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Why A Chimney Sweep Career Could Be Right For You

Introduction:

For a lot of people that want to work, this is a tough economy.  The pandemic is reshaping more than the restaurant, retail and service sectors.  It is changing the way that we work and live.  Those changes are leaving families behind and widening the wage gap for many professionals.  Especially those that have entered the workforce without a college degree.  For those people that are not scared of heights, the chimney sweeping profession is an excellent career choice.

What is a Chimney Sweep?

A chimney sweep or a chimney technician is an expert within the combustion industry.  They understand the process behind the burning of fireplaces, which vary wildly depending on the type of fuel source that is being used.  Their expertise is essential for homeowners, commercial businesses, construction professionals, and real estate professionals.

What is the day of a Chimney Sweep Like?

At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, our day starts at 6:45 A.M.  At this time we collect to attend the 7:00 A.M. meeting by which we prepare our staff for their day.  For our chimney sweeps, this is a time to get help with any questions they may have about their day.  Once the meeting is complete it is on to the appointments.  The primary responsibility of the chimney sweeps is to clean and inspect fireplaces.  This process involves the tools to clean a chimney, a camera to inspect the interior of the flue, and a ladder that is able to access the exterior of the system.  If the system has an issue or the homeowner would like to make an upgrade, the sweep is responsible for creating an estimate.  Once all of the appointments for the day are completed (which is around 4), the sweep returns to the home office to prepare the truck for the next day and send out any information that the customers need to make the right decision for their home.  Most days end around 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Our team does not typically work weekends but sometimes is necessary to meet the needs of our clients.

Benefits of A Career as a Chimney Sweep:

-Most Weekends off
-Financial Success
-Paid Holidays
-A Recession Proof Career
-The pride in knowing you are serving your community
-Paid Training

How Much Can A Chimney Sweep Make in a Year?

A good chimney sweep can average between 50k-75k annual.  Great chimney sweeps that utilize the training available to them and the business development training we provide in house can make far more.  All of the appointments, repairs and estimates created are revenue sources for the professionals that take on the chimney sweep trade.  It is truly up to the individual chimney sweep what their income will be.

What Is Mr. Smokestack Looking For in a New Chimney Sweep?

A great attitude and a willingness to learn the trade.  We do conduct background checks and drug tests to ensure that the professionals we hire are ready to succeed.  Additionally, we are looking for individuals that are comfortable with reasonable heights and dedicated to safety.  Finally, we are looking for business minded individuals that are hungry to succeed.  This profession is not for the faint of heart, however those individuals that fit this description are destined for success within our system.

How Can You Get Started?

As the leading chimney service provider in the Triangle, we are ever growing and looking for talented individuals.  If you have a resume, send it to friends@mrsmokestack.com.  Our managerial team will look through your work experience and follow up with you if we think you would be a good fit for our team.

Conclusion:

Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service is the leading provider for chimney installations, maintenance and repairs in the Triangle area.  We are looking for the right people to join our team of dedicated professionals.  The chimney sweep professional is a career and a calling, not a short term employment opportunity.  If you are looking for a challenging career with massive financial potential, reach out today.

Chimney Professional Wanted – Full Time

Find yourself working among one of the top professional chimney and fireplace service companies in the area. At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service we pride ourselves on top notch quality and customer service. With our company you will have ample opportunity for growth as you learn a long admired trade.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Outgoing
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Ability to work individually and in a team
  • Ability to write inspections and reports using clear and concise grammar and trade specific language
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Ability to climb ladders with no fear of heights
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 80 lbs.
  • Ability to work over-time if needed during busy season
  • Ability to pass certification exam within 6 months of hire
  • Valid Driver’s license with no history of DUI’s, non-reconciled traffic violations etc.
  • Ability to pass an employment offer drug screen and background check
  • High School diploma or equivalent, college preferred

Interested candidates should call our office at 919-747-1859 for more information or click below to apply.