CHIMINEY CRICKET FAMILY CHIMNEY SWEEPS
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE FOR OVER 35 YEARS
Let Chiminey Cricket Family Chimney Sweeps
Help Protect Your Most Valuable Asset… Your Family & Home!
Chimneys, wood stoves, and fireplaces should be inspected and cleaned regularly to remove soot and creosote and ensure appropriate draft, so that dangerous fumes and smoke have a way out of your home and don’t build up inside.
Regularly cleaning your chimney and having blockages removed will improve draft and provide free passage of fumes and smoke away from your home. Chimney fires are caused by flammable deposits of soot and creosote – make sure your chimney is clean and properly maintained!
Call us at (515) 280-6731 with questions or to schedule an inspection.
We offer a variety of services for wood-burning chimneys, including chimney sweeping, chimney cap installation, tuckpointing, crown repair and rebuilding, and flue tile repair. For major projects and repairs we will come to your home to evaluate the work needed and provide you with an estimate, complete with pictures of problem areas.
DRYER VENT CLEANING
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, lint is a highly combustible material that can accumulate both in the dryer and in the dryer vent. Accumulated lint leads to reduced airflow and can pose a potential fire hazard. Blockage in dryer exhaust vents can also occur from animal nests or from damages to the venting system itself. A compromised vent will not exhaust properly to the outside. As a result, overheating may occur and a a fire may ensue.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY CLEANED?
There are several variables that determine how often you should have your chimney and fireplace or wood stove cleaned:
• Frequency of Use
• Type and Dryness of Wood Used
• Temperature of Resulting Fires
Always have the chimney and fireplace or wood stove inspected and cleaned when buying a new home!
Most experts agree that you should have your chimney or wood stove inspected every year at the very least (even if you don’t use it) OR cleaned/inspected approximately every 50 fires.
A chimney that is not inspected regularly can deteriorate and end up being a costly repair in the future.
THE HEARTH CRICKET
A cricket by the fireside brings good luck!
Chiminey Cricket Family Chimney Sweeps has been serving the Greater Des Moines area and Central Iowa since 1983. We are a locally owned, 2nd generation, small family business.
Dan Hughes – Founder, Creator, The Original; After 38 years, Dan is taking time to enjoy life, family and friends. We thank Dan for his vision and dedication and giving the next Hughes generation the opportunity to continue and optimize the business.
Tim Hughes - Tim is Dan’s 2nd oldest son (out of 7 children!) and is carrying the Chiminey Cricket torch into the future. In January 2021, Tim Hughes became the proud owner and GM of Chiminey Cricket Family Chimney Sweeps LLC.
WHY CHOOSE US
We strive to provide quality work,
services, and products that meet or exceed the expectations and requirements
of our Customers.
The safety of our Customers and technicians is at the forefront of all decisions. We take this responsibility extremely seriously and are fully insured.
We have been doing this for a long time. This is truly a family business that has been a part of our family since 1983. Our Customers are an extension of this family history.
We thank our Customers for their support and candid feedback. We can handle constructive criticism and are proud of our reputation. Feel free to leave us a Google review!
"Dan Hughes was so great! Inspecting a chimney for me as a first time home buyer! He was personable and explained everything I would need to know as a "chimney owner". He answered all my questions and is very reasonably priced."
Taryn - 2020
"Great family business. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be using them again in the future."
Nicole - 2021
"That report was incredibly thorough!!! Thank you so much!!
Because of you two - it’s statistically probable that you prevented a major fire in our home and perhaps even lives...."
Gary - 2022
6111 NE 126TH AVE, ELKHART, IA 50073
Hours Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Office Hours Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm