The chimney flue is essentially a household exhaust pipe - funneling away soot, hot ashes, smoke and gases from your home. Over time, it gets blocked by creosote or soot buildup, or it may get birds or animals stuck inside.
We recommend an annual inspection and clean to ensure you have no cracks, holes, or faults and to remove blockages.
Residential Chimneys | Morso Fireplaces | Pizza Ovens | Coffee Roasters | Industrial Chimneys
Frequently asked questions
- What can I expect on the day of my chimney sweep? The chimney sweep will first tarp off the area surrounding your stove or fireplace. He cleans from the inside up with his brushes. After the sweep is finished cleaning he will inform you of any issues and/or make recommendations for repairs.
- How long does a chimney sweep take? Residential fireplaces take about 20 minutes to an hour, depending when last your chimney was cleaned and how much it has been used. Whereas commercial chimneys will take longer based on length and frequent usage. Remember the more fires you burn within the fireplace the more frequently it will need to be swept. Do not wait, soot buildup is highly flammable!
- Does the chimney sweep need to come inside the house? Yes. We also need access to a working electrical outlet.
What our clients say
"What incredible service from The Original Chimney Sweep! They came this afternoon to do two chimneys and were legendary! So knowledgeable, professional and they worked with absolutely no mess. My 20 month old fell in love with them, too. And tonight, our fireplace is working beautiful - no smoke! Highly recommended! "
- Kirsten, Meadowridge
"The most punctual, polite, courteous and nice-to-deal-with contractors that have come to our house in a while!!! I will definitely recommend and use them again going forward. "
- Andreas, Hout Bay
"Fantastic service!! This is the second time we have used this company and each time I am amazed by what a brilliant job they do. Always very punctual and very friendly staff - both the gentlemen who clean the chimney and the lady at reception. Thank you!"
- Monique, Tokai
"Ian you are and your crew are remarkable!! My pizza ovens both in Camps Bay and Green point works amazingly! I highly recommend The Original Chimney Sweep."
- Anthony, Fresnaye
'Excellent service and overall experience from your team. Fantastic
Will definitely recommend your services to friends and family.'
- Samantha, Tableview
'Thanks! Just wanted to say that your team
wonderful and very efficient! We had tons of soot and
really needed a clean out. Very happy with your service.'
- Nicole and Mark, Claremont
"This chimney sweepers really came through for me. Previously had a chimney that would not work. Now I have a fantastic fireplace complete with accessories. Great work Ian. I will recommend this company to all our mates. Thank you very much. Best regards Liz and Bill Smuts. x"
- Liz Smuts, Gordons Bay
'I am so impressed with the level of service that I received from Ian and his staff. They are the most wonderful gentlemen! I have left a google review
- Naadirah, Century City
'Your guys were here and have done a great job cleaning the chimney. They
were very friendly and polite. Ian was pleasant and I will recommend your
guys to anyone.'
- William, Noordhoek
Areas we cover
Rondebosch | Pinelands | Thornton | Observatory | Woodstock | Zonnebloem | Walmer Estate | Devils Peak |Vredehoek | Oranjezicht | Higgovale | Gardens | Tamboerskloof | Rosebank | Newlands | Kenilworth | Harfield | Claremont | Wynberg | Plumstead | Bishopscourt | Constantia | Diepriver | Bergvliet | Tokai | Heathfield | Lakeside | Muizenberg | Fish hoek | Kalk Bay | Simons Town |Murdock Valley | Glencairn | Welcome Glen | Da Gama Park || Noordhoek | Clovelly | Hout Bay | Sunnydale | Camps Bay | Llandudno | Bantry Bay | Clifton |Fresnaye | Sea Point | Milnerton | Flamingo Vlei | Bloubergstrand | Parklands | Parklands North | Sunningdale | Riverside | Atlantic Beach | Melkbos | Langebaan | Durbanville | Plattekloof | Edgemead | Burgandy Estate | Monte Vista | Panorama | Bellville | Parow | Goodwood | Kuilsriver | Paarl | Stellenbosch | Strand | Somerset West | Greyton | Bettys Bay | Rooi Els | Hermanus | Napier | Grabouw | Bredasdorp | Pringle Bay | Wellington | Riebeek | Riebeek Wes | Mcgregor