Residential Chimney Sweeping Services: Trust Us for a Safer Home

As a homeowner, you want to be confident that your home and your family are protected against the threat of fireplace-related hazards, like house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and poor air quality – and we can help!

We’re committed to the safety of our customers throughout Pottstown and the surrounding communities, and we work hard to keep the residential chimneys of Pennsylvania clean, obstruction-free, and operating at peak levels.

How? By providing expert residential chimney sweeping services. Give us a call to schedule or you can reach out to us online now.

Have You Had Your Chimney Swept This Year?

Having an annual chimney sweeping is recommended.

This allows us to get in there and remove any dirt, debris, ash, soot, or creosote that may have built up during the previous burn season. It also allows us to check for any obstructions (like bird nests, twigs, leaves, etc.) that may be blocking the chimney flue.

With an annual chimney sweeping, you’ll be able to enjoy the first fire of the season with confidence, not worry.

Are Chimney Sweeps Messy?

When you call on a chimney service professional to perform a chimney sweeping in your home, it can be a bit nerve-racking. What should you expect? Will all that loosened soot, ash, creosote, and debris end up on your carpet or furniture? Will you have to bathe the dog after? Keep calm and let your fur baby sleep soundly because with Wells & Sons, there’s no mess.

We’ll clean your chimney and use our high-velocity ROVAC vacuums to capture and contain any loosened ash or debris. We’ll also lay down drop cloths on the floor surrounding your fireplace and take precautions to ensure that no mess is tracked through your home.

When we’re done, you’ll have a swept chimney and a clean home (as far as soot, ash, and creosote is concerned – we can’t vouch for the kids’ rooms.)

Can I DIY Chimney Cleaning? Why Hire a Certified Chimney Sweep?

First things first, we do not recommend cleaning your own chimney. It’s way too easy to miss important areas if you aren’t properly trained, and you could be overlooking threatening issues – like masonry damage, glazed creosote, missing components, liner-related issues, and more. When it comes to keeping your home safer while fires are lit in the middle of it, you always want to trust a professional tech for your maintenance. So, who do you hire then?

Always go with a company that’s certified – and don’t let the lowest offer win out. Not all chimney sweeps are certified, and while those who aren’t are typically less expensive, they are more likely to cut corners, take shortcuts, and not have the knowledge necessary for a job done right. The chimney sweeps here at Wells & Sons are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified, and for that reason, you can expect them to be educated, experienced, and professional in all matters.

Why is the CSIA certification so trusted?

The CSIA has been the leading chimney education and training group in the nation for decades. The certification itself has become the standard for measuring a chimney sweep’s knowledge and qualifications, and requires an extensive understanding of the workings and maintenance of chimney and venting systems. Because the CSIA holds sweeps to the highest standards in both education and ethics, each sweep must pass a rigorous examination that really tests the limits of his or her knowledge on everything chimney and venting related.

Each sweep must also agree to a code of ethics that is designed to protect homeowners and ensure honest service and integrity. And since the CSIA’s main mission is to protect homeowners against chimney fires and other related dangers, you can be confident that they had your best interests at heart when they developed both the technical training and the code of ethics.

The CSIA also understands the importance of ongoing education, which is why each certified sweep is required to take the certification test every three years or participate in ongoing education credits.

You can expect our CSIA-certified chimney sweeps to always be up to date on the latest safety and technological advancements in the industry and to be ready and able to tackle any issue you may be having with your system.

For Expert & Thorough Chimney Sweeping Services, Call Wells & Sons

With Wells & Sons, you’re guaranteed expert, thorough service and a job well done. We take our jobs seriously and nothing comes before the safety and satisfaction of our customers. Choose to work with someone you can trust… Choose Wells & Sons Chimney Service.

To request an appointment to have your residential chimney swept, call (610) 473-6000 or reach out to us online today!


Our chimney sweeping outreach includes commercial chimney sweeping as well …no job too big or too small!