Being a family owned company, when I found out my sister was moving to Jacksonville and bringing her business, it only made sense to merge our two operations together. I will always be Mike the Chimney Guy but can be booked through The Chimney Specialist, a full service family owned company. The Chimney Specialists website: www.chimneyrepairjacksonville.com. … [Read more...] about Now Booking Through The Chimney Specialists!
A Day in the Life
Long time, no updates! We have made it a top priority this year to attend as many hands on training classes as possible to stay at the top of the industry. One of the most important classes we have attended so far this Summer is ropes training and safety. Jim Brewer is a legend in the chimney sweep industry and our team recently made the visit to train with him at the Fire … [Read more...] about Ropes Training – Raising the Standard of Safety
If you just happen to be in Italy between August 30th and September 2nd, don't miss the International Meeting of the Sweeps! Chimney sweeps from around the World meet in the Vigezzo Valley to celebrate the past history and future of our profession. Although chimney sweeps have been around for centuries, this will be the 38th meeting in the Valley of the Chimney Sweep. … [Read more...] about International Meeting of the Chimney Sweeps – Val Vigezzo Italy 2019
April showers might bring May flowers but it also can bring water into your home. In one of my recent inspections I found a large amount of water entering a chimney chase from just a small area right next to the flashing. First, take a look at what the area looked like from the exterior: First thought, not much to see right? Now let us take a look inside of the chimney … [Read more...] about Inspection of the Week – Rainy Season Water Intrusion
Here is an interesting read from the New York Times about the lack of chimney sweeps in Paris. This is a common concern not only in the US, but throughout the world. If you are interested in becoming a chimney sweep, feel free to reach out and I can help steer you in the right direction. … [Read more...] about The Disappearing Chimney Sweep