How to Start a Chimney Sweep Business

Start a Profitable Chimney Sweep Business

What you will need to get started and how much you will earn?

If your interested in making a great deal of money and aren’t intimidated by precarious high places, consider starting a Chimney Sweeping Business.

A chimney sweep is a person who cleans and maintains chimneys. The chimney sweep business is extremely important to everyone who uses a fire place. Just the other day my wife and a few friends helped a neighbor put out a chimney fire and most likely saved the womans home. Her chimney had probably not been cleaned in some time. This service is quite important because if the soot and ash isn’t cleaned out on a regular basis a fire can easily occur.

Fire departments recommend having your chimney cleaned out at least once a year which means repeat business.

Chimney Sweeps is seasonal work but a busy chimney sweeper can make his or her entire years income with there efforts. There is specialized training and certifications available but it isn’t widespread and the certification isn’t needed to get started, but  is recommended.

-In the US, two trade organizations that help to regulate the industry are the Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Chimney Sweeps Guild. Certification for chimney sweeps are issued by two organizations: Certified Chimney Professionals and Chimney Safety Institute of America. Certification for chimney sweeps who reline chimneys are issued by Certified Chimney Professionals.  Source: Wikipedia

What You’ll Need to Get Started in the Chimney Sweep Business
A Truck or Van
Ladders
Large wet/dry vacuum with attachments
Variety of Chimney Sweep brushes
Tarps or drop clothes
Ventilator

How Much Can You Earn with a Chimney Sweep Business?
On average a through chimney cleaning runs from 80-200 dollars with an average price of 150.00 per home. Each chimney takes 2-4 hours to complete.

Just one job a day will bring in 150 dollars gross, 2 a day will bring in 300, and 3 jobs a day will bring in on average 450 dollars.

Chimney Cleaning Instructional Video

You can get started learning this trade by working with a chimney sweep for six months.
Once you’ve learned the steps this business really isn’t that complicated. The reason it’s so profitable is due to the fact that it’s a dirty job and most people hire out the dirty jobs.

Remember do the work others won’t or don’t want to do and you will make money every time.

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