In order to answer this question I must first tell you why my wife and I started Sweeps & Ladders. I have a passion for the fire service. I love the job and all aspects of firefighting. The thing about working for the fire department is that we have an unusual work schedule. We work 24 hours on and 48 hours off. So 2 out of every 3 days you have a lot of free time to work another job. I wanted to find a job that would allow me to carry over my passion for the fire service and use the experience that I have earned and make additional income for my family. I have tried a lot of different things and I never found anything that meet this criteria. That is until I started in the chimney business!
When you first start in the fire service you think it is all about putting out fires. Extinguishing the fires is obviously a large aspect of it, but the longer you are in the fire service you realize that it is more about preventing the fire from ever happening. When I first started as a career firefighter I had an engineer tell me something that I will never forget. This gentleman had been on the job for over 20 years and he was, needless to say, a seasoned veteran. He had been on some of the biggest fires our department had ever seen. He summed it up best when he said, “I have never been to a fire where somebody hadn’t lost something that they couldn’t replace.” I want to try to teach people how to use their chimney and dryer vent safely so that they do not have to worry about their precious things being lost. The first step in preventing a fire from happening is educating people about fire safety. Here at Sweeps & Ladders, we want to educate our customers about what the hidden dangers are and how to identify potential fire hazards concerning your chimney and dryer vent. We are not there to just show up, clean your chimney or dryer vent, and then leave. We want to spend time with you and make sure that you have a full understanding on how to build a safe fire, how your chimney works, what types of wood to burn and so on. We also want to make sure that all of your questions are answered thoroughly. You see, unlike most chimney sweeps out there I have fought chimney and dryer vent fires and I can tell you that if I never have to do it again that would be fantastic!
The thing that sets us apart from others is simply that if we do not do our job right and do it right the first time it may be me or one of my friends that have to put the fire out. I am passionate about preventing fires from happening. I want to keep you and your family safe! If you want a chimney sweep that will take the time to teach you how to safely use your chimney and dryer vent then you have come to the right place. We want to be known as the fire prevention chimney company. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about chimney and dryer vent safety then give us a call!