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Big Sky Chimney is a full service chimney and hearth etailer providing professional service to Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky, Gallatin Gateway, West Yellowstone and beyond. Call 406-995-3385 for a convenient appointment today!
Big Sky Chimney provides comprehensive chimney inspections, chimney cleaning and chimney repair in conformance with NFPA 211 and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We service fireplaces, wood stoves, furnace flues and chimneys throughout Gallatin County and beyond. Big Sky Chimney is owner operated by Pete Richardson. Pete has been tested and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (#7926). Please verify our credentials here. Call 406-995-3385 to schedule an appointment today.

How To Hire A Chimney Sweep

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that people take a few steps when considering which chimney sweep will perform an annual inspection or related service on their chimney or vent. Because proper care and attention to service can help protect people from unnecessary fires and carbon monoxide poisonings, it is important to choose the professional wisely. While the CSIA recommends that people consider a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®, there are additional questions that should be asked to ensure that the person hired is a credible service technician:

Questions to ask
  • How long has the chimney sweeping company been in business?
  • Does the company offer current references?
  • Does the company have unresolved complaints filed within the city or state consumer protection agency or Better Business Bureau?
  • Does the company carry a valid business liability insurance policy to protect your home & furnishings against accidents?
  • Does the company perform backgroud checks on their employees?
There are more than 1,300 CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps located within North America. To locate a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, please use the CSIA Certified Professional Locator
How often should I have my chimney cleaned?

This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the question. It takes into account the fact that even if you don’t use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use. Take a look at some of the issues we have found, or read more Frequently Asked Questions. Call 406-995-3385 to schedule an appointment today.