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Looking for the Best Chimney Sweep Service in Mount Pleasant? Trust Ashbusters Chimney Service

Whether you’re drawn in by a small-town feel or laid-back coastal vibes, one thing is for sure: there is something for everyone in Mount Pleasant, SC. Looking to spend a day exploring architecture of time gone by? Visit the Old Village Historic District and take in the views provided by charming, centuries-old homes and streets lined with quaint and quiet little shops. You might even recognize the scenery of some iconic moments from films like The Notebook!

On the hunt for excellent seafood and all-around water and boating fun? Check out Shem Creek, a tributary-filled river that flows through Mount Pleasant and empties into the Charleston harbor. Not only are there countless bars and restaurants that offer a spectacular view of the creek, but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water too. From fishing to paddleboarding, Shem Creek has it all.

There are countless ways to enjoy the generally moderate climate here in Mount Pleasant, but what about those days where the wind whistles as the rain pelters the roof? We may be biased, but here at Ashbusters Chimney Service, we believe cool and dreary days are best spent in front of a nice cozy fire…but only if your fireplace has been properly prepared and maintained.

Fortunately, that’s where we come in. A full- service chimney maintenance and repair company, Ashbusters is the place to call for all things fireplace, chimney, and venting. From intensive repairs or rebuilds to routine chimney sweep services, our dedicated team of professional technicians has never met a problem they can’t fix!

If you’re a homeowner looking for the best fireplace and chimney services near Mount Pleasant, Walterboro, Hampton, Santee, Orangeburg, Sumter, Manning, and more, look no further than Ashbusters. Curious to learn more about us and what we can do for you? Fill out this appointment request form right here through our website, or give us a call at 843-595-4927.

Besides Chimney Cleaning, What Else Can Ashbusters Help Me With?

Sure, we do the regular, preventive maintenance stuff like chimney sweepings (the more technically accurate term for cleaning!) and all three levels of inspections, but that’s not all we’re known for. In fact, our extensive service list is a testament to the fact that we are truly a full-service chimney provider. But what does that look like in terms of schedulable services?

We’re proud to offer the following chimney maintenance and fireplace repair services to homeowners near Mount Pleasant and beyond:

Is your concern seemingly related to something not listed here? Whatever the issue, rest assured that if it has to do with your fireplace, chimney, or other venting systems (like your dryer), the team at Ashbusters is the one for the job.

All of our technicians are not only experts in their field with years of knowledge and hands-on experience, but they’re also certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Essentially, this just validates that they’re up to date on all the latest industry standards and regulations and are among the best in the business, so you can simply kick back, relax, and not spend any time worrying about your appliance.

If you’re not seeing what you’re looking for – or have a question about something else entirely – we invite you to get in touch with us! You can reach out online by filling out this appointment request form, or you can give us a call at 843-595-4927 to ask your questions and learn more. We’d love to serve you in any way we can.

What Is the Difference Between a Chimney Sweeping & a Chimney Inspection?

If both of these services are considered preventive and intended to be done before the start of each burning season, is there really a difference between them? Aren’t they just two different ways of referring to the same general task? What’s with the distinction?

The truth is that yes, while these two services are incredibly similar both in their structure and overarching purpose, they are still two different jobs that entail different things.

  • The purpose of a chimney inspection is to analyze your fireplace and chimney system – in its entirety – to ensure that all is as it should be and no maintenance or repairs are required for safe and suitable operation. A chimney inspection does not, however, include the removal of any creosote accumulation or freeing up any blockages that might be found. Your technician will inform you of all their findings, but the clearing out (or “sweeping,” if you will) must be scheduled for another service.
  • A chimney sweep service, on the other hand, is the service to schedule if you’re looking to have your entire appliance brushed out of any lingering gunk and debris. And in the same way we keep you in the loop about the results of an inspection, we update you on the general condition of your system following a cleaning.

See how these two services work together to create the perfect preventive maintenance routine? One serves as a diagnostic overview, while the other ensures there is nothing inhibiting or prohibiting a safer fireside experience.

Chimney Sweep carrying a ladder

Chris was an excellent technician and provided excellent customer service. He kindly explained what he was doing throughout the process and answered any questions. Also gave me some good tips on maintenance and use of the chimney. Highly recommended.

-Drew M.

Why Is Chimney Maintenance Important?

As with everything else in life, owning and operating any kind of appliance or device requires at least a little attention and maintenance from time to time. Just like you can’t (safely and smartly) operate a vehicle without gas and somewhat regular visits to the mechanic, the same is true for your chimney.

If you don’t care for it, how can you expect it to “care” – which is to say “operate” – properly and efficiently for you? While it sure would be nice to have self-cleaning fireplaces with the ability to inspect themselves and inform us of their needs, we’re not there…yet, anyway!

So, in the meantime, that responsibility must fall on you as the homeowner. Even if you don’t use your appliance regularly, it’s still important to include the chimney cleaning and inspecting services every year along with the rest of your annual home service to-dos. Ensuring you stay on top of the preventive maintenance side of things is always better than a retroactive approach… Plus, chimney repairs can be a lot pricier than a regular, run-of-the-mill cleaning or inspection.

And when you’re a homeowner in the greater Mount Pleasant area, you can rely on the team at Ashbusters for it all. To learn more about us or to schedule an appointment online, fill out this form on our website. Otherwise, give us a call at 843-595-4927 – we’d love to hear from you!

What Is Creosote? Is It Dangerous?

Combustion of any kind – whether gas-fueled, wood, or something else – naturally creates byproducts that are carried through the fire’s exhaust. Some of these byproducts are dangerous gases like carbon monoxide, but others are more of a particulate-based matter like creosote. Produced in different stages with increasing severity at each one, creosote collects and accumulates on the inner walls of your chimney.

Appliances that burn wood as a fuel source may produce creosote in higher amounts, but gas-fueled fireplaces and stoves are not immune to the dark, ashy, and dangerous buildup.

While all three of the stages (also called levels) of creosote are highly flammable and dangerous, the higher the level – and the longer this substance is left to adhere to your flue liner – the greater the risk for catastrophes like chimney fires.

Yes, creosote is a naturally occuring result of operating your stove or fireplace, but that doesn’t mean that it is to be ignored or forgotten. In fact, creosote accumulation is one of the most important reasons to have your chimney and fireplace professionally swept out at least once a year. That way, you can relax and enjoy a fire knowing that your appliance has been cleared of any lingering debris from the previous season.

Why Are Certifications Important In the Chimney Industry?

Did you know that when it comes to fireplace, chimney, and venting work there are no legal regulations? Basically, this means that any person who can get their hands on some specialty tools, a tall ladder, and a big truck can call themselves a chimney expert…even if they’ve never seen the inside of a flue.

A bit unnerving, right? Knowing that you could open your home to a complete stranger that does not actually know anything about what they claim to? Most definitely not an ideal situation to find yourself in.

That’s why we always urge homeowners near Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, Sullivan’s Island, Hanahan, and other surrounding areas to do their research when looking for a chimney and venting service provider. Companies like Ashbusters Chimney Service that are, in fact, properly and professionally trained, licensed, insured, and certified with top organizations in the industry (such as the CSIA) will proudly include these credentials on their websites – validating their legitimacy to ensure your trust.

Why Should You Choose Ashbusters?

You mean aside from the fact that we meet all the criteria we just mentioned? Here at Ashbusters, we’re proud to not only hire technicians with experience, grit, determination, and a willingness to learn everything there is about this industry, but those who are kind and friendly too. We know how convoluted and confusing these appliances can be and how little information is often available to homeowners who are looking to learn more, and we strive to create an environment where we not only provide services, but answer and address all your questions and concerns, too.

We value our vast customer base who are so grateful for the work we do to ensure local homes (and businesses) are warm and safe. No matter the service you schedule with us, you can expect to be informed and included every step of the way, from the moment you sign the contract to the last time we discuss final costs. Transparency and mutual respect are pillars of our business and we aim to foster a relationship with each and every customer we work with.

Sound like a fit for you? Interested to learn more about Ashbusters, our credentials and services, and what we might be able to do to make your house a better and cozier home? We’d love to meet you. Get in touch right here online, or give us a call at 843-595-4927.

To Learn More About Ashbusters Chimney Service, Reach Out Today!

There’s no doubt about it: Mount Pleasant – and all its surrounding communities – is not only a fun place to visit, it’s an even better place to call home. And on those chilly days when everyone would rather snuggle up on the couch at home instead of exploring around town, there’s nothing more relaxing than lounging in front of a fire.

The dedicated team of professionals at Ashbusters Chimney Service is here to help you do just that. So, whether you live in Mount Pleasant proper or nearby in areas such as Huger, Cainhoy, Awendaw, Wando, and more, Ashbusters is your one-stop shop for all things home heating and venting. Fill out this form to reach us online, or give us a call at 843-595-4927 to learn more or schedule your appointment today!


Whatever the season, living in Summerville means you’ll always get our best technicians working on your chimneys and dryers to keep them working safely and efficiently…that’s what it means to be in one of our service locations.