Sweeps


Whether the connected appliance burns Wood, Gas, Oil or Pellets, the Chimney is the engine that drives the system. Proper chimney height and sizing, unimpeded draft and a suitable liner are all necessary to ensure that the appliance operates properly. Structural integrity and proper clearances to surrounding combustibles are necessary to ensure safety.

Remember, dirty chimneys are dangerous. Don’t play with fire—call the experts and let them thoroughly inspect and clean your chimney. They are fully insured and have the expertise to do the job quickly and efficiently. You’ll feel safer and your fires will burn better when you contact Albemarle Chimney Sweep.




When we're called in to clean a chimney, the first thing we do is perform a complete visual inspection of each chimney flue and the appliance(s) it is venting, checking structural integrity, condition, sizing, clearances and compliance with current code. We sweep the flue if needed, and submit an inspection checklist at the completion of the job (a detailed report of our findings is available upon request, along with a bid to fix any problems we find). This ensures that our Clients know the appliance is properly installed to current code specs, and that the chimney is unobstructed, in compliance with code, and ready to use.

In most cases, our Sweep Clients don't want to go up on the roof and determine if the chimney needs cleaning before giving us a call: thus, in cases where our initial inspection reveals that the flue is clean, we submit our checklist and charge only for the inspection so nobody has to pay for a sweep that isn't needed. 

Service Categories:

Chimney Sweeping/ cleaning, Installation, Chimney Liners, Chimney Caps, Dryer Vent Cleaning, Duct Cleaning, Chimney Repairs, Chimney Chase Covers, Water Proofing, Licensed and Insured, Insurance Claims, Chimney Problem Troubleshooting, Draft-Inducing Caps, Door Gasketing, Replacement Glass,  Gas Appliance Service, Manufactured Chimney Repair & Replacement

This style top mount damper has a lid that pivots open to allow smoke and fumes to escape when the fireplace is in use.

The tightly gasketed lid, shown in the closed position when the fireplace is not in use. The top mount damper acts as a chimney cap to keep out animals and weather, plus it helps keep heated air from escaping when your fireplace is not in use. In one study, it was found that as much as 8% of a home's heat goes right out of the chimney!

Using this damper is simple; a cable extends down the chimney and connects to a metal spring handle that's easy to reach, easy to operate. Now there's no need to stick your face up inside the fireplace to open and close your damper!


Code Inspections are also available as a stand-alone service for Clients who know the flue isn't dirty but may be concerned about the condition of the chimney or installation.Licensed * Bonded * InsuredTo book a Sweep, click on the Contact button above, and E-mail us your name, address, and home & work phone numbers. We'll call to schedule an appointment.


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Albemarle Chimney Sweep

Virginia Beach, VA  23451

(757) 620-8506 VA

(252) 338-5525 NC

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