Let Chiminey Cricket Family Chimney Sweeps
Help Protect Your Most Valuable Asset… Your Home!

Chimneys, wood stoves, and fireplaces should be inspected and cleaned regularly to remove soot and creosote and ensure appropriate draft, so that dangerous fumes and smoke have a way out of your home and don’t build up inside.

Regularly cleaning your chimney and having blockages removed will improve draft and provide free passage of fumes and smoke away from your home. Chimney fires are caused by flammable deposits of soot and creosote – make sure your chimney is clean and properly maintained!

Call us at (515) 280-6731 with questions or to request a free bid.


Chimney Services

We offer a variety of services for wood-burning chimneys, including chimney sweeping, chimney cap installation, tuckpointing, crown repair and rebuilding, and flue tile repair. For major projects and repairs we will come to your home to evaluate the work needed and provide you with a bid, complete with pictures of problem areas, free of charge.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer lint is the most flammable material in your home. Regular and thorough cleaning of the dryer vent and ducting system is critical. We will clean your dryer duct system from the lint trap compartment inside the machine, through the entire length of the duct, to and including the outside vent.


How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Cleaned?

There are several variables that determine how often you should have your chimney and fireplace or wood stove cleaned:
• Frequency of Use
• Type and Dryness of Wood Used
• Temperature of Resulting Fires
Most experts agree that you should have your chimney or wood stove inspected every 2 years at the very least (even if you don’t use it) OR cleaned/inspected approximately every 50 fires.
A chimney that is not inspected regularly can deteriorate and end up being a costly repair in the future.

Quality Service

Chiminey Cricket Family Chimney Sweeps has been serving the Greater Des Moines area since 1983. We are a locally owned, small family business. We are fully insured and bonded!

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Dan Hughes
Tim Hughes

Inside Service Area – No Trip Charge
We serve the Greater Des Moines area, including Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Cumming, Elkhart, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Norwalk, Polk City, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.

Outside Service Area – $50 charge (or $1.00 per mile one way) – whichever is greater. A trip charge will apply for services in the following towns – Adel, Ames, Boone, Colfax, Dallas Center, Earlham, Grinnell, Huxley, Indianola, Knoxville, Madrid, Marshalltown, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ogden, Pella, Perry, Prairie City, State Center, Story City, Winterset, and Woodward.


Please call us at 515-280-6731 or email us at chimineycricket515@gmail.com to request a quote. A Chiminey Cricket representative will be in touch with you to walk you through our service options.