Who Should You Trust For Chimney Care In Haverford? Depend On The Crew At Lou Curley’s Chimney Service!

If you need an expert chimney & fireplace team you can trust for years to come, give Lou Curley’s Chimney Service a call. We serve communities in Haverford, Hamilton Court, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Wynnebrook Manor, Wynnewood, Coreze, Rosemont, Penn Valley, Grassland, Narberth, Broomall, Havertown, Media, Newtown Square, and everywhere else in between!

Haverford has a mission to build better lives for local families, and they continue to do this with every year that goes by. Staying healthy and active isn’t a problem with the countless outdoor recreational opportunities available for people of all ages. Some of locals’ favorite places to visit include Bailey Park, Darby Creek Valley Park, Grange Field, Haverford Reserve, and Hilltop Park & Steel Field. There are a lot of parks, fields, and trails to explore!

If you’re running errands and need to find a unique gift, clothing item, or piece for your home, there are tons of great places to shop as well. We suggest Ella’s Grove, Children’s Book World, Home Grown, or CH Custom Products.

Done having fun and ready to eat a good meal? Try White Dog Cafe. Ending your work day? Stop by Roache & O’Brien for a drink. Need to power up? Green Engine Coffee Co. is a great place to go for a quick pick-me-up! The moral? Haverford has everything you need, no matter your mood or the time of the day.

But however you spend your day, you need a reliable fireplace to come home to at the end of it all. Make sure you can relax to the fullest by depending on us! We’ve worked in homes on Parkview Drive, Marple Road, Darby Road, Highland Lane, College Avenue, Green Lane, Blackburn Lane, Williams Road, Meadows Lane, Coopertown Road, Buck Lane, Fawn Lane, Millbrook Lane, Exeter Road, Golf House Road, Ardmore Avenue, Doe Road, Craig Lane, Blakely Road, Allgates Drive, Scarlet Oak Drive, and all throughout Haverford, and you can expect quality service from us, each and every time!

Why Call On Lou Curley’s Chimney Service?

Are you in need of quick and efficient chimney care? Are you looking to improve your fireside experience and get quality work that lasts? Do you need answers fast? You can trust that our advice and insight is reliable — we’ve got the qualifications and experience to back it up!

We’ve been in business since 2009 and have been awarded an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. Our commitment to excellence and professionalism, combined with our long list of certifications and memberships, mean you can trust us to take excellent care of you and your home as your new go-to chimney company.

Our certifications include all of these:

  • CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep
  • CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Tech (CDET)
  • CSIA-Master Chimney Sweep
  • CSIA-Certified Chimney Specialist
  • NFI Master Hearth Specialist
  • NFI Gas Specialist
  • NFI Wood Specialist
  • NFI Pellet Specialist
  • F.I.R.E.-Certified Fireplace & Chimney Inspector
  • F.I.R.E.-Certified Tech
  • F.I.R.E. Registered Hearth Advisor
Our services are designed to meet all of your chimney and hearth needs, and include Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Inspections, Smoke/Draft Problems Corrected, Damper Replacement, Chimney & Furnace/Boiler Flue Relining, Firebox Repairs, Smoke Chamber Repairs, Chimney Leak Repairs & Waterproofing (Crowns, MasonryCaps), and Ahren-Fire Fireplace Restoration. We also offer dryer vent cleaning to help you get better, safer performance from your clothes dryer.

Why Is Chimney Sweeping Important?

Regular chimney sweeping helps reduce the risk of occurrences such as chimney fires or even dangerous gases from entering back into your home due to blockages. A chimney technician will remove creosote or soot buildup, check for blockages in the chimney flue, and clear away any debris left in the firebox. It is a dirty job, and one that we recommend only be handled by a certified chimney technician. 

How Often Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned (Swept) & Inspected?

Unfortunately, this isn’t a straightforward answer. It all depends on how often you use your home heating system, the type of fuel you use, and the overall condition of your chimney.

However, we can say it is safe to recommend that you have your chimney swept and inspected at least once a year. This number may increase if you use your fireplace frequently or year-round.

Do I need to have my chimney inspected if I don’t use it?

Yes! In fact, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to still schedule inspections even if you don’t use your fireplace. There could be potential problems that go undetected and lead to even more expensive repairs down the road. Also, chimneys are a great place to hide for birds, squirrels, or even raccoons. You don’t want those kinds of friends dropping in unannounced!

What Happens During a Chimney Cleaning?

That’s a great question. First, let’s talk technical terms. You might hear chimney cleaning referred to as “chimney sweeping,” which is where the term “chimney sweep” came from when referring to the person actually cleaning or sweeping the chimney.

Here at Lou Curley, we like the terms “chimney technician” and “sweeping” to keep it less confusing. Typically, when we think of something getting “cleaned” we tend to think that means it’s spotless and free from any sort of dirt or grime. However, when we’re talking about chimney cleaning, it’s important to understand that we are not coming in to get your chimney spotless – that’s almost impossible.

Rather, our objective is to remove all the nasty buildup present and address any blockages that have accumulated. That way, your furnace, wood stove, and/or fireplace chimney can work as effectively as possible to keep you and your family safer, all while you enjoy the warmth these systems bring to your home. 

When you choose our crew to service your chimney, you can count on our expert technicians to sweep your chimney thoroughly from top to bottom.

What can you expect from the process?

  • Our certified technicians will start by prepping your home with tarps to protect your flooring.
  • From there, we’ll use our special brushes to “sweep” the chimney while running one of our professional HEPA vacuums to help catch any debris created during the process.
  • Once that is done, we’ll do a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of your chimney, making sure there are no potential issues.
  • When all that is done, we’ll go over the process with you, share the pictures we have taken, and offer any needed recommendations.

We’re Professional, Knowledgeable & Will Give You The Attention You Deserve

At Lou Curley’s Chimney Service, you’re not just another number. Ask your neighbors in Coopertown, Gladwyne, Penn Wynne, Belmont Hills, Garrett Hill, Wayne, Springfield, Ardmore Park, and more. When you work with us, you’re a valued customer for life! Ready to schedule your appointment? Great! Give us a call at 610-626-2439 or fill out our online appointment request form today!


Broomall is a great addition to our service area and we work to keep their chimneys and fireplaces cleaned, repaired and ready to use season after season.