Welcome To Sweeps & Ladders —
A Full Service Chimney Sweep Serving Franklin, Brentwood & Nashville

Sweeps & Ladders Chimney Service is a full-service, certified, and insured chimney and dryer vent company serving Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, and the surrounding communities in Middle TN.

We believe that all homeowners should take the time to educate themselves on fire safety, and we’re here to help! When you hire us, we make sure your home and chimney are in good working order and ready to keep you and your family comfortable and warm, without the worry of unexpected and devastating fires. We’re your local, professional, and trustworthy neighbors, and we’re committed to keeping you and your family safer and cozier.





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As a Former Firefighter, Owner Tommy Nelms Knows About Fire Prevention

Firefighters put their lives on the line regularly to ensure the communities they serve stay safer. Tommy Nelms, owner of Sweeps & Ladders, served as a firefight for over 13 years, and he’s seen just how easily fires can start in a home and how completely devastating the aftermath can be. That’s why in 2010 he started a chimney company – to help prevent them from starting in the first place. He’s been working hard to keep Middle Tennessee safer ever since!

Knowing what Tommy knows about fires is invaluable in this industry, and it can make all the difference in keeping a home safer and better protected. Tommy’s turned his passion for firefighting into a passion for preventing fires, which is why homeowners throughout the area always rely on us for all things chimney.

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Have questions about our services or about how your fireplace or chimney work?

Please ask! The more educated a homeowner is about how fires work and how to best utilize their fireplace, the safer they’ll stay. Reach out now if any concerns are on your mind. We’d be happy to help you out.

Our Services & Certifications

All of our lead technicians are nationally Certified Chimney Sweeps through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Additionally, Tommy is a Wood Burning Specialist through the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), so you can be confident you’re in good hands.

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As a company, we’re guided by our core values of Respect, Quality, Teamwork, and Technology, and we’re committed to providing the best and highest level of service possible to our neighbors.

As a result of our commitment to our customers, we were a 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award Finalist for Ethical Commerce and the recipients of the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award.

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We Serve Middle TN With Pride

Our team proudly serves communities throughout Middle TN, including those in Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill, Thompsons Station, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Green Hills, Belle Meade, and Fairview. Wherever you live in Middle TN, we’re here to help you get more enjoyment out of your hearth and home. Learn more about our service area here.

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As a real estate investor and entrepreneur it’s vitally important for me to find vendors that I can trust and never have to babysit. Sweep and Ladders, led by owner Tommy Nelms, is the best and last chimney company I will ever need.
Their integrity is beyond compare (did he tell you he’s a veteran firefighter?) and the level of service and projection completion is fantastic.
Thanks to Tommy and Sweeps and Ladders. I highly recommend them to any potential customers.

Carlos Cooper

Oxford Property Management, SOS University
Nashville, TN

Tommy at Sweeps and Ladders has done work for us personally and for several of my clients. Without fail, his thoroughness, integrity, & satisfaction guarantee has excelled! Tommy is a knowledgeable professional who cares about the job he has to perform – whether checking the dryer vent system or the chinking and lining in the chimney. He is always on the lookout for how to make those areas as safe and fireproof as possible. We are highly impressed with his timeliness and clean up after the job is complete, as well as his follow up. Tommy is the best!

Susan Kelton
(Pilkerton Realtors)
Brentwood, TN

We Look Forward To Being Your Trusted Resource For All Your Fireplace, Chimney & Dryer Vent Needs

Thank you for choosing Sweeps & Ladders. We’ve designed our website to be a helpful resource and have compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions right here on our FAQs page. If you have any questions that you don’t see answered here or you wish to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 615-791-7457 or click here. We look forward to serving you and your family.

We’re passionate about fire prevention, but we’re also working hard to find a cure for cancer. Want to know how you can help us “Sweep Away Cancer”? Visit sweepawaycancer.com today!


You can count on Sweeps and Ladders for every kind of chimney and fireplace service, so give us a call for prompt, courteous service.

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