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Thankyou Travis on a task well done and for responding to my request so quickly.

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Fantastic prompt service. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Not only did Simon remove honeycomb from my chimney and clean the residue left from the honey he also went to Bunnings to purchase new exhaust fan and installed it for me. Highly recommend

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Great work in cleaning our chimney and giving maintenance advice! Would use again!

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Great friendly & prompt! Very fast & efficient Chimney cleaning & so good at trouble shooting! Fixed a noisy fan that we had no idea what to do with!

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Travis was very friendly and knowledgeable, helped fix our chimney and gave it a good clean. Appreciate it!

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Why hire a chimney sweep through Airtasker?

When the cold season is fast approaching, or it’s already winter, and you need your chimney to provide warmth 24/7, hiring a local chimney sweep from your area is a great option. You can hire an expert chimney sweep at short notice and don’t have to wait on other chimney contractors or specialist cleaning services to be available.

You can get a certified chimney sweep near you by making a post on our platform. Be sure to include crucial details like your address, the dimensions of your chimney, your budget and when you want the work done. Interested chimney sweeps will ask about the job and give you a free quote.

Glimpse multiple reviews and ratings on Taskers to help you hire the most suitable one. They go to you after you agree on your budget, then you can release the payment only after your chimney is cleaned. Preparing for winter can be costly and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. You can have your chimney cleaned and ready for use in the cold winter months right now - go ahead and use that pink button!

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Top Chimney Sweep related questions

No, you don’t need to provide any of these. The chimney sweep you book for this service is an expert with years of experience and has the requisite skills, tools and equipment. They know what tools work best, and you can expect them to arrive at your home or specified location with these tools. But if you have tools or equipment that you think can make their job easier, feel free to lend these to them. 

The time it takes to complete a chimney sweep service depends on a few factors. Cleaning a chimney of soot and creosote usually takes about 1 hour, but this can vary. If your chimney has other obstructions and pests that only a pest control expert can handle, give this an extra day or two. The amount of soot and creosote and how difficult they are to remove can likewise make the process take an hour longer. 

Yes! If you’re a chimney sweep yourself and need assistance, you can book a Tasker to help with the workload. Just make a post on our platform with all the crucial details. You’ll be matched with the most suitable Taskers nearby. It’s possible to hire Taskers for virtually any job you can think of, from pest control experts who can remove birds nests to cleaners who’ll remove the soot from your fireplace. 

Any chimney sweep you hire doesn’t need a licence to clean chimneys. However, they must have the requisite skills, training and must be a certified member of a recognised, professional association of chimney sweeps. This is important because trained, accredited, and experienced chimney sweeps know precisely how to clean chimneys of all the soot and accumulated creosote. Creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires and must be removed by a trained expert. 

Simply put, when chimneys become very dirty, they are fire and health hazards. Creosote, which is residue from unburnt wood, can build up within the flue over time. This residue can become flaky or tar-like in substance and can burst into flames the next time you use your chimney. It can also obstruct the flue and release deadly monoxide gas back into your home. Don’t put off cleaning your chimney; book an expert chimney sweep on Airtasker.

The commonly-held rule is to hire a chimney sweep at least once or twice a year, but only if you don’t use your chimney as often. Apart from the frequency, this can also vary depending on the type of wood you use. If you mostly use wood that has a lot of moisture, hire a chimney sweep after every 50 uses. Should you use drier wood, book a chimney sweep every 70 uses.  

What do chimney sweep services include?

As a vital part of home maintenance, chimney sweep services include all the tasks necessary to clean out your chimney and ensure that it’s safe to use and remains efficient in warming your home. This is a complete chimney cleaning service provided by experts who can inspect, remove obstructions and clean out soot as well as potentially dangerous creosote from your chimney. 

Inspecting the chimney

Your hired chimney sweep begins the service with a thorough visual inspection. They can go up on your roof to check if the flue has any obstructions. Your chimney sweep can likewise check all the accessible nooks and crannies to see which areas need a good clearing up and cleaning. They can also take measurements of the flue to determine the width and length of the chimney brushes they must use. 

Preparing for cleaning

In preparation for cleaning, your hired chimney specialist can remove blockages in the flue or other vital and accessible parts of your chimney. They can remove twigs, dead leaves, birds’ nests or any other debris that may be obstructing the flue. Some chimney sweeps can deal with insect nests as long as they’re safe to remove. 

If your chimney sweep finds dangerous pests like wasps or snakes, we recommend you find a separate service to deal with the pests before proceeding with the chimney sweep and inspection. Depending on the size of your chimney and if your chimney sweep opts to clean the chimney from top to bottom, they may wrap the firebox and areas surrounding the fireplace in a protective plastic covering or a tarp.   

Cleaning the flue

Your chimney sweep can use brushes of the appropriate length and diameter to get into the flue and scrub loose all the soot and creosote. They do an upwards and downwards motion to loosen as much soot, creosote or other debris that has accumulated in the flue. The scrubbing continues until no more soot or creosote falls onto the chimney floor or hearth. Your specialist can then use an ash vacuum or a fireplace shovel and broom to scoop up all the soot, creosote and other debris. 

They may then remove any plastic covering on the firebox if this was used and dispose of all the collected soot, creosote and debris in the neighbourhood dumpster or skip. If your firebox has stubborn stains from smoke, some chimney sweeps may offer to clean these stains. 

Cleaning the chimney cap and stack

Your chimney sweep can go up on the roof to clean the chimney cap. They can partially disassemble, clean the chimney cap and its wire screen of accumulated soot and creosote. Afterwards, your Tasker puts the chimney cap back together. 

Recent Chimney Sweep tasks

Chimney sweep soot removed port Melbourne


Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

31st Aug 2023

I have a brick chimney with a sideways bend in it solid full of soot in one section near the top. Maybe can be vacuumed from the top outside. Bricks have been opened up to expose the blockage. Need it cleaned out so we can install a flue. - Due date: Flexible

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Montmorency VIC 3094, Australia

21st Aug 2023

1. We tried to use or home fire pit and there were lots of smoke at house, possibly our chimney isn’t working. - Due date: Flexible

Lee is very friendly and patient. Fair price. Definitely recommend!

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Doreen VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2023

Need Flu sweep for wood fire heater - Due date: Before Sunday, 20 August 2023

Flue clean, chimney sweep


Castle Hill NSW, Australia

22nd Jul 2023

Need a chimney sweep/flue clean for wood burning heater. ASAP - Due date: Flexible

Chimney sweep and saftey check


Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

19th Jul 2023

Buying a house where the chimney/ wood heater hasn't been used by previous owners for about 5 years. We like to get its functionality and saftey checked and a sweep is needed too. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 4 August 2023

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Wembley Downs WA, Australia

11th Jul 2023

Single story house. With a tall flu as we have tall ceiling. fire not drawing well. need cap taken off and scrub out up there and inside and source. Wood fire We are unemployed at the moment after moving to the area. So hope someone can help out at a time that suits. - Due date: Flexible

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Berowra NSW, Australia

11th Jul 2023

Chimney sweep to come and clean out a chimney and the pipe. New hybrid floor laid near the fireplace so need someone experienced - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Came and did a chimney sweep also cleaned the leafs of the roof

Chimney sweep and inspect/replace cap


Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

9th Jul 2023

Need someone to sweep the flue also inspect the cap - may need to be replaced, a bit of smoke comes in when opening door. Double story - Due date: Flexible

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Cockatoo VIC 3781, Australia

1st Jul 2023

Just put the broom down the chunky and clean down the pipe - Due date: Flexible

Urgent - Fireplace service, extremely noisy fan and chimney sweep etc


Maraylya NSW, Australia

23rd Jun 2023

Chimney sweep needed - We have a Eureka pot belly fireplace with fan to circulate the heat - The fan I think needs replacing entirely (the noise is unbearable when it's on) or bearings replaced maybe - and the whole thing needs a service/chimney clean etc. Need it done urgently - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 June 2023

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Toongabbie NSW 2146, Australia

23rd Jun 2023

We've just moved into a new place that has a fireplace. I need someone to come and check it out and make sure it's safe, cleaning internally as needed so I can use it. - Due date: Flexible

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Castle Hill NSW, Australia

19th Jun 2023

Need an annual chimney sweep. Wood burning heater - Due date: Before Wednesday, 21 June 2023

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Lorne VIC, Australia

10th Jun 2023

Lots of smoke, think chimney needs a clean out - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 11 June 2023

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Ashfield WA, Australia

10th Jun 2023

Our fireplace seems to be emiting smoke into the house! Hoping someone can have a look and give it a good sweep. - Due date: Before Sunday, 4 June 2023

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South Yarra VIC, Australia

1st Jun 2023

I had a gas log fire place and now back to wood fireplace. So I need the gas cal at the top removed and chimney inspected. - Due date: Flexible

Super efficient, completed with ease!

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Tugun QLD 4224, Australia

26th May 2023

woodburning fireplace has some rust in flue would like to know if safe - Due date: Flexible

Chimney Sweep Fitzroy


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

24th May 2023

Need a chimney/fireplace cleaned and advice on rain leaking Please quote price and availability. - Due date: Flexible

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Elermore Vale NSW, Australia

23rd May 2023

Wood fire place needs flue cleaning and ensuring safe for winter use. - Due date: Flexible

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Rockhampton QLD, Australia

21st May 2023

Brick chimney. Residential property. - Due date: Flexible

Chimney sweeping for metal flu and traditional chimney


Beecroft NSW 2119, Australia

9th May 2023

Metal flu and brick chimney need sweeping - Due date: Flexible