Houston Texas! Home of the Texans, Astros, Dash, Rockets and the Dynamo and let’s not forget the Oilers, the throwback name of the Tennessee Titans. (Depending on your age, you may already know this.) It’s the 4th most populated city in the nation. I can only imagine how many homes cover the 8,778 square miles. I wonder how many homes with fireplaces are nestled on all of those acres. Why does that question arise you ask? Because Masters Services is the best Houston Chimney Sweep!

A chimney sweep is described on Wikipedia as a human worker who clears ash and soot from chimneys. The perfect example of a chimney sweep that comes to mind that a majority of us would recognize would be one from the movie “Mary Poppins”. Dick Van Dyke played the character of Bert, Mary’s closest friend. He was a jack of all trades, including a chimney sweep! Remember the scene all the other chimney sweeps dancing around with soot on their faces and chimney brushes in hand? I knew you would! It was quite a number.

Getting a Houston chimney sweep done on your home is not hard, we can help!

Today, when it comes to a Houston Chimney Sweep as a term, used more in regards to the actual cleaning of the chimney. When people call a chimney company, they will state that their chimney needs to be swept or they need an inspection and sweep. They don’t call in and ask for a chimney sweeper. The technicians also look a little different from those days as well. Instead of a beret or a top hat, it’s a fitted cap. Instead of suspenders, it’s now a belt. And the pants they wear, are usually long enough to cover their ankles! In another blog we will go deeper into the history of Houston Chimney Sweep. That’s actually a little heavier than I choose go for at the moment. The greatest change of all is that no one has climb up in the chimney to clean it now! They use a chimney brush instead. So if anything gets stuck, it will be the brush.

Now days, there are numerous rules and regulations set in place to make sure homes are kept safe. Before, as long as the chimney was swept by anyone people felt it was safe to use. Times have surely changed for the better. Some people still believe that anyone can clean their chimney. Indeed they can. But if you would like to make sure the fire you’re lighting won’t be your last because it’s going to burn down your home, then I suggest you find a certified chimney specialist and hire them instead. Keep in mind that these rules and regulations were put in place to keep you and your family safe.

When are you preparing this season for your Houston chimney sweep, call the best around, Masters Services (713) 723-4854.