English Sweep, Inc. Is Here to Sweep Chimneys Throughout Kirkwood

Book an appointment today, so we can visit your home in Kirkwood, Windsor Springs, Oakland, Meacham Park, Glendale, Des Peres, Clayton, Warson Woods, Huntleigh, Crestwood, Rock Hill, Osage Hills, Wildwood, Ballwin, or anywhere nearby and keep your chimney clean!

Chimney sweepings aren’t something to put off, and if one is needed, you can bet your system won’t be functioning efficiently – or safely, for that matter – until it’s done. We’ve got the facts behind the importance of investing in this service regularly. Let’s dive in…

Why Is a Chimney Sweeping Important?

Probably the biggest reason why sweepings are important is because of creosote. Creosote is a byproduct of combustion, and because creosote is flammable in nature, it can cause some pretty devastating damage if a lot is present. The more you have, the more likely you are to have a chimney fire, which will send flames throughout the interior of your flue, wreaking havoc all along the way.

Investing a little money here and there into avoiding chimney fires reduces the likelihood that you’ll have to spend significant dollars on major chimney repairs down the line.

Another reason sweepings are important is because they allow us to ensure no clogs are present in the flue before you fire up the fireplace. Creosote can block things up, but so can things like outside debris and curious critters (along with their nesting materials). Clogs lead to smoke backup and poor airflow, both of which greatly affect your ability to enjoy your fireplace.

Who’s the Best Chimney Sweep Near St. Louis, Kirkwood & Beyond?

All in all, regular sweepings are a necessity for maintaining both chimney health and the safety of your household. If you live on or near Geyer Road, Woodbine Avenue, Couch Avenue, Adams Avenue, Harrison Avenue, McCullough Avenue, Van Buren Avenue, Rose Hill Avenue, Ballas Road, Craig Drive, Grandview Drive, Ann Avenue, Bach Avenue, Frieda Avenue, Big Bend Road, Essex Avenue, Sarah Avenue, Bodley Avenue, Dougherty Ferry Road, Taylor Avenue, or Fillmore Avenue, count on us to perform your next one.

We love serving Kirkwood, and we’re happy to travel to your home, ensuring your fireplace and chimney are ready for whatever type of weather comes our way – be is snow, sleet, rain, or heat. If you’re nearby or anywhere else in our service area, don’t hesitate to reach out. Call or book online today.

Our Full List of Chimney & Fireplace Services

Along with sweepings and creosote removal, we perform annual inspections, masonry repairs, product installation, and many other services your system needs to stand strong and operate efficiently over time. Turn to us for the following:

Need emergency chimney services? We can help with those too.

Check Out Our Quality Fireplace & Chimney Products

Our services don’t just stop with repairs, sweepings, and overviews. We also offer quality chimney and fireplace products – and we expertly install them too – ensuring your home is well-equipped for fire after fire.

Can I Sweep My Own Chimney?

Nowadays, you can buy just about anything online – chimney sweeping tools, included. And you can look up tutorials for about any DIY project too.

…but just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean you should. While some homeowners may choose to do it themselves, professional chimney sweeps are trained to do the job safely and effectively. DIY attempts lead to missed patches of creosote, further potential damage, and more. In the end, you really won’t have the peace of mind you deserve while using your chimney unless you call out an expert that really knows their stuff.

What about creosote sweeping logs?

No, chimney sweeping logs don’t replace a thorough sweeping either! They loosen the creosote, but they don’t remove it – and they can’t spot (and inform you of) potential threats, either.

What Tools & Equipment Do Chimney Sweeps Use?

Chimney sweeps use specialized brushes, rods, vacuums, and inspection cameras to clean and inspect the chimney thoroughly. Using the wrong equipment can lead to potential hazards or damage. The only way to know that the job is done right – and that all potential threats are spotted and addressed – is to hire a certified team of chimney technicians from the very start.

How Long Does a Chimney Sweeping Appointment Usually Take?

The duration varies depending on the condition and size of the chimney, but it typically takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour for a standard cleaning.

A chimney that is swept regularly and well-maintained should be on the shorter side, while a chimney that’s been neglected and has glazed-on creosote will take more time to tackle. All the more reason to keep up with annual maintenance!

What Should I Do To Prepare for a Chimney Sweeping Appointment?

The main big things we ask to ensure increased safety and less mess?

  • Stop using the fireplace at least 24 hours before the service.
  • Clear the area around the fireplace or stove.
  • Remove any valuable or fragile items from the vicinity.
  • Clean out any remaining ash piles.

We’re Qualified to Help You Out

If you book a sweeping with our team, you can bet that we’ll come prepared. Customers throughout Webster Groves, Barretts, Ozark View, Sunset Hills, Keyes Summit, Chesterfield, and more value our commitment to training and professionalism, and count on us to solve any and all of their chimney-related problems. You can count on us, too.

If you’re looking to book a service with our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified crew, call 636-225-3340 or request an appointment online today!


Living in Webster Groves is great for a lot of reasons, including being part of our large service area. We look forward to seeing you there.