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Chimney Sweeps Dallas

Your Trusted Local Chimney Sweep

Increasing the Safety of Dallas and Houston, TX Homes

Looking for the best Chimney Sweeps Dallas? We’ve got you covered! It’s important to know that Masters Services is a Certified Chimney Professional and will inspect every chimney and firebox before performing a chimney sweep.

An important vent system in your home, your chimney is susceptible to damage from the elements, critters, and wear over time. Each chimney camera inspection is done to provide a detailed safety report of any moisture, fire, or animal damage that has occurred over time to the chimney components.

We only perform sweeps after a professional chimney inspection!


Sweeping or servicing a chimney that has not been inspected for cracks or damage means your family is at risk – and we care for our customers’ safety! To secure the safety of your family and your home – and to secure your peace of mind – contact the chimney sweep that Houstonians trust most: Master Services!

Why Do I Need an Inspection Before a Sweep?

Masters Services Certified Chimney Sweeps Dallas Professional visually inspects all components of the firebox and chimney for fire worthiness and camera inspects the flue. Checking to see if any water damage has occurred from a leak in the flashing, mortar crown, chimney chase, and maybe even from the chimney cap. Water Leak Inspections on chimneys is our specialty, roofers call us for water leaks. Cracks in the firebox or panels are the leading cause in chimney fires other than operator error. Common inspection issues include animal nesting debris, rusty broken dampers, lintel deterioration, smoke damage, and brick spalling. Call today for your chimney inspection.

All of our Chimney Inspections and Fireplace Inspections are done with the use of an i-Pad and a chimney camera. Upon completion of the inspections a copy of the report will be printed from our truck printer and emailed to you.

Professional Chimney Sweep & Inspections in Dallas, Houston & Oklahoma City

Getting a chimney camera inspection done can reveal potential issues inside your chimney. Often times, people are unaware of the safety concerns in their chimney. It’s impossible to determine issues without a chimney camera inspection. Thus, there is no way to physically see the inside of the chimney. Unless, special camera equipment is utilized.

After testing for code violations, Master Services then gives out an estimate. Estimates from Master Services includes what the exact code violations are. The estimate also provides specific details on how we would fix them, if we were to be hired.

Camera Inspection Report

Masters Services Chimney Sweep Process

Like a routine dental checkup or wellness exam, a chimney sweeps Dallas for a chimney that is regularly inspected is a straightforward and hassle-free process!
In the 1st Stage, Creosote is Removed. This process is proven to be a no mess chimney cleaning that takes about 30 – 45 minutes.

1. After protecting your space with a tarp and bringing in our equipment, we start with a vacuum. The vacuum will clean up all the fallen creosote (soot).

2. Next we clean the pipe with poles that have a chimney sweep’s brush at the end. We run specialized brush poles all the way to the top of the chimney.

3. Finally, we clean all sides of the firebox and damper with hand brushes. Now all that’s left is to pack up the equipment and leave you with a clean chimney!

What is the Black Stuff in My Chimney? (Chimney Creosote)

The main reason it’s important to have your chimney cleaned and inspected annually is due to a substance called creosote. Tar, soot, and creosote are all natural byproducts of wood burning. You should also know that there are different types of creosote that can be present in a chimney flue. The level of creosote buildup on the flue lining can affect what’s needed to properly clean your chimney. Creosote in all of its forms is dangerous, as it can cause destructive chimney fires and home damage!

What if 3rd Degree Glazed Creosote is Present?

Removing serious creosote buildup requires that a totally different process is performed before the Stage 1 chimney sweep can be performed. A dissolving material will be applied to absorb the stage 3 creosote. After 2 days or more the dissolving has stopped. Then a Stage 1 chimney cleaning is performed.

Cost of PCR application depends on difficulty and chimney height.

Until a chimney inspection is performed we will not know if you have 3rd degree glazed creosote.

Cannot be quoted over the phone.

Regular chimney cleaning and service will minimize the amount of creosote in the chimney and as a result, reduce the severity of a flue fire should it occur.

Ensuring the safety of your home is our top priority, having even a controlled fire in your home can be dangerous if the tools, your fireplace and all of it’s parts, are not maintained properly and kept in great condition.

PCR Soot Removal

Crafting Excellence: Custom Chimney Caps, Dampers, and Waterproofing for Lasting Home Protection

Since our inception in 1996, we have always worked hard to offer our clients the best services and products available on the market for their homes. When we were unable to find the best chimney cap options, we were looking for one that was not only top of the class in performance but also offered the look and class that our clients wanted and deserved. We were looking for a product that would withstand time and weather. It was then, in 2005, when we decided the only way that we would be able to offer a product that we were happy to stand behind was to fabricate our own. Our chimney caps are made right here in house, custom to your home. They are never made in advance and sitting on a shelf to be purchased, we factually make them to fit your exact needs. Each chimney cap is made with 24 gauge colored metal, this allows us to offer you a polished design with no concern of the paint chipping or fading over time. We are so confident in our chimney caps that we offer transferable Lifetime Warranties with each chimney cap we make and install. It is not code to have a chimney cap, but the presence of a chimney cap and/or its condition will be noted in every chimney inspection. Contact us for a free cap estimate today!

Another key element that will be looked for during a chimney sweep and inspection is the chimney damper. Look at the damper as a door to your chimney, it needs to be open when the fireplace is burning to let out the hot air and carbon and closed when the fireplace is not in use to keep any air conditioning or heating from leaving your home. When it comes to routine chimney maintenance, a properly functioning chimney damper can save homeowners thousands of dollars a year in energy charges alone.

During chimney sweeps Dallas that we preform our technicians have commonly found rain damage to the fireplace and chase. This can happen for a few reasons, two of the most common reasons are the lack of a chimney cap as well as no waterproofing. As we previously discussed, a chimney cap protects your home from water damage. Waterproofing is vital to the life of your chase, it puts a breathable barrier between your brick and the weather. Without waterproofing your bricks and mortar can act like sponges, letting water into your fireplace and damaging the brick in the mean time. The application of waterproofing is simple and extremely effective in preventing this damage from occurring.<p

The 2021 Texas Freeze: A Wake-Up Call

The unprecedented winter storm that hit Texas in February 2021 left millions of residents without power and struggling to stay warm. As people turned to alternative heating sources, chimneys and fireplaces became essential for many households. This increased reliance on chimneys highlighted the importance of having a well-maintained and safe chimney system.

Texas Freeze
Picture of Fireplace by Master Services

Why Hire Masters Services for My Chimney Sweep?

Masters Services is a Certified Chimney Professional and will visually inspect every chimney and firebox before performing a chimney sweep. Every inspection is done to provide a detailed safety report of any moisture, fire, or animal damage that has occurred over time to the chimney components.

Since our inception in 1996, we have always worked hard to offer our clients the best services and products available on the market for their homes. When we are unable to find those options, we are prepared to design and fabricate them ourselves! Masters Services offers customized steel solutions through our own Texas Steel Fabrication craftsmen who work in our headquarters warehouse in Denton, Texas.

With over 24 years of experience, our expert chimney sweeps know how to help you burn the safest fire in your home!

Master Services Inc. serves the following areas: Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Denton, Lewisville, Garland, Oak Cliff, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Carrolton, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Keller, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Irving, Denver, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Centennial, Englewood, Littleton, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Houston, Pearland, Sugarland, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Katy, League City, Humble, Kingwood, Cypress, Oklahoma City, Moore, Edmond, Norman and more.

If you do not see your city here contact us anyway, chances are that we service you!

The More You Know: Chimney Caps

During a chimney inspection our technicians will look for a properly installed chimney cap. Chimney caps come in many different shapes and sizes. Getting a cap that is professionally measured and installed on your chimney will help to eliminate water leaks, birds and other animals from getting into your chimney as well as help to prevent the deterioration of your chimney chase. Once your chase has started to break down the integrity and safety of your entire chimney and fireplace are at risk.

Chimney caps are also commonly called flue caps, toppers, or even “the roof over my chimney”, no matter what you are looking for we can assist you in the design, fabrication and installation of a chimney cap on your home to keep your chimney operating at peak performance as well as looking polished off.

As a chimney sweep we are not only the installer but also the fabricator of custom chimney caps.

Damaged Brick Before Repairs

Masters Services Certified Chimney Professional has been in the fireplace industry in Texas and Oklahoma since 1996.

Masters Services serves as a Texas Chimney Sweep, and an Oklahoma Chimney Sweep, that has done over 50,000 chimney cleanings in over 23 years.

Masters Services handles every chimney sweeps Dallas related repair, product, and installation for your chimney and your fireplace. We keep current with the new codes, products, materials, and new methods for repairing or upgrading your chimney. If you have an idea for a chimney product and we do not offer that product contact us and we will look into offering it or becoming a dealer for that product.

As a Certified Chimney Sweeps Dallas Professional, Masters Services has inspected over 80,000 chimney and fireplaces in any and every condition. A homeowner never really knows how dirty the chimney flue is until a chimney professional has completed a thorough inspection. We have often found that the fireplace looks remodeled and appears to be brand spanking new, when in fact the chimney was never serviced and is a complete fire hazard. New home buyers should always get the chimney inspected by a Certified Chimney Professional in addition to the home inspector.

Texas Chimney Sweeps

Chimneys in Texas serve a vital role in homes, not only for aesthetic purposes but also for heating during the chilly winters. The events of the devastating February 2021 freeze in Texas brought to light the importance of maintaining and inspecting chimneys, emphasizing the critical role they play in keeping our homes safe and comfortable. In this article, we will delve into the significance of chimney inspection and sweep in Texas, post-2021 freeze, and discuss the benefits of these services.

Why Inspect and Sweep Your Chimney?

  1. Safety: The most critical reason to inspect and sweep your chimney is safety. Chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning are real threats when chimneys are not properly maintained. Over time, creosote, a highly flammable substance, can accumulate on the interior walls of the chimney. Regular inspections and sweeps ensure that this buildup is removed, reducing the risk of a chimney fire that could spread to your home.
  2. Efficiency: A clean and well-maintained chimney functions more efficiently. A chimney with creosote buildup can obstruct the flow of smoke and gases, forcing them back into your home. This not only reduces the efficiency of your heating system but can also be harmful to your health. A proper inspection and sweep will ensure that your chimney operates at its best.
  3. Cost Savings: Neglecting your chimney can lead to costly repairs down the road. When small issues are left unattended, they can escalate into significant problems. Regular inspections can help identify and address issues before they become expensive repairs, saving you money in the long run.
  4. Prolonging Chimney Life: Chimneys are not invincible; they deteriorate over time. Regular inspections can catch early signs of wear and tear, allowing for timely repairs and maintenance. This helps prolong the life of your chimney, ensuring it serves you for many years to come.

The Benefits of a Chimney Inspection and Sweep

  • Safety Assurance: By inspecting and sweeping your chimney, you can be confident that your heating system is safe for use. This is especially important in a state like Texas, where harsh weather conditions can suddenly necessitate the use of chimneys for heating.
  • Early Issue Detection: Regular inspections catch small problems before they become big and expensive ones. Early detection allows for timely repairs, reducing the risk of extensive damage and costly fixes.
  • Energy Efficiency: A clean and well-maintained chimney ensures that your heating system operates at its best. This means you’ll get the most out of your energy resources and save money on heating costs.
  • Longevity: Chimneys can have a long lifespan, but this depends on proper maintenance. Regular inspections and sweeps can help extend the life of your chimney, preserving your investment in your home.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your chimney is in excellent condition provides peace of mind for you and your family. You can enjoy the warmth of your fireplace without worrying about safety issues or unexpected breakdowns.

Dallas Chimney Sweep for over 26 years

Masters Services Chimney & Masonry
 11245 Goodnight Ln #35, Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 877-4650

Houston Chimney Sweep for over 14 years

Masters Services Chimney & Masonry – Houston
11665 Fuqua St f607, Houston, TX 77034
(713) 723-4854

Learn About the Origins of Chimney Sweeping

Chimney Sweep Origins

The history and origins of chimney sweeps date back centuries, and their role in society has evolved significantly over time. Here’s a brief overview of the history of chimney sweeps:
  1. Ancient Times: The concept of cleaning and maintaining chimneys has been around for a long time. In ancient Rome, for example, there is evidence of systems for removing soot and debris from chimneys to prevent fires and improve air circulation. However, these early methods were rudimentary compared to the chimney sweeps we are familiar with today.
  2. Medieval Europe: As early as the Middle Ages in Europe, the need for chimney sweeps became more apparent with the widespread use of chimneys in homes and buildings. The accumulation of soot and creosote in chimneys posed a significant fire hazard. The task of cleaning and maintaining chimneys often fell to young boys, as they could fit into the narrow flues.
  3. Chimney Sweep Guilds: By the 16th century, chimney sweep guilds or associations were established in some European cities. These guilds regulated the profession, set standards for chimney sweeping, and ensured that chimney sweeps were trained and licensed. Apprenticeship systems were common in these guilds, and young boys would be taken on as apprentices to learn the trade.
  4. The “Sweeps’ Boys”: In England and other parts of Europe, chimney sweeps became known as “sweeps’ boys.” These young boys, often from poor families, were subjected to harsh working conditions. Climbing and cleaning chimneys was dangerous and physically demanding work, and many sweeps’ boys suffered from health problems due to prolonged exposure to soot and creosote.
  5. The Climbing Boys Act of 1840: The use of young children as sweeps’ boys came under scrutiny in the 19th century, leading to the passage of the Climbing Boys Act in 1840 in the United Kingdom. This law aimed to protect young chimney sweeps by regulating their employment and reducing their exposure to hazardous conditions. It marked the beginning of reforms in the chimney sweep industry.
  6. Modernization: With the advent of new technologies and heating systems, the demand for chimney sweeps declined in the 20th century. Oil, gas, and electric heating systems largely replaced traditional open fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. Consequently, the role of the chimney sweep evolved from primarily cleaning and maintenance to inspections and repairs.
  7. Safety Regulations: Today, chimney sweeps are primarily focused on ensuring the safety of chimneys and heating systems. They inspect, clean, and repair chimneys to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other safety hazards. In many countries, chimney sweeps are subject to safety regulations and certification requirements to maintain high standards in their profession.

Chimney sweeps have come a long way from the days of young boys climbing narrow chimneys to perform the dirty and dangerous task of cleaning. While their historical origins may be rooted in soot and danger, the modern chimney sweep plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of chimneys and heating systems in homes and buildings.

Post-2021 Freeze: The Urgent Need for Inspection

The 2021 Texas freeze had severe consequences for many homes and chimneys across the state. The combination of prolonged cold temperatures and power outages forced homeowners to use their fireplaces and wood-burning stoves extensively. This sudden increase in usage, especially for chimneys that may not have been used in years, created a higher risk of damage and inefficiency.

  • Freeze-Related Damage
    The extreme cold and moisture during the 2021 freeze caused significant damage to chimneys. Cracking, flue tile damage, and mortar deterioration were common issues. These structural problems need to be addressed promptly to ensure the chimney’s safety and functionality.
  • Creosote Accumulation
    The freeze also increased the creosote buildup in many chimneys. When chimneys were used continuously without proper maintenance, the creosote accumulation accelerated. This led to a higher risk of chimney fires, making post-freeze inspections and sweeps even more critical.

Direct Vent, Vent Free, or Natural Vent Fireplaces

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  • These are gas fireplaces with wall buttons to turn on the flame, or solid piece of glass on the front.
  • Pilot light is not staying lit or turning off after a couple of minutes?

Please see our page on Direct Vent, Vent Free, Natural Vent Fireplace Inspections for more information.

Meet Our Founder

Chad Murray, founding owner of Masters Services, has more than 25 years of experience in the chimney industry. Chad has been published in and is a Home Service Business Coach to share his experience and knowledge with other business owners.

Chad has shared his successes with other chimney business owner in his business coaches program. Chad shares Masters Services systems, his knowledge, and experience in operating a chimney business.

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