Check out some of these amazing testimonials, and find out how we have helped people find peace of mind and comfort knowing they are safe in their homes.

Libby and I were more than pleased with your work on our house. You were responsive and always followed work with a request for review and putting your proposal and the final results together for us. Your consideration and attitude are very hard to find in contractors. On time and budget [or under] are terrific calling cards. Thank you again for your professional effort.

David Broadhurst – Franklin, TN

Tommy Nelms of Sweeps and Ladders cleaned out mine and my neighbor’s dryer vents. We were amazed at Tommy’s professional safety knowledge and thrilled with the finished result. I would recommend him highly for cleaning any vent or chimney.

Ellen Taylor – Spring Hill, 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

Tommy Nelms with Sweeps and Ladders has been a valuable asset to my clients as they have bought and sold real estate. During the inspection period of a transaction Tommy has given his expert assessment of the condition and safety of fireplaces and chimneys.

Because of Tommy’s experience as both a fire fighter and as a Nationally Certified Chimney Sweep, he can discuss the potential hazardous conditions, available solutions, and maintenance recommendations for fireplaces whether traditional masonry fireplaces, pre-fab, vented or ventless inserts.

The peace of mind he brings has not only been instrumental in preventing future problems but has been helpful to educate everyone on fire safety and prevention in the home.

I highly recommend Tommy Nelms for advice, inspections, cleaning and repairs to chimneys, fireplaces, and dryer vents in your home.

Rachel Brooks, ABR, GRI, Realtor® (Parks Properties) – Nashville, TN

Tommy Nelms and his company, Sweeps and Ladders, provided excellent service at a reasonable price. I now feel safe in using my fireplace. I highly recommend them.

Marjorie Haines – Franklin, TN

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


Looking at the photo gallery of work we do and problems we’ve found will tell you a lot about us and why our customers trust us.

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Master Chimney Sweep        BBB Torch Finalist

sizzle award winner           angies-list


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