Charlottesville’s Trusted Company for Chimney Inspections & Sweepings

When you hear about all of the things that could go wrong when lighting up your fireplace, it can feel a little intimidating to get those first flames going. This isn’t a feeling we want you to have.

Yes, being aware of potential threats is important, but we also want you to be able to enjoy your fireplace with ease and peace of mind. After all, that’s what a fireplace is for!

Fortunately, we have solutions that can put all of your worries to rest. And all you have to do is schedule an inspection.

With The Chimney Guys, you get the trained and experienced eyes of an expert on your fireplace and chimney. We know where to look, what to look for, and how to address any issues we come across along the way. Once we’re through with the inspection, you’ll know exactly where your chimney stands, so you can rest easier every time you light a fire.

We offer a few top-quality services in terms of maintenance. These are best done well before the starting point of any burning season, giving us ample time to address necessary repairs and/or installation work.

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Chimney Inspections

Our chimney inspections are extensive, and they cover your entire system. Without knowing what’s wrong with your chimney, there’s simply no way to move forward with necessary repairs. That’s why an inspection is always the best place to start when facing inefficiency, smoke backup, poor heat output, or any other problems with functionality.

Plus, there’s nothing more effective than an inspection when it comes to avoiding bigger issues down the line. And be sure to call us in if you see any physical signs of damage, too! This could include missing brickwork, cracked mortar, staining, rust, or anything that looks out of the norm.

And if you’re buying or selling a home, a real estate video inspection will be in order. (And no, home inspectors don’t cover this.) When a home changes hands, a level 2 inspection will need to be completed by a CSIA-certified sweep. If you rely on us, we’ll make certain everything is thoroughly inspected and all of your bases are covered.

Chimney Sweepings

Sometimes people wonder if sweepings and inspections are one and the same. If you’ve found yourself wondering that, here’s the scoop: There are actually two completely different services, but both are essential in terms of ensuring chimney health and longevity.

Inspections involve analyzing what your chimney needs as far as services go, while a sweeping is the actual process of removing creosote, soot buildup, and any other debris that might be present.

When done correctly, a sweeping should be mess-free and thorough. Here at The Chimney Guys, we use high-tech equipment, lay down tarps, and take every necessary precaution to ensure you don’t end up with a mess in your home. Unfortunately, not all sweeps are created equal.

In an all-too-familiar story, a homeowner hires a sweep without doing research, only to be left with a big mess at the end of the service. And we’d dare to bet that the chimney wasn’t as clog- and creosote-free as it should have been when the sweep left the home, either!

Don’t risk soot-filled carpets, broken décor, and ash-covered furniture. Hire a crew you know will be courteous and respectful from the start – that’s us! As a family-owned business, we treat your home as if it were ours. You won’t find a team that values your satisfaction more.

Feeling Stressed or Uneasy About Lighting Fires in Your Fireplace? Let Us Give You Peace of Mind

All of our services start with an inspection, so be sure to get yours booked now. You can reach us on our website, or you can give us a call at 434-481-3796. We serve all the areas surrounding Charlottesville, including Madison, Afton, Ivy, Ruckersville, and more.

We’d be honored if you choose us! Call today for the best chimney care money can buy.


If our inspection indicates you need a repair or installation of a new device or chimney component, you can count on The Chimney Guys to take care of it.