Austin Chimney Cleaner

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps is the go-to Austin chimney cleaner. With expertise in chimney cleaning, repairs and maintenance for residential as well as commercial properties, we guarantee to deliver exceptional services that exceed your expectations. Our qualified experts are certified to prioritize your safety and deliver the highest quality of service.

As professional chimney cleaners, we want to help educate homeowners to look for signs they would need to call a professional to inspect it. Here are the top 5 characters you need to have a professional take look at your chimney:

  1. The fireplace is Smoking- If your fireplace is making more smoke than usual, or if the smoke is coming back into your house, it could mean your chimney is clogged. This can cause a buildup of creosote, which can start an unplanned fire in your chimney.
  2. Foul Smell- If a strong odor comes from your fireplace, there may be a creosote buildup and other debris in your chimney. Animals, moisture, or other issues can cause this.
  3. Debris in Fireplace- If you see debris falling into your fireplace, something is blocking your chimney. This can happen when there is a lot of creosote, animal nests, or other debris. If this happens, it could cause a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
  4. Soot Buildup- When there is soot on the walls around your fireplace or in your chimney, you need to have the chimney swept. Soot is a product of burning wood. When there is too much soot, it can cause problems like fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Regular chimney cleaning can help prevent dangerous situations. If you notice any of these signs, it’s essential to call professional chimney cleaners as soon as possible. They will inspect your chimney, clean out any debris or blockages, and ensure your fireplace is safe and functioning.

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Common Chimney Cleaning Questions

As chimney cleaners, we get questions from homeowners about how to take care of their chimneys, what is involved in cleaning, and chimney repair questions. Here are some of the most common questions and answers involving chimney sweeps.

How often should I get my chimney cleaned?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that homeowners inspect and clean their chimneys annually. However, you use your fireplace frequently. In that case, you may need to have it cleaned more regularly to prevent dangerous creosote buildup.

What is creosote, and why is creosote dangerous? 

Creosote is a flammable substance that can build up inside your chimney due to burning wood. If left unattended, creosote can ignite and cause a chimney fire. It can also cause blockages in your chimney, leading to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Do I need to be present during a chimney cleaning? 

No, homeowners don’t have to be present during a chimney cleaning, but we recommend it. This lets us answer any questions and ensure you are satisfied with the service.

What is included in a chimney cleaning?

A chimney cleaning typically includes a visual inspection of both the inside and the outside of the chimney, removing any debris and removing creosote buildup. We may also inspect the chimney cap, damper, and flue liner to ensure its functioning correctly.

How long does a chimney cleaning take?

The time it takes to clean a chimney can vary depending on factors such as the size and the amount of buildup present. On average, a chimney cleaning can take 30 minutes to 2 hours.

We hope we helped answer some of the common questions about chimney cleanings. Top Hat Chimney Sweeps are here to help if you have an issue arise or need your annual chimney services! Visit to contact our team!

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Top Hat Chimney Sweeps

5555 N Lamar Blvd Ste. L155, Austin, TX 78751

+1 (512) 200-7113


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