Chimney Sweep Service in Johannesburg and Pretoria

Chimney Cleaning in Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton, Midrand, Roodepoort, Centurion, Pretoria and The East Rand

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Chimney Sweep in Johannesburg and Pretoria

We clean all types of chimneys, including open (e.g., Jetmaster, Home Fires, etc) and closed models (e.g., Morso, etc), as well as pizza ovens. We provide chimney sweeping services across Gauteng, covering Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton, Roodepoort, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria.

Need to book a clean or get your chimney checked? Drop us an email at or call us on 067 103 0999. We're ready to help.

The cost of a chimney sweep in Johannesburg starts at R750 for a single-storey chimney, R1000 for a double-story chimney and commercial pizza ovens from R3500. (We will beat any written chimney sweep quote)

Single-Story Chimney

Single-storey open fireplaces and wood-burning stoves

Price R750 Book a Chimney Sweep
  • Chimney Swept and Soot Removed
  • Blockages Removed

Double-Story Chimney

Double-storey open fireplaces and wood-burning stoves

Price R1000 Book a Chimney Sweep
  • Chimney Swept and Soot Removed
  • Blockages Removed

Commercial Pizza Oven

Single-storey and double-storey commercial pizza ovens

From R3500 Book a Chimney Sweep
  • Chimney Swept and Soot Removed
  • Blockages Removed

We clean all types of chimneys, including open (e.g., Jetmaster, Home Fires, etc) and closed models (e.g., Morso, etc), as well as pizza ovens. We provide chimney sweeping services across the Johannesburg area, covering Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton, Roodepoort, Midrand, and nearby areas.

Burning the Right Types of Firewood

Selecting the appropriate firewood is crucial for maintaining a clean and efficient chimney. Not all wood is suitable for burning in fireplaces or stoves. The right type of firewood can minimise creosote buildup, thus reducing the risk of chimney blockages.

Types of Firewood to Use:

  • Seasoned Wood: Always opt for wood that has been properly dried and seasoned. Seasoned wood has a lower moisture content, which makes it burn more efficiently and produce less smoke.
  • Hardwoods: Hardwoods like oak, ash, and beech are denser and burn for longer periods. These woods provide more heat and produce less creosote compared to softer woods.
  • Avoid Wet or Green Wood: Burning wood that is still moist can lead to excessive smoke and the accumulation of creosote in the chimney flue.

If you're looking for high-quality firewood that burns clean and efficient, consider Rand Wood. They offer top-notch firewood delivery services around Johannesburg, ensuring your fireplace is always stocked with the best burning options.

When It's Time for a Chimney Sweep

The primary purpose of a chimney is to allow smoke and carbon monoxide to exit your home, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of a fire without any of the risks. Although many chimney sweeps recommend having your chimney cleaned at least once a year, sometimes it may require more frequent attention.

Factors such as the type of firewood burned and how often you use your fireplace play a role in determining the frequency of chimney cleaning. However, there are also some tell-tale signs that indicate when your chimney needs cleaning. These include:

You may need a chimney sweep if:

  • Excessive Smoke in the Room: When smoke doesn't escape properly, it could mean there's a blockage in the chimney.
  • Fires Burn Dimly or Start Slowly: If you're having trouble starting a fire or if it doesn’t burn brightly, poor airflow due to soot or creosote buildup could be the culprit.
  • Chimney Obstructions: The presence of nests, leaves, small animals, and other debris in your chimney can greatly impair its function and present serious fire hazards.
  • Extended Time Since Last Cleaning: If a significant amount of time has passed since your chimney was last cleaned, consider scheduling an inspection and cleaning to ensure it's safe to use.

By paying attention to these signs, you can ensure your chimney remains in good working order, safeguarding your home and enhancing the enjoyment of your fireplace.

Common Causes of Chimney Blockages

Chimneys are highly susceptible to blockages. A clogged chimney cannot effectively expel dangerous byproducts of fire from the home, leading to smoky fires. Unaddressed blockages pose serious risks, including toxic fumes, fire hazards, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you suspect your chimney is clogged, seeking a professional evaluation is advisable. There are several common reasons for chimney blockages:

Why your chimney might be blocked

  • Birds and Bees Nesting: Chimneys are attractive nesting areas for birds and bees. (Please note that we do not remove bees from chimneys, nor do we provide bird proofing services.)
  • Creosote Buildup: A dense accumulation of creosote can greatly hinder the chimney's draft, making airflow increasingly obstructed.
  • Falling Debris: Leaves and twigs can collect in an unprotected chimney flue, causing blockages without the protection of a chimney cap.

These factors highlight the importance of regular chimney maintenance to prevent blockages and ensure safe operation.

Book Your Chimney Sweep in Johannesburg, Gauteng

Keep your chimney safe and efficient with our professional chimney cleaning services in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Our team is equipped with the right tools and know-how to give your chimney a thorough clean, making sure it's free from ash and creosote build-up.

Leave the ladder in the shed and forget about those DIY cleaning attempts – let our experts take care of it and ensure your chimney is doing its job perfectly.

To schedule a chimney cleaning or inspection, please contact us at or call us on 067 103 0999. We're here to provide the assistance you need.


Check out what our customers in Johannesburg have to say. Their stories really highlight the hard work our team puts into every job, from deep cleans to sharing expert tips.

"Really impressed with the chimney inspection. The team was on it, super respectful, and didn’t leave a speck of dust behind. They shared some killer safety advice, too. Can’t wait for them to come back. They know their stuff and it shows."

M. Jones

"Had an issue with our chimney and the response was lightning fast. They gave us some straightforward advice that made all the difference. It’s clear they take their work seriously and really care about making sure you’re safe and sound."

S. Ellis
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