(843) 225-9985 officesc@ashbusters.net

Chimney Services » Chimney & Dryer Services

Why You Should Think About Chimney & Dryer Services for Your Charleston Home

One thing in the chimney and dryer services industry many people don’t know is that technicians do not have to be certified in order to conduct these services in your home. Fortunately for those searching “chimney services near me” in the Charleston area, you don’t have to settle for someone who doesn’t know their stuff. Every technician who works with Ashbusters Charleston is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and able to conduct the chimney sweep or fireplace repair service you called on us to provide in your home.

Most of these men and women are known as chimney sweeps or chimney cleaners and all of the sweeps employed with us are highly trained individuals. They not only take detailed tests and training, but have spent several months doing on-the-job training with very experienced chimney technicians who know how to come into your home, clean or sweep your chimney, and do a thorough inspection – all while leaving everything in your home as clean as (or cleaner than!) when they arrived.

So, why wait? Our trained, experienced, and certified sweeps specialize in full-service chimney repair and dryer vent care. From top to bottom, inside and out, we’ve got you covered. So, next time you find yourself firing up the laptop and typing “fireplace repair near me,” take a beat and call on us instead. Dial 843-595-4927 or reach out online now.

Looking for More Info About Our Chimney Sweep & Fireplace Repair Services?

Problems with your fireplace, chimney, or dryer vent can be more than just inconvenient. They can be downright dangerous – and incredibly costly – if not taken care of. So when you have a problem, you don’t just need a solution…you need the right solution and fast. We can help. Rely on us for:

Also check out our “Chimneys Gone Wild” to see what really happens when chimney systems are left on their own.

How Often Should I Book a Chimney Sweep & Inspection?

We always recommend scheduling your chimney sweep and inspection services once every year – as do organizations like the CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Why is this the right approach?

  • In wood-burning fireplaces and stoves, the combustion of wood produces creosote, a highly flammable substance that can accumulate inside the chimney. An annual inspection helps identify and address any excessive creosote buildup, reducing the risk of chimney fires.
  • Over time, debris such as leaves, animal nests, or other foreign objects can obstruct the chimney. An annual inspection ensures that the chimney is clear of any blockages, allowing proper ventilation and preventing harmful gases, like carbon monoxide, from entering your home.
  • Regular inspections can detect structural issues, such as cracks, deterioration, or other damage to the chimney liner or masonry. Addressing these problems promptly can prevent more extensive and costly repairs in the future.
  • A well-maintained chimney contributes to the overall efficiency of your heating system. Annual inspections help identify any issues that may impede the proper functioning of your fireplace or heating appliance, allowing for necessary adjustments or repairs.
  • Ensuring the proper functioning of your chimney is essential for the safety of your home and its occupants. Detecting and addressing potential hazards, such as gas leaks or fire risks, through an annual inspection can prevent accidents and protect your family.
  • Some local building codes or insurance policies may require regular chimney inspections. Adhering to these regulations not only ensures the safety of your home but also helps you comply with legal requirements and maintain insurance coverage.

All in all, knowing that your chimney is regularly inspected and well-maintained provides peace of mind. It allows you to enjoy your fireplace or heating appliance with confidence, knowing that it is operating safely and efficiently – and that you’re saving money in the long run.

When Is the Best Time To Schedule Chimney Repairs?

Here in the Charleston area, for non-urgent repairs, we’ll always encourage folks to schedule their chimney and fireplace repair services in the off-season or warmer months – when you are less likely be using your fireplace or heating appliance regularly. Why? Well, for one, during these months, we’re likely to have more availability, and you won’t be inconvenienced by the temporary closure of your heating system.

Booking in the off-season also ensures ample time to address any spotted issues (like crumbling masonry, creosote buildup, etc.) well before your burning season kicks off again in the fall. After all, you want your system in good working condition when you need it!

Finally, certain repairs, especially those involving masonry work or exterior components that need to cure, may be negatively affected by weather conditions. It’s essential to consider the weather when scheduling repairs to ensure that the work can be completed safely and effectively.

Now, in the case of urgent or emergency repairs, such as those involving chimney fires, gas leaks, or severe structural damage, immediate attention is required regardless of the season – so, don’t hesitate to call on us! Ignoring emergencies can pose serious risks to your home and safety, and that’s the last thing the team here at Ashbusters wants.

About Our Chimney Training & Education

As we’ve mentioned, all of our certified chimney techs receive mandatory training from the CSIA on an annual basis. This is just one of the reasons our techs not only do chimney sweeping but can also troubleshoot and locate current or potential issues throughout the appliance that either need to be replaced or repaired.

Whatever the chimney or fireplace problem, Ashbusters Charleston can help you solve it. While you may think what you are getting is a “chimney sweeper,” we can assure you, you will be getting so much more with Ashbusters Charleston Chimney and Dryer Vent Cleaning Services.

Call or schedule online today. Make sure you go over these important appointment tips before your scheduled appointment.


Take a look at all our locations in South Carolina and what Ashbusters can do to help keep your family safe from fire hazards.