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Want To Be A Chimney Expert? We Are Hiring!

At Clean Sweeps of Michigan, we are proud to serve mid-Michigan, northern Ohio, and northern Indiana as the area’s premier fireplace, chimney, dryer vent, and air duct care company. For more than three decades, we have worked to protect our friends, family, and neighbors through chimney care and maintenance and fire prevention. Right now, our company is growing!Be A Chimney Expert! We Are Hiring! Image - Ann Arbor MI - Clean Sweeps

We are currently hiring! Clean Sweeps of Michigan is looking for dependable and dedicated employees to become chimney experts. Whether you have experience in the chimney field or not, the right candidate will receive training in order to provide our customers with quality chimney care and exceptional service.

What does a chimney sweep do?

Working as one of the chimney experts at Clean Sweeps of Michigan involves a wide range of tasks, roles, and responsibilities. Depending on the day our chimney sweeps are sweeping chimney and flues to remove soot, creosote, and other buildup, inspecting fireplaces and chimneys for signs of damage, installing new heating appliances, or repairing masonry damage. Likewise, our chimney sweeps play an important role in helping to educate our customer’s chimney maintenance, fire safety, and more.

Becoming a chimney sweep does not require previous work experience in the field. However, there are requirements that new chimney sweeps will be required to meet. Candidates should be able to safely function on roofs and ladders as well as in enclosed spaces. Likewise, they should be able to use hand tools, power tools, and be able to take measurements and make calculations.

One of the most important job requirements for a new chimney sweep is the ability to pass certification and supplier exams after training. Clean Sweeps of Michigan is proud to employ Chimney Safety Institute of America chimney sweeps; being able to successfully complete the education and testing process is extremely important.

About Clean Sweeps of Michigan

Clean Sweeps of Michigan was founded in 1980 in Clarklake. Since then has been dedicated to providing quality fireplace and chimney services to mid-Michigan, northern Indiana, and northern Ohio. Our staff works hard to stay up to date with the latest safety advancements and trends in the fireplace industry, creating ongoing education opportunities through numerous professional guilds and organizations. We are also actively involved in the local community. Our team loves to support number of local sports teams and business groups.

Our Application Process

The application process for Clean Sweeps of Michigan is fast and easy to follow. Our application can be found here. Completed applications should be returned by mail or in person to the Clean Sweeps of Michigan office.

Clean Sweeps of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer; it is our policy to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, sex, religion, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Clean Sweeps of Michigan also maintains a drug-free workplace.

Clean Sweeps of Michigan is expanding, and you could be the right candidate for the job! For more information about the application process or current openings, please contact us today.

Is It Too Late To Have A Chimney Inspection For The Holidays?

Once again, the whirlwind of the holiday season has arrived! While we’re busy decking the halls and making our lists (and checking them twice!) many homeowners forget to get their chimney ready for Santa!

Because fireplaces are used so often during holiday celebrations, it is important to make sure your chimney can be safely used during the season. Luckily, there is still time to have your chimney inspected before the holidays arrive!

How often does my chimney need to be swept and inspected?

Is It Too Late To Have A Chimney Inspection For The Holidays - Ann Arbor MI - Clean Sweeps MIAccording to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, chimneys should be swept and inspected at least once per year. Because chimney damage can occur even if your fireplace is not in use, this recommendation includes ALL homes, regardless of if you use your fireplace once a year or every day of the winter season. An annual inspection is the best way to make sure that your fireplace and chimney have not deteriorated or been damaged during the previous year, as well as help you determine what regular or preventative maintenance needs to be done.

What does a chimney sweep look for during an inspection?

Most chimney inspections are done immediately following a chimney sweeping. Doing this ensures that there is not creosote, ash, or soot blocking the flue or any other debris that could obstruct the inspection itself.

For the majority of homeowners, a Level I chimney inspection is all that is needed. This type of chimney inspection is done on homes where the fireplace works well, is experiencing no usage issues, and has not been damaged or changed in any way since the last inspection. A Level I chimney inspection includes an inspection of the accessible parts of the interior and exterior of the chimney and fireplace including the firebox, flue, and masonry.

If any areas of concern are encountered or you are experiencing problems with your fireplace, a more intensive Level II or Level III inspection may be recommended. Level II inspections typically involve the use of technology such as close circuit cameras to examine the interior flue. Level III chimney inspections are the most invasive, often requiring the removal of part of the wall or masonry in order to better access the chimney; because of this, they are only recommended in situations where serious structural damage may have occurred.

Why are chimney sweepings and inspections important?

“A chimney inspection is like an annual dental check-up,” says Ashley Eldridge, Director of Education for the CSIA. “It’s preventative maintenance that helps minimize potential hazards.”

Having your chimney swept and inspected each year ensures that it is clean and safe to use. This allows you and your family to enjoy spending time together in front of the fireplace rather than worrying about smoke, smells, or the many other chimney problems that accompany an unswept chimney.

Regular chimney sweepings and inspections are often the best preemptive maintenance you can have done for your chimney system. An annual inspection can ensure that any minor problems are identified early before they have the chance to turn into major damage.

It’s not too late to have your chimney inspection for the holidays! Call Clean Sweeps of Michigan today to schedule your chimney inspection and make sure your chimney is ready for the holidays!

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