reduce the risk of a dryer fire.
  • We serve Northern Ohio, too!

While our name includes Michigan, we are proud to serve Northern Ohio, too! Our service area for Northern Ohio covers Defiance County, including Defiance, Hicksville, Ney, and Sherwood; Fulton County, including Archbold, Delta, Fayette, Lyons, Metamora, Pettisville, Swanton, Tedrow, and Wauseon; and Williams County, including Alvordton, Blakeslee, Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Holiday City, Kunkle, Lake Seneca, Montpelier, Pioneer, Pulaski, Stryker, and West Unity.

In addition to our service area in Northern Ohio, we are proud to serve the Mid-Michigan counties of Branch, Jackson, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Lenawee, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Wayne. In Northern Indiana, we serve Whitley, Steuben, Noble, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Allen, De Kalb, and Elkhart counties.

Have questions? Contact us today!

If you aren’t sure if your town is covered in our service area, have questions about our chimney and fireplace services, or need to schedule your next appointment, contact us today! Our team of dedicated, highly educated professionals are ready to assist you with all of your chimney or dryer vent cleaning needs.

Our Alternatives to Propane Heating

Propane is one of the most popular choices for gas-powered fireplaces, stoves, and inserts. Although it is clean-burning, an increase in demand – coupled with a decrease in availability – have made propane more expensive. Because of this, many homeowners are looking for alternatives to propane.

The Clean Sweeps of Michigan fireplace store features a number of propane alternatives. Our staff can help you find the perfect fuel source for your home – and help you get it installed before winter officially arrives!

Why make the switch

While propane is efficient, there are a number of more convenient fuel sources. Natural gas, electricity, pellets, and wood are all alternates to propane; the following are just a few reasons to make the switch.

  • Propane runs out. Containers either need to be refilled, or homeowners must go and refill containers themselves.
  • Storage in unsightly containers. Propane storage containers are unsightly and take up space on your property. Safety concerns and the need to refill the tank can make hiding or concealing propane tanks difficult.

Alternatives to propane

There are four main alternatives to propane: natural gas, electricity, pellets, and wood.

  • Natural gas. If your fireplace already burns propane, switching to natural gas is an easy transition. Natural gas is inexpensive, efficient, and clean-burning; it can provide heat at the push of afireplace insert button, making natural gas easy to use. The Clean Sweeps of Michigan fireplace store has a wide variety of natural gas stoves, fireplaces, and inserts, making it easy to find an appliance that meets your family’s heating needs.
  • Electricity. Electric fireplaces are perfect for small spaces; homeowners can use as much – or as little – fuel as they want with this “unlimited” fuel source. Likewise, electric fireplaces are ideal for homes with limited space as no fuel storage is required.
  • Pellets. Pellets combine the look and feel of wood fires with the efficiency of natural gas. Pellets fireplaces and stoves are fed using a hopper; while hoppers need to be occasionally refilled, these fires do not require constant tending or stoking. The price of pellets is comparable to burning wood, and pellets can be purchased at most major home improvement stores. Pellets are made by compacting otherwise unusable wood components such as small fragments and sawdust, making them an environmentally-friendly choice.
  • Wood. Few things are as comforting as sitting in front of a wood-burning fire on a cold winter night. While wood fireplaces require more care and maintenance than their gas-burning counterparts, wood-burning stoves and inserts are more efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before. In fact, many modern wood fireplaces are considered carbon-neutral, impacting the environment no more than decaying wood.

Propane prices are going up; switch fuel sources to avoid paying too much to heat your home this winter. For more information on the fuel source of your fireplace or stove, contact the experts at Clean Sweeps of Michigan today!

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