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Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Holland


Situated near Lake Michigan, Holland residents are familiar with frigid temperatures and plentiful snow during the winter. One of the best ways to warm yourself in those months is to get comfortable by the burning wood in your fireplace. At the same time, fireplaces and heating stoves require maintenance. Luckily, you have Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Holland, Michigan right in your neighborhood!

Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning Needs in Holland, Michigan

Why Is Chimney Cleaning Important?

As wood burns in a fireplace or heating stove, soot rises and then builds up in your flue. If the soot isn’t cleared away regularly, a chimney fire could happen. And that’s sure not a good thing!

What Regulations Are There for Chimney Inspections?

Customers should follow regulations set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Otherwise, the manufacturers behind a chimney, fireplace, or heating stove might refuse to honor the product’s warranty. For wood and bio-fuel pellet stoves, the recommendation is an annual sweep. Meanwhile, masonry fireplaces and factory-built fireplaces should be cleaned when the soot level reaches 1/8” thick on the inside walls of the chimney.

How Often Does a Fireplace Require Cleaning?

This excerpt from NFPA’s Document 211 gives the answer:

Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.

Like NFPA, we at Midtown advise that you have your chimney and fireplace checked annually, regardless of how often you make use of them. Even if you rarely use your fireplace, it could suffer from other than an excess of soot, such as bent dampers, debris (such as leaves or nests) blocking the flue, or dysfunctional air shutters.

How Midtown Chimney Sweeps in Holland Cleans Chimneys

Our Methods Include Outstanding Equipment

One unique tool we use is the HEPA dust-extractor vacuum. This great machine is safe to use on both carpet and hard surfaces. It’s keeps the air clean while sucking away soot and ash using a triple-filtration system. Our German-made tool is quiet to operate and simply unmatched in the industry.

Certified and Insured Professionals

Our technicians are Certified Chimney Professionals™. They are held to high standards of professionalism and courtesy and are insured with both business automotive and general liability insurance. We ensure your full satisfaction with a customer service questionnaire which is provided after each job is complete.

The Two Types of Inspections We Can Offer

A Level I inspection satisfies NFPA’s expectation for you have your chimney and fireplace checked annually. It’s a thorough check of the fireplace and the chimney’s lower section. A Level II inspection combines Level I with a live-video scan of the chimney all the way from bottom to top. During that inspection, Midtown technicians look for debris, buildup, and damage. Level II inspections are required by the NFPA’s Document 211 for new homeowners, in addition to property managers (when property ownership changes) and realtors.

Servicing the Dryer Vents of Holland

Why Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Important in Holland, Michigan?

Your dryer produces lint whenever you use the appliance to remove moisture from your clothes. The lint steadily accumulates in the dryer’s adjoining vent. If the material combines with the intense electrical heat, you will find yourself dealing with a horrific fire.

How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?

Your dryer’s ventilation should be cleaned out once a year. The area surrounding the vent should be inspected every 6 months to be sure there’s no damage. Tiny holes may develop in the flexible connector behind the dryer causing dust or monoxide to enter the residence. Plastic flexible connectors are not code and must be replaced with semi-rigid aluminum or a similar type of UL-Listed product.

Let the experts at Midtown Chimney Sweeps of Holland service your fireplace (or heating stove) and chimney so you can enjoy warmth away of the rain and snow. We aspire to be your Sweep for Life!

Proudly Serving These Michigan Cities

We enthusiastically service the chimneys and fireplaces of Holland, Beechwood, Filmore, Hamilton, Zeeland, Macatawa, Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Bravo, Pullman, Overisel, Borculo, Burnips, and everything in between!

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Certifications

HeatShield® is a chimney liner repair system that eliminates the hazards and draft problems caused by gaps, cracks and spalling in otherwise sound masonry chimneys.

  • The National Fireplace Institute® is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization for the hearth industry. NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems.


Service Locations:

Holland, Beechwood, Filmore, Hamilton, Zeeland, Macatawa, Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Bravo, Pullman, Overisel, Borculo, Burnips
George Rodriguez

Meet George Rodriguez

George Rodriguez was born and raised in Selma California. He moved to Michigan after high school to attend Ferris State University and received his degree in Business Marketing and Professional Tennis Management. After college he fell in love with the city of Grand Rapids and decided to make it his permanent residency. George is married to Deb and they have three beautiful children, Anthony, Arianna, and Sebastian. George still loves to compete competitively in tennis and enjoys spending quality time with his family, community, and church. In business George strives to make customer satisfaction his top priority and to exceed customer expectations. Going above and beyond is nothing new to him. What sets Midtown Chimney Sweeps apart from the competition is the high level of customer satisfaction, attention to detail, state of the art equipment, and the passion of making sure every customer receives a five star experience.