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Faces of North County 2022

Faces of Chimney Maintenance: Steve Carter & Family, Chimney Sweeps

Bringing good luck and good fortune to the community

A chimney sweep has long been a symbol of good luck and good fortune dating back to the 18th century when a chimney sweep saved the life of King George II after he lost control of his horse on a crowded London street.

Some say that wasn’t the first time a chimney sweep saved a king. Folk tales tell of another chimney sweep in the 11th century who saved King William from a runaway carriage.

No matter how many kings chimney sweeps have saved in the past, there is good reason for them to be walking good luck charms even by today’s standards.

With over 25,000 chimney fires a year, a chimney sweep is on the front lines of protecting homeowners and communities from the dangers of chimney- and fireplace-related house fires.

Whether it’s a wood-burning or gas appliance, there are a variety of safety issues that homeowners should monitor and maintain. Decades of experience and training within the field make Chimney Sweeps, Inc. leaders in the industry when it comes to safety and structural soundness.    

But beyond just that, Chimney Sweeps, Inc. takes service to the community to another level. Recognized year after year by the State Senate for its active participation and support of community events, Chimney Sweeps, Inc. has the goal of not just keeping the community safe but lifting up and supporting its residents.

Additionally, Chimney Sweeps, Inc. has consistently supported local, statewide and national charitable organizations that strive to improve the lives of some of this country’s most vulnerable and most cherished members. “We focus a tremendous amount of effort on how to give back and support our community through charitable donations and charitable acts” said Steve Carter, Master Sweep and company founder.

If that weren’t enough, Chimney Sweeps, Inc. believes in and operates its business under firm principles of integrity and ethics rare in today’s cutthroat business culture — guided by the basic principle of, “If the customer is not fully satisfied with our work or service, we will make it right or give them their money back.” That promise is pretty much unheard of within the chimney sweeping industry and is just another way Chimney Sweeps, Inc. sets itself apart from other companies you might come across.

If you have a chimney or fireplace, reach out to San Diego’s largest family-owned chimney sweep and service company: Chimney Sweeps, Inc!

Though you’ll see a British flag in the logo (acknowledging the luck and lore of the industry), there is not a more patriotic or caring American family-owned company than Chimney Sweeps, Inc.

For more information, visit their website at or give them a call at 619-593-4020 today.

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