Chimney Sweeping in Pottstown: Work With Wells & Sons for Quality Results

Have you recently spotted DIY chimney sweep products on the market? Creosote sweeping logs and DIY chimney sweep kits may seem appealing – and like a time/money saver – but there is no real replacement for a quality, professional chimney sweeping. And, if you ask us, when it comes to lighting a fire in your home, you can’t be too careful.

Our highly trained, experienced, and Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians can expertly sweep your chimney, addressing any issues that are found and leaving your fireplace system ready to use for the rest of your burn season. If you live in or around Pottstown, Allentown, Phoenixville, Norristown, or any of the surrounding counties, give us a call for all your residential and commercial chimney sweeping needs.

We Provide Chimney Cleaning Services for Homes & Businesses

  • Commercial Chimney Sweeping: Commercial chimneys have their own unique sweeping needs and we’re here to take care of them. Our team is trained to provide maintenance, sweeping, cleaning, and repair for your commercial business or commercial building chimney, from top to bottom.
  • Residential Chimney Sweeping: Looking for a chimney sweep who will keep your home mess-free, all while ensuring your chimney is as clean and as safe for use as possible? Wells & Sons is the only company you need call. We use powerful ROVAC vacuums and lay down drop cloths during our thorough process. We’ll keep your home spotless and make sure your chimney and fireplace are ready to be enjoyed by you and your family.

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How Often Should My Chimney Be Professionally Swept?

Having your chimney swept by a certified chimney technician at least once per year is one of the most important things you can do for the overall health and safety of your chimney system. An annual chimney sweeping removes dirt, debris, ash, soot, and creosote from your flue, keeping your fireplace and chimney operating safely and efficiently.

The removal of creosote is one of the most important aspects of an annual chimney sweeping. Creosote is an extremely flammable material and is a byproduct of wood-burning fires. When creosote is allowed to accumulate in the flue, it can easily lead to some very dangerous scenarios.

And remember – while it is recommended that most chimneys be swept at least once per year, your chimney may need to be cleaned more or less based on use. For example, if your home uses a fireplace or wood stove daily as a major heat source, it may need to be swept more than once per year. One of our certified technicians will be able to recommend a cleaning schedule based on your family’s fireplace use and condition.

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Are Chimney Sweepings Messy?

One of the major concerns most of our customers have is the condition of their home after a chimney sweeping. Will it leave everything messy, out of place, and covered in soot? At Wells & Sons Chimney Service, we take the time to ensure that we leave your home in the same condition we found it in – or better.

Our technicians treat our customers’ homes with respect. How do we protect it?

  • One way that we protect your home is by using drop cloths. By placing drop cloths on the floor surrounding your fireplace, we keep dirt, soot and ash from being tracked through your home or from settling into carpets or flooring.
  • In addition to keeping your flooring and furnishings clean, we also have special equipment to help maintain the air quality in your home. Our technicians use high-velocity ROVAC vacuums when sweeping your chimney. Whereas regular vacuums cause fine ash and soot to merely become airborne, these vacuums are equipped with HEPA filters to ensure a clean sweep.

Schedule Your Chimney Service Appointment Today

If you have any questions about the chimney sweeping process or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at (610) 473-6000 or reach out online right now. From firebox to chimney cap, we’ve got you covered.


Your annual chimney inspection will uncover any issue with your chimney before it gets out of hand. You can trust our chimney and dryer vent services every time.