Chimney Sweeping

Midtown Chimney Sweeps stands ready to assist Real Estate agents and brokers during the home transaction process by properly inspecting the fireplace and chimney. Many times there are minor but important real estate chimney repairs that should be done before close of escrow. In other cases Real Estate agents or brokers may find that they need a qualified chimney inspector to inspect a chimney in a real estate transfer. In either case, Midtown Chimney Sweeps is your local source for knowledgeable, fast, and courteous chimney inspection, and any type of light chimney repair or maintenance which helps real estate agents. One of our certified technicians will come and inspect your chimney and inform you of the details. The inspections have a special name recognized and governed in type and scope by the NFPA 211 Standard, chapter 15. We are held to high and strict standards to inspect the interior portion of the flue and clearances to combustibles and the upper roof portion for water intrusion and proper chimney height. We call this the Advanced Camera Inspection and Sweep, and the national standard refers to it as a Level II Inspection.

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Other Chimney Real Estate Repair Done by Midtown

We do chimney crown repair, deal with chimney leaks, and address chimney masonry related problems. It is our recommendation that your chimney be swept and inspected to learn as much as one can about the chimney prior to giving a proposal on any additional work. Our technicians are CCP Qualified and professionally trained in the inspection process and in professional courtesy.

 Ready to work With Real Estate Agents

Midtown Chimney Sweeps stands ready to assist you in the maintenance and repair of your fireplace or chimney. Any type of light chimney repair or maintenance will be reviewed by our certified technicians.

Chimneys are often one of the most neglected, undetected, or misdiagnosed systems in the entire household. This is bad news, since the safe operation of our fireplaces and stoves requires a properly working chimney. During your annual chimney inspection (known as a Level I inspection), our certified chimney sweeps will be able to determine the condition of your chimney and offer solutions for chimney repair and maintenance should it be required. Most often chimney problems are the result of poor draft, excessive water vapor and corrosion, or another related issue. Our chimney services include,

  • Chimney Crown Repair
  • Fixing Leaky Chimneys
  • Chimney Masonry Problems
  • Tuckpointing of masonry

The common repair items done to chimneys are inside the firebox and up on the roof. The reason for this is the harsh heat of the direct flames deteriorates the mortar and brick within the firebox, and the freeze-thaw cycle deteriorates the top of the chimney. After years of exposure to harsh elements and the by-products of combustion, the masonry material of your chimney flue (the innermost portion of the chimney that comes into direct contact with the byproducts of combustion) can begin to deteriorate. Our chimney sweeps are skilled in masonry repair and tuckpointing which is the repair of mortar joints both inside the firebox and up above the roof line. Our certified technicians can restore the look of your masonry chimney so that it looks and functions like new. This repair process includes chipping out loose mortar and pressing in new refractory cement mortar between the bricks, in the case of the firebox. Common repairs on the roof-top side of the chimney include both masonry repair and sheet metal work. Chimney flashing that is loose, cracked, or broken can allow water and moisture to seep into the wood work of your roof, chimney, or attic causing serious and expensive water damage repair. Because water damage requires extensive repair, it’s best to take preventative measures to avoid this situation. Masonry chimneys often require tuckpointing missing mortar joints above the roof line, crown repair, flashing seal, and applying a quality water resistant coating.

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Our chimney sweeps are qualified and insured.


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


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

Happy Customers

Midtown Chimney Sweeps is rated 4.9/5.0

ExcellentMidtown Chimney Sweeps4.8 Based on 2257 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onJustinJustin ★★★★★ Michael and Alice were both very nice, friendly, honest and informative, can’t ask for me than that. Will continue to work with them!Kathryn NaveKathryn Nave ★★★★★ 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.Tyger YoshiTyger Yoshi ★★★★★ 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 ownerThank 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🎩 Stephanie HildebrandStephanie Hildebrand ★★★★★ 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 ownerWonderful thank you Stephanie!- Byron and Midtown Installation Team Michelle WebsterMichelle Webster ★★★★★ 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 ownerWow, 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🎩 Sherri ScottSherri Scott ★★★★★ 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 ownerThank 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🎩 Jacob ZeiglerJacob Zeigler ★★★★★ Mason did an excellent job, was very professional and friendly, and made some great recommendations. Would absolutely work with him again.Response from the ownerThat'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🎩 Jace DavenportJace Davenport ★★★★★ 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 ownerAw, 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🎩 Karina MartensKarina Martens ★★★★★ 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 ownerThank 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 sarah finneysarah finney ★★★★★ 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 ownerWow, 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🎩 Ben SanbornBen Sanborn ★★★★★ Called for help after the heavy snow knocked off a vent cap from my roof. Byron was friendly and knowledgeable and pointed me in the right direction. Thanks for your help!!Response from the ownerThank you! Jerry DrewelowJerry Drewelow ★★★★★ Levi was just here cleaning an air exchanger duct running to the exterior of our house. There was a sizeable mess of an old bee hive clogging things up considerably. The ductwork on the inside at the air exchanger was quite convoluted and Levi definitely went the extra yard to make sure we got the right duct cleaned end to end. We are extremely pleased with his work and couldn't be happier!Response from the ownerWe're so happy to provide you with excellent service, thank you Jerry! We're glad Levi was able to help keep your air ducts safe and clean! Please don't hesitate to reach out if anything else is ever needed, take care! :)--The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Judy RiddleJudy Riddle ★★★★★ Marcus Lacey of Midtown Chimney Sweeps Gig Harbor was extremely professional and knowledgeable when he came to our Gig Harbor residence to diagnose an issue. We will use this company again and hope to work with Marcus! Judy Riddle-Skintauy and Jim SkintauyResponse from the ownerThanks so much Jim and Judy! Marcus is pretty great and we're glad you think so too! 🙂 We appreciate your business and time writing this kind review! Please take care and we look forward to connecting again if anything else is ever needed, thank you! --The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Michael JosephMichael Joseph ★★★★★ Great working with Midtown. They were accommodating, did good work, and made the process easy. Techs are knowledgable and communication with Miya around the permit process was clear and smooth. Thank you!Response from the ownerAwesome! Thank you for sharing your positive experience, Michael! We know any kind of installation can get complicated quickly and so we always strive to make our processes smooth sailing for everyone! We truly value your time and business! Take care :)--The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 TanyaTanya ★★★★★ these guys are great. they've been the first vendors i've dealt with who actually did a thorough excellent job and solved my problem, and for a very fair priceResponse from the ownerWow, thanks so much Tanya! Happy to hear we were able to diagnose and solve the issue for you! We appreciate your kind words! Please don't hesitate to reach out if anything else is ever needed, take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Nick KnudtsonNick Knudtson ★★★★★ Mike was very thorough with the sweep and very informativeResponse from the ownerWe truly appreciate your business and your time leaving us a positive review, Nick! We are always happy to share our knowledge and Mike is one of the best! Take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Travis MonroeTravis Monroe ★★★★★ I had a small leak through my chimney. Midtown Chimney was able to come out quickly and get it taken care of. Marcus was helpful and got the issue taken care of.Response from the ownerThanks so much Travis! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with Marcus! Glad to be of service for your chimney needs! Please take care and don't hesitate to reach out if anything else is ever needed, thank you!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Isaac SmithIsaac Smith ★★★★★ Their technician Joshua was very helpful and knowledgeable. He went out of his way on a routine cleaning to point out some issues with our fireplace and gave recommendations to address them.Response from the ownerThank you for your positive review, Isaac! We're happy to hear Joshua was so helpful and thorough! Looking forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service! Please take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 shakurmurray22shakurmurray22 ★★★★★ Great service and great experience. Very easy to work withResponse from the ownerThank you for sharing your experience! We are happy to be of great service and are looking forward to helping with any future needs! Take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Devon MunzPhelpsDevon MunzPhelps ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks so much for the 5 star review! We really appreciate it! Take care :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Angela EpiscopoAngela Episcopo ★★★★★ Daniel and his helper did excellent work. Very clean and very professional Great communication and explanations (and pics) of what needed done. Thank you Daniel, I’ll be using you in the future!Response from the ownerAwesome, thank you for sharing your experience, Angela! We know any type of home repair can get stressful, so we always try to communicate and explain to the best of our abilities to help ease the process! Glad we were able to provide excellent service for your fireplace and are looking forward to seeing you next time! Take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team 🎩 Rhonda CozziRhonda Cozzi ★★★★★ Levi Bruckelmyer Is wonderful human being. He's does his work 100% he came by. What should have only been? A couple of hours ended up being hours well into the night and then today I just had a question about something unrelated and he stopped by took the time out of his busy schedule to make sure that I was OK and to answer my questions. So whoever calls upon this young man to do for for him. 100% he's gonna do it to the best of his ability. And be there for anything that you need. Thank you and have a great day.Response from the ownerWow, thank you so much Rhonda! We agree, Levi is pretty wonderful! We are so happy to hear our level of service went above and beyond and hope to continue providing you with excellent service in the future! Thank you again and please take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Adrienne PAdrienne P ★★★★★ We had an inspection done on our chimney, but the results were not complete due to our situation, and a newer technician. My husband spoke with the owner Mike, and he took care of us right away. They scheduled Brandon, a seasoned technician out to complete the job. He was very professional, very knowledgeable and made sure that our chimney was in great shape. He really put my mind at ease by going up on our very steep roof to do a visual inspection from above. Very thorough, and he was so courteous and conscientious. I highly recommend Midtown Chimney Fireplace Store. And I really appreciate they are family owned since 1979!Response from the ownerThank you so much Adrienne! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with us! Safety is definitely a priority and we're happy to have helped ease your mind with our thorough inspection process! Thank you for your recommendation and please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team 🎩 Patrick SmithPatrick Smith ★★★★★ Levi is great. Very professional, clean and does a great job problem solving. We use this company every year.Response from the ownerThank you so much Patrick, we really appreciate your continued business and sharing your experience! It means a lot, Levi is one of the best! Please take care and we look forward to seeing you again next year! Thank you!- The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 Dino BonominiDino Bonomini ★★★★★ Eric was awesome! We had a sweep and an inspection done because we were getting water in our basement and suspected it was coming in from the roof/chimney because the water was coming out from our chimney flue ash clean out in our basement. Eric took me up on our roof with him and he showed me all the possible places where water could be getting in. Ultimately we did a water test where Eric took a hose up on the roof and sprayed the chimney in different spots while I kept an eye out downstairs for the water. We found the HVAC exhaust did not have silicone around the top of the chimney cap and that's where the water was coming in. Eric had some silicone in his van and was able to fix the issue for us. I did another water test a couple days later and no water!!! Very grateful we found the issue!Eric also showed us the entire process of him inspecting our chimney and pointing out the potential dangers if we were to use our chimney using his camera. He also showed us how to properly start our gas fireplace. We do not plan to use it due to the dangers he found, but it was really good to know all of that.We had great conversations with Eric. He was extremely knowledgeable and he was very respectful of our home. I am only recommending Eric and Midtown Chimney Sweeps for anyone needing help with their chimney!Response from the ownerWow, thank you so much Dino for sharing this awesome experience with Eric! He truly is a rockstar!! We will be sure to share this with him! Thank you so much, we value your business and your recommendation, it means a lot! Please take care and have a great day, thank you so much! :)- The Midtown Chimney Team🎩 js_loader

Real Estate Inspections

NFPA 211 code requires that you conduct a Level II chimney inspection before the sale or transfer of real estate in the United States of America. A Level II inspection utilizes a live scan video camera after completing a Level inspection. Midtown Chimney Sweeps technicians are trained in Level II inspections for masonry fireplaces, factory-built fireplaces, and wood stoves connected to either masonry or factory built chimneys.

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