Annual Safety Inspections - Lindemann Chicago Services

Chimney Cleaning & Inspection

Cleaning your chimney is essential to keeping them running properly and safely. Hiring a reputable chimney sweeping company is important when maintaining your chimney. If you notice a problem with your fireplace, such as bad odor, smoke leaks, or if you notice a tar like substance forming on the inner walls of the chimney, it’s time to have your chimney inspected by a professional.

Safety Inspection Only


Video Scan (entire system) – find cracks in clay tiles, missing mortar between tiles, moisture:

  • Firebox
  • Smoke Chamber
  • Smoke Shelf
  • Chimney Flue
  • Damper Assembly
  • Rooftop inspection:
  • Check caps
  • Brick and mortar
  • Flashing
  • Crown
  • Written inspection report

Level 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – All of our inspections meet this requirement. Recommended when sale or transfer of property is occurring.

Level 3 NFPA – by estimate only – Demolition/Dismantling (to be fixed by a third party) that needs to be done to find the problem and complete the inspection (only performed when there is an actual problem).



Chimney Cleaning

Performed by a Nationally Certified Technician (Chimney Safety Institute of America) and recommended every 36 fires


Safety Inspection

Cleaning of the entire system – fireplace up:

  • Firebox
  • Smoke Chamber
  • Smoke Shelf
  • Chimney Flue
  • Damper Assembly
  • Triple Hepa filter vacuum – dust control & eliminates dangers of soot
  • Drop cloths (protect flooring)


Wood Program:

For every cleaning, our customers receive 36 bundles of wood (Equals ½ face cord of wood)
Wood must be picked up in 12 bundle increments
Customer must pick up from our main office in Lake Bluff – 86 Albrecht Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. We do not deliver.



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Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping

Chimney Inspections

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. The tar like substance is called Creosote, which can accumulate in the flue, cause unpleasant odors, improper drafting and under certain circumstances, chimney fires. Creosote is unburned wood particles and condensed flue gasses that build up over time when chimneys have been neglected.
All of Lindemann Chimney Company’s inspections meet level 2 NFPA requirements and are performed by our nationally certified technicians. Learn more about the various types of chimney inspections. The internal portion of the inspection includes a video scan of the entire system, which includes the firebox, smoke chamber, smoke shelf, chimney flue and damper assembly. The technician will be very meticulous, looking for obstructions, cracks in the clay tiles, absence of liner, signs of moisture and anything else that would make the chimney unsafe for use. The external portion of the inspection focuses on the integrity of the chimney cover, crown, flashing and brick and mortar. The technician is ensuring that the structure is sturdy, safe and keeping water and animals outside. 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 home owners to enjoy their fireplaces all year-round.

Our certified technicians are prepared to bring your fireplace and chimney into proper working order should any issues arise during the inspection.



Every 36 fires or once a year, whichever comes first
When you purchase a pre-built home or dwelling
Lindemann Chimney Company offers safe and professional cleanings to all of 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 are protecting your home from any damage, drop cloths will be used to protect all surface areas near the fireplace. Our technicians will then clean the entire system from the fireplace up, using professional brushes and equipment, along with the best chimney vacuum on the market, 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.
All of our chimney technicians are nationally certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). They regularly attend continuing education classes and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations and technology related to our industry. Lindemann Chimney Company offers the most educated and knowledgeable chimney cleaning professionals in the field.