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Sweeping

No matter what type of wood you burn, it will produce smoke. Smoke is basically just wasted fuel and as it goes up the chimney, some will collect on the walls.  It can catch fire at any time which is why it needs to be swept out before it reaches a dangerous level of accumulation.

Inspecting

In addition to having  the chimney swept, it is important to have it inspected to ensure  that it is capable of performing its intended functions properly.

Teaching

Plenty of time is built in to each appointment so homeowners can become comfortable using their fireplaces either by  having questions answered or being shown how to do things. Practical and simplified tips on chimney physics  are given to show how to burn as efficiently and safely as possible.

Welcome to Atlanta's Chimney Caddy

David McEwen

Owner / Operator

Hello, my name is David.  I have my picture here so you will know who to expect at your door and because I stand behind my work.  If this is not your first experience with a chimney sweep, I will exceed your expectations. If it is, I will set a standard that is not easily matched.  I have been sweeping Cobb and the surrounding counties since 1997.  I hope you will look over this site and then give me a call so that I can help you enjoy your fireplace as safely and efficiently as possible.

Thank you! 

Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, chimneys continually rank as the top cause of home fires during the winter months?  That is why education is a big focus of my company and sets it apart from all the others.

 

Please give me a call and let me help you get your fireplace ready so that you can enjoy it with peace of mind.

CSIA Certification

Chimney Safety Institute of America

Anyone can run a brush up a chimney & with a little exerience do so without making a mess. Because most homeowners know very little about their fireplaces it is easy for them to be taken advantage of with exaggerated repair recommendations. Even worse, some truly needed repairs may go unnoticed. 

 

Sweeps that have been certified have been trained to know what to look for and the difference between cosmetic and more serious concerns.  They also have a code of ethics that they have affirmed to uphold.

SPECIALTY

I am your Educational Chimney Sweep. In addition to sweeping & inspecting, I specialize in teaching you how to be safe & efficient in the use of your fireplace. I do this in several ways: First, by giving you a very simplified overview of the science of fire and chimney physics. This helps you understand why the chimney is the number one cause of home fires during the winter months and how to avoid it's potential hazards. Second, I listen to your concerns and answer your questions while showing you how to do the things you tell me you are uncomfortable doing (ex. damper & vent operations, lighting the gas, etc.) so that in the future you can have peace of mind operating your fireplace.  Lastly, I give you practical tips that help you to save money on your energy bill instead of driving it up the way MOST people do when they use their fireplaces. No Upselling! If I see a potential hazard, I explain why this may be a problem, what is needed to fix it, and how to ask for it, so you can confidently solicit bids for repair. This ensures objectivity and ultimately saves you money.

 

HISTORY

After 3 years in the industry I noticed that most homeowners know very little about their fireplaces & chimneys. I saw a need for a sweep that would educate the homeowner to be able to use the fireplace safely, efficiently and with peace of mind. I started this company to meet that need. If this is not your first experience with a chimney sweep, I will exceed your expectations. If it is, I will set a standard that is not easily matched. I am a one man operation and with 21 years experience there is no need to worry about dealing with a poorly trained, seasonal technician as is the case with larger companies.

 

Bio

While living abroad, 25 years ago, I met a Georgia Peach & followed her back to Woodstock where I married her. We have been living in Kennesaw the last 20 years. I love playing & watching hockey with my oldest. We were huge Thrasher fans. My middle child is my football watching buddy and my youngest loves Putt-Putt. We all love to shoot, swim, hike & hangout together. We also love to worship God our Father, Creator, Savior & Friend- in the person of Jesus Christ. We fellowship with Him every day, individually & with other believers on Sunday, which is why the business is closed Sundays. I make it my goal everyday to please Him in everything I do which includes how I run this company. That is why everyone is treated the same, because each customer has been created in His image. A large portion of our profits go to a children's mission (CEF) & I love volunteering with them as well.

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