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Chimney Sweep & Cleaning

At Lindemann, our Sweeps are the best trained and most knowledgeable in the Industry today. As the largest Chimney Service company in the Nation, we provide the latest in technology, education, training, and equipment so we can offer you the highest quality care for your chimney in the market.

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The Chimney Sweep & Cleaning Process

Lindemann offers safe and professional cleanings to all our customers. Not only is the care of your chimney important to us, but so is the care of your home. To ensure that we protect your home from any damage, drop cloths will be used to protect all surface areas near the fireplace.

Just a few years ago it was not a common practice for a chimney sweep to scan your flue with every cleaning, however, technology is moving forward in all industries and ours is no different. We now scan every chimney we clean. In doing so, we can find hidden defects that we didn’t know were there before.

During the cleaning process, our technicians clean the entire system from the fireplace up. We use professional brushes, and a Triple Hepa Filter Vacuum. This ensures that no dust or allergens enter the air in your home. Our cleaning services also include a Level 2 NFPA Inspection.

We clean the entire system:

Proper maintenance and cleaning of your fireplace is essential for its safe and efficient operation. Our fireplace cleaning service can help ensure that all the different components of your fireplace system are working properly and free from any damage or buildup.

Here are the systems within a fireplace that we will clean:


Smoke Chamber

Smoke Shelf

Chimney Flue

Damper Assembly

Rooftop inspection

Check caps

Brick and mortar



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How Often Should You Clean Your Chimney?

The frequency of chimney cleaning largely depends on usage. As a rule of thumb, the National Fire Protection Association recommends an annual inspection and cleaning. However, frequent use or burning certain types of wood may necessitate more frequent cleanings.

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Inspection Standards

Types of Inspections

Lindemann offers different levels of chimney inspection depending on your specific needs. The most common are described here. Obstructions or blockages in your chimney can cause toxic fumes such as carbon monoxide, to enter your home. Regular chimney inspections can greatly reduce the risk of chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.

They are also prepared to bring your fireplace and chimney into proper working order should any issues arise during the inspection. A thorough inspection allows homeowners to enjoy their fireplaces all year-round.

The requirements of chimney inspection have been outlined by the National Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 211. This is the standard by which all reputable, certified chimney service companies do business. Inspection needs will vary depending on the situation. The most common inspections are those we classify as a Level II or Level III inspection. Each is summarized below:

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Level II Inspection

Level II Inspections include a video scan of all accessible portions of the chimney. This includes areas within accessible attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Inspections are completed with the use of video scanning equipment. The external portion of the inspection focuses on the integrity of the chimney cover, crown, flashing and brick and mortar. We make sure the structure is sturdy, safe, and keeps water and animals outside.

Level III Inspection

A Level III Inspection is designed to uncover structural damage or problems in concealed areas of the chimney. A Level III Inspection is usually called for if there is damage to your home because of a chimney fire or severe storm.  This may include lightning damage, wind damage and earthquakes. If we can’t determine the safety of the system in conducting a Level II Inspection, then a Level III will be recommended by the technician.

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Why Choose Lindemann For Your Chimney Needs

Our sweeps are also trained in chimney physics. This includes the principles of draft and flow, trouble-shooting draft problems, house pressures, home/building construction in relation to venting just to name a few.

These are just a few of the highlights that make Lindemann your premier choice in Chicagoland for your chimney cleaning and maintenance.

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