Welcome to Chimney University!

Welcome to Chimney University, the comprehensive training program exclusively designed for Midtown Chimney Sweeps franchise owners and team members. At Chimney University, we believe in empowering our professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the chimney sweeping industry. 

Our program is accessible on various devices, including tablets, mobile phones, and desktop computers, ensuring convenience and flexibility for all participants. With a combination of interactive elements such as images, videos, tutorials, and informative modules, Chimney University offers a dynamic learning experience.

Here’s what you can expect from our Chimney University curriculum:

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**Basic Chimney Sweeping Techniques**

Dive into the fundamentals of chimney sweeping, covering topics such as equipment usage, proper cleaning methods, and best practices for maintaining chimney health. Our comprehensive tutorials provide step-by-step guidance, ensuring that every sweep is executed with precision and efficiency.

**History of Chimney Sweeping**

Gain a deeper understanding of the rich history behind chimney sweeping. Explore the evolution of chimney sweep practices over the centuries and learn how traditional techniques have influenced modern chimney maintenance.

**Common Methods of Chimney Inspection**

Master the art of chimney inspection with our detailed guides on various inspection methods. From visual assessments to advanced diagnostic tools, Chimney University equips you with the skills needed to identify potential issues and ensure the safety of your clients’ homes.

**Troubleshooting in the Chimney Sweeping Business**

Learn how to tackle common challenges encountered in the chimney sweeping business. Whether it’s addressing airflow issues, dealing with creosote buildup, or resolving drafting problems, our troubleshooting resources provide practical solutions for every scenario.

**Safety at Work**

Safety is a top priority at Midtown Chimney Sweeps, and Chimney University is committed to promoting a culture of workplace safety. Explore essential safety protocols, risk management strategies, and best practices for minimizing hazards while on the job.

With Chimney University, you’ll not only expand your knowledge base but also enhance your skills as a chimney sweep professional. Our program is designed to empower you with the expertise needed to deliver exceptional service to your clients and uphold the reputation of the Midtown Chimney Sweeps brand.

Some of the Midtown training topics covered are:
  • Ladder set up and securing to ground and house
  • Harness safety on the roof
  • Selection, use and care of the most commonly used fireplace cleaning  tools and equipment
  • Selection, use and care of commonly used chimney inspection tools including live scan video cameras
  • Chimney and fireplace inspection using the NFPA 211
        • hearth and connector pipe clearances
        • appliance clearances
        • interior flue inspection process
        • cap, crown and chase inspection
        • attic clearances and inspection
        • smoke chamber and firebox inspection
  • Proper documentation of your inspection
  • Dryer vent tool selection, use, and care
        • cleaning vertical dryer vents
        • cleaning horizontal dryer vents
        • codes and clearances
  • Gas fireplace annual service
  • Gas fireplace diagnosis and repair
        • thermocouple diagnosis
        • thermopile diagnosis
        • pilot assembly function
        • monometer readings of gas pressure
 
Ready to embark on your journey to chimney sweeping mastery? Enroll in Chimney University today and take your career to new heights with Midtown Chimney Sweeps.

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 Our founder is a third generation business owner and second generation fireplace installer and chimney sweep. The curriculum and content of Chimney University has been built over a dozen years with the aid of professionals around the world.  It includes original  research and writing that exists nowhere else. It uses photos, videos and case studies to ensure that all learning styles are accommodated.

Qualified

Our chimney sweeps are qualified and insured.

Local

Our local chimney technicians know what works best for your specific area.

Professional

Our sweeps treat your home like it’s their own.

Happy Customers

Midtown Chimney Sweeps is rated 4.9/5.0

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Very prompt service. Levi was very professional, knowledgeable, and very good with the explanation of what needed to be done. I was very fortunate it was a small problem, and Levi was able to do the work/sealing the same day he came out to inspect the problem. Would highly recommend Midtown Chimney .
I’m new to town. Midtown Sweeps was came highly recommended, and I can see why. Doug was courteous, careful and clean(up’s). We have two chimneys that need a lot of work (inserts, etc). I look forward to seeing the work completed and will be posting again soon.
Fast accurate and friendly. Did a great job we will definitely use this company again
Always a great experience.
Response from the owner: We're so happy to hear that! Thank you, Erik! Looking forward to continuing to help with all your chimney needs. Thanks again and please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Marcus did a great job. Outstanding communication, clean, professional and very personable. We highly recommend 👍🌟
Response from the owner: Wow, thanks so much for your positive review, Giovanni! We think Marcus is pretty great too! We truly appreciate your time, business and recommendation! Please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Response from the owner: Thanks so much for your 5-star review, Dale! We truly appreciate your time and business, take care! 🙂 -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
I recently had the pleasure of using Midtown Chimney for air duct cleaning services, and I couldn't be happier with the results! From start to finish, the experience was seamless and professional.Booking the appointment was straightforward and convenient.The technician, Dan, arrived promptly and was extremely courteous and respectful of my home. Dan took the time to explain the process and answer any questions I had before getting started. Their attention to detail and thoroughness were evident throughout the entire cleaning.Thank you, Midtown Chimney, for a job well done!
Response from the owner: Thanks so much for sharing your positive experience, Kyle!! We are so happy to make the airduct cleaning process convenient and thorough! We look forward to connecting with you again if anything else is ever needed! Take care! :)- The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Efficient and thorough! The chimney service technicians arrived promptly, cleaned my chimney diligently, and addressed minor repairs swiftly. Their attention to detail and friendly demeanor made for a hassle-free experience. Will definitely rely on them for future chimney needs!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your positive review, Alex! We're glad to hear we made chimney cleaning easy to cross off your to-do list! Looking forward to helping you again in the future. Thanks again and please take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Byron and Beau are very professional. I am grateful for Byron’s expertise and finding the problem with our fireplace that could cause health problems and potentially a fire due to an improper installation. If you want the job done right choose the experts and go to Midtown Chimney. Byron is amazing. Everyone I have been in contact with at Midtown have been great! I would highly recommend this company.
Response from the owner: Wow, thanks so much for your kind words, Sharon! Byron is one of the best! Safety is always our top priority and we're happy to help keep everyone safe and cozy when using your fireplace. Thank you for your recommendation and please don't hesitate to reach out if anything else if ever needed. Take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
I had an issue with my fireplace after my roof was replaced and a part fell down. The team helped determine what the issue was, came to my house in a timely manner and fixed the issue. The team took great care for my house, laying down a sheet, cleaning up the fireplace and making it look better then before. They also were very helpful in explaining each step of the process and were very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, Sean! When the unexpected happens, we're happy to make the process clear, efficient and clean. Thanks again for your time and recommendation, take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, Kailey! Take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Midtown has helped as needed on multiple ties including replacing a 100-year-old wood stove! Today they helped me use the start-up system of an automatic one in a historic house. They are always great to work with!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Cindy! Glad we were able to help get everything up and running! Appreciate your time and continued business! Please take care and have a great day! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Our technician Mason did a great job installing a new top-seal damper and crown coat. Very friendly as well, would definitely hire them again!
Response from the owner: Thanks so much Walter! Happy to hear about your positive experience with Mason! Thanks for your time and continued business! Please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
A few weeks ago when we had the 2 days of heavy rain, I noticed water coming into my fireplace from the chimney flue. Midtown and Daniel came out the next day to inspect the chimney and and see why the water was leaking in. Turns out the mortar on the crown of the chimney was cracked pretty bad and two of my three were not covered. Worked with me and gave me an excellent price to get a multi cap, put on the entire chimney and also seal all the cracks. Within a week from the time I called Midtown the repairs were done. The multi cap was installed, it was a great price and I would highly recommend. to use midtown. Excellent work, fast, very fair price, and Daniel was very friendly and easy to work with.
Response from the owner: That's wonderful, thank you Allen! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with Daniel! We're glad we were able to help you with your leaky chimney in a timely matter! Thank you again and please don't hesitate to reach out if anything is ever needed! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Mason came to clean and inspect the chimney of our wood burning fire place. Also cleaned our dryer vent (long-overdue!). His work was professional and efficient. Definitely recommend.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your positive review, Michael! Happy to help with your fireplace and dryer vent cleaning needs! Thank you again for your recommendation and please take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Michael and Alice were both very nice, friendly, honest and informative, can’t ask for me than that. Will continue to work with them!
Response from the owner: Thanks for your kind words, Justin! Mike and Alice are the best! We are happy to be of great service and appreciate your continued business with us! Please take care and have a great day! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Mason did an excellent job. He was friendly and provided clear communication about the service being provided. He was swift and efficient with completing the service.
Response from the owner: That's awesome, thank you so much Kathryn! We're glad Mason was able to provide excellent service with clear communication throughout the process! Thanks again for sharing your experience with us! Take care! 🙂 -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
We had some leaking in our chimney and needed to get our cap replaced. Mason came by for the initial inspection and let me know the situation and provided an easy to understand explanation on options. I was given updates on the timing of ordering parts and scheduled the work to repair soon thereafter. Mason came back to do the repair and calmly handled the situation where I may have created some stress -.-. Thanks for the speedy and quality work!
Response from the owner: Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Mason, Tyger! We always try our best to communicate every step of the way for ease of mind! Thanks for your time and for choosing Midtown! Please reach out if anything else is ever needed! Take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Right from the initial consultation, we were impressed by the knowledge and helpfulness from the team. There was absolutely NO PRESSURE. The fireplace insert is absolutely stunning! Can't wait to cozy up by the fire this winter! We highly recommend them!
Response from the owner: Wonderful thank you Stephanie!- Byron and Midtown Installation Team
Mason did a fabulous job today servicing our wood burning stove including climbing up on our steeply pitched roof. He also cleaned another wood burning stove for us earlier in the winter and, again, did a wonderful job. We will for sure call Mason again to inspect and clean our wood burning stoves.
Response from the owner: Wow, thanks so much for this positive review, Michelle! Mason rocks and we're glad you think so too! Looking forward to connecting again and servicing your wood stoves in the future! Thanks again!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Marcus was knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. More importantly, he located the problem we were having and fixed it on the spot. We’re very grateful!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Sherri! Marcus is truly one of the best! We are happy to be of great service and are looking forward to helping with any future needs! Take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Mason did an excellent job, was very professional and friendly, and made some great recommendations. Would absolutely work with him again.
Response from the owner: That's awesome, thanks so much Jacob! Mason is pretty great and we're glad he was able to help out! Thanks again for sharing your positive experience and please don't hesitate to reach out if anything else is ever needed! Take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
I was outside of a job they finished up. My car battery died and Jacob and his kind employee came over to help me out. Good trust worthy people.
Response from the owner: Aw, sorry to hear that happened, but we're glad Jacob came to the rescue! We are proud to say, we've got some great guys on our team. Thanks again for your kind words!--The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
My family has a cabin above Boulder. When we came into ownership of the cabin we discovered that the stove and stove installation/stovepipe were very out of code. I looked around for a company to replace and install a new woodstove and decided to go with Midtown Chimney Fireplace. I sent them pictures of my cabin which has a really steep roof and they built an estimate and sent it to me by email. The estimate was comprehensive and easy to understand and when I had a question about it I was able to make a phone call and talk to a human on the other end of the line. I clicked the red approve quote button, paid the deposit, and then they scheduled the work. First they staged the product a few days in advance and then came right on time to do the installation work. Our home was as clean and in as good a shape after they installed the new stove as before.When the new stove was installed there was a small leak near their work area which they addressed promptly. There were no problems with the stove, installation and outside air kit that was necessary to comply with local codes. We love the way it looks!One year later we still couldn't be happier. Thanks Midtown Chimney Services!
Response from the owner: Thank you Karina, all the best on the new roof. If you need us we are a phone call or a text message away!-The Midtown Chimney and Fireplace Store team
We reached out to get our chimney cleaned and capped.Jon was very responsive an excellent! He addressed all of our concerns promptly. I was impressed by his commitment to honoring the old quote since we didn't have any changes in the scope of work. His work was efficient and solid, leaving us with a clean and properly capped chimney. I highly recommend this company for the professionalism and quality of service.
Response from the owner: Wow, thank you so much Sarah! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this positive review and will definitely pass it along to Jon. We agree, Jon rocks! Looking forward to helping you again with any chimney needs! Thanks again for your recommendation and please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
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