4.9 stars | 111 reviews
4.9 stars | 111 reviews
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Whempys Chimney Services|6969 Worthington Galena Rd, P, Worthington, OH 43085|(614) 888-6670

Our Process

Schedule an Appointment

Give us a call or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a time that works best for you.

Thorough Inspection

Our technicians will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your chimney to assess its condition and determine the level of cleaning required.

Professional Cleaning

We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure a thorough cleaning process, leaving your chimney clean and ready for safe use.

Our History

Whempys owner got his start selling firewood. "I figured I was responsible for a lot of those dirty chimneys," says owner Dave Reed, explaining why he started Whempys. Many successful businesses start from humble beginnings, and Whempys Chimney Sweeps is a shining example.
 
In the fall of 1979, Dave Reed was working in a factory and decided to haul firewood to make extra money. His venture was profitable, but he desired a challenge. Believing there was potential in chimney sweeping, Dave included it as one of their services.
 
Business boomed, and Dave soon left the factory to pursue his challenge full-time. "Where else can you get dirty and have fun doing it?" Dave laughs. Columbus residents have become familiar with the Whempys trademark, that truck with its own shingled roof and chimney. Dave needed something to cover and protect the equipment, and the roof seemed practical and cute. Now it's the logo of Whempys.
 
Many people also wonder where the name "Whempy" came from. Dave's wife, Kathleen, saw the truck and told Dave it looked "too whimpy to carry a ton of wood." The name stuck.
 
Whempys has gone through many changes since its debut in 1979. Dave added several partners and many employees as the business grew. In 1983 Whempys added ductwork cleaning to its list of services in response to customer concern over Legionnaire's Disease (Legionnaire's Disease has been traced to dust mites) bacteria and fungus that can grow in improperly maintained ventilation systems.
 
The entire operation has been computerized, making day-to-day business easier and more efficient. Dave has become well known for his expertise in chimney sweeping and has been asked to train new sweeps all around Ohio.

Our Services

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Chimney Cleaning

We offer professional chimney cleaning services to ensure optimal performance and reduce the risk of chimney fires.

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Chimney Inspections

Our expert technicians conduct thorough chimney inspections to identify any issues or potential hazards.

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Chimney Repairs

From minor repairs to major reconstruction, we are equipped to address any chimney-related issue promptly and effectively.

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Our FAQs

Why should I have my chimney inspected?

The National Fire Protection Association says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." Even if you don't regularly use your fireplace, small animals and birds can leave nesting material behind, making your fireplace unsafe if not removed.

 How often should I have my fireplace cleaned? 

The CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) recommends that your chimney be cleaned when 1/8" of sooty buildup is evident inside the chimney and flue system. If any glaze appears in the flue, cleaning should be done even if there is less than 1/8” of buildup. Any time an appreciable accumulation of soot and creosote occurs, it can be enough to fuel a chimney fire that may damage the chimney and even spread to the roof and home.

What is Creosote? 

Creosote is a corrosive, gummy, and enormously combustible substance that forms when the volatile gases, which are products of burning wood or coal tar, combine and condense below 250° F.

What if I am not satisfied with Whempys Chimney Services? 

If you are not satisfied for any reason, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our goal is not only to keep your fireplace clean and safe but also to educate our customers on what they can do to get the most out of their fireplace or stove.

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