Seeking a Full-Service Chimney Company in Bridgewater? Turn to Highpoint Chimney Services

For chimney and fireplace services in Bridgewater, Somerville, Raritan, Raritan Township, Belle Mead, Montgomery, Hillsborough Township, Warren, Martinsville, Watchung, North Plainfield, Plainfield, South Plainfield, Reading, and all areas surrounding, we’re the crew to trust.

If you live in Bridgewater, there’s no shortage of things to do, like shopping at Bridgewater Commons, exploring Duke Island Park, popping over to the Somerset County Library, or checking out one of the many local restaurants or parks. 

All that said, if you’ve checked the local forecast and noted some gloomy weather ahead, you may opt to stay indoors rather than head into town. And while you’re stuck inside, you might as well light up your fireplace and enjoy the cozy ambiance – that is, if your system is up for it.

If not, and you need to schedule a chimney inspection, repair job, or other service, don’t hesitate to give our team of sweeps a call.

Looking for Chimney Services in Bridgewater?

What services do we offer our customer base? We’re a full-service company, so we’re happy to take care of a long list of chimney and fireplace repairs and maintenance. Schedule your next sweeping and inspection with us, or book any of the following repair services:

  • Masonry Repairs
  • Chimney Leak Repairs
  • Chimney Caps
  • Waterproofing
  • Chase Covers
  • Chimney Dampers
  • Lock-Top Dampers
  • Chimney Relining
  • HeatShield®
  • Smoke Chamber Parging
  • Refractory Panels
  • Stove Installation
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We’re a Licensed, Certified & Insured Chimney Sweep Company

Here at Highpoint Chimney Services, we like to assure our clients in Somerset County, Middlesex County, and Hunterdon County that we’ve got the knowledge, skills, and high ethical standards you’d hope for from your local chimney company. Why is this important?

Well, the chimney industry isn’t nationally regulated, which means there isn’t any sort of certification or special license your tech actually needs to call themselves a sweep. Unfortunately, this can lead overly confident individuals to purchase some brushes and start up a chimney company without having any official training and education to back up the services they offer.

That’s why doing your research, as a homeowner, is important.

What should I look for when hiring a chimney sweep?

So, what should you be on the lookout for as you navigate through chimney companies in your area?

  • Look for licensing information. Most cities require companies to have a business license, but it’s always good to dig a bit and make sure the business you hire is legitimate.
  • Ask about insurance coverage. Lack of insurance could leave you liable if a tech gets hurt on your property.
  • Check for certifications. If a company is certified with reputable industry organizations, it shows they’ve invested the time and money to become as knowledgeable as possible.
  • Look over their reviews. It’s easier than ever nowadays to see how others in your area fared with the company you’re looking to hire. Do a few online searches to see how well-reviewed they are – and how well they resolve negative experiences.
  • Check for memberships. There are a number of organizations within the chimney sweep industry that companies can become members of. Many of these offer additional training and industry news.
  • Look into their experience. Do they have a lot of combined experience among their techs? If so, this is always a good sign and indicates that, if you have a problem, it’s likely something they’ve dealt with before.
  • Don’t hire a door-to-door guy. If someone shows up at your home offering the deal of a lifetime, it’s always best to pass. Don’t buy into their scare tactics or limited-time offers. Chances are, they’re just trying to scam you.

Here at Highpoint Chimney Services, we meet every expectation. We have over 20 years of industry experience, we’re fully licensed and insured, and we’re certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), an industry leader when it comes to education. We’re also members of both the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and the Community Association Institution (CAI). Rest assured, when we come out for a service, we know what we’re doing.

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We also know that laws and regulations are ever-changing in an industry like this, so we’re sure to stay on top of it all, guaranteeing industry guidelines are always being followed and that you’re always getting the best products available.

To top it all off, we have high standards and values, so you’ll get the care you deserve, without feeling like you’re being strong-armed into services you don’t actually need. We listen to your concerns, and we care about taking your preferences and budget into consideration.

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Can Highpoint Chimney Help With My Annual Inspections?

The team here at Highpoint would love to be your go-to crew for annual maintenance. Booking an inspection every single year is a surefire way to avoid bigger issues that could end up putting your home and system at risk. Our biggest goal is to keep the communities we live in and serve as safe as possible, so this is a service we’re happy to offer.

What can I expect during an inspection from Highpoint?

Well, it depends on whether we’re performing a level 1 inspection or a level 2 inspection. Here’s what to expect from each.

Level 1 Inspections

  • We’ll examine all exposed areas, as well as areas that can be easily exposed (without the use of tools).
  • We’ll examine accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connections.
  • We’ll ensure the chimney and flue are structurally sound and free of damage.
  • We’ll check for any blockages or obstructions, as well as any build of combustible deposits (like creosote).

If we note any issues within the chimney or fireplace, we’ll recommend necessary repair or sweeping services.

Level 2 Inspections

  • We’ll examine all exposed areas, using tools, as needed, to open any doors, panels, or coverings.
  • We’ll examine accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connections, including areas in basements, attics, and crawl spaces.
  • We’ll use camera equipment to complete an in-depth scan of the interior flue system.
  • We’ll ensure the chimney and flue are structurally sound and free of damage.
  • We’ll check for any blockages or obstructions, as well as any build of combustible deposits (like creosote).

And, again, if issues are found, we’ll be able to recommend the next best moves for keeping your household safer.

Do I need a level 1 or a level 2 inspection?

If your fireplace or chimney hasn’t undergone any major changes (like a change in fuel or remodel), and if you’re diligent about investing in inspections on an annual basis, then you should just need a basic level 1 inspection completed.

If you have recently updated your system, converted to a new fuel type, or made any major changes or renovations, then a level 2 inspection is recommended. We’d also suggest booking these after a natural disaster or accident has occurred (think fires, floods, tornadoes, wind storms, etc.) or if you are buying or selling a home.

My Chimney in Bridgewater Needs Sweeping… Who Can I Call?

Did an inspection reveal the need for a thorough chimney cleaning or sweeping? Or maybe you’ve noticed some excessive creosote buildup all on your own? Either way, you probably won’t want to put your fireplace to use until things are cleared out.

Well, we’ve got good news for fireplace owners in the Bridgewater area – this is something the Highpoint team is well-equipped to help you out with.

What’s the chimney sweeping process like?

  1. We’ll prepare the area. It’s extremely important to us to respect your home and property, so we’ll be sure to lay down tarps and use protective equipment that will ensure a mess-free and damage-free service.
  2. We’ll inspect the chimney. Before beginning, we’ll look everything over, so we know what we’re dealing with and the best way to move forward.
  3. We’ll complete the cleaning/sweeping. Using appropriate tools and equipment, we’ll thoroughly sweep your chimney, removing any soot/creosote buildup and excess debris (like twigs, nesting materials, leaves, etc.) in the process.
  4. We’ll inspect the chimney again. When the cleaning is complete, we’ll look things over again to ensure a job well done.
  5. We’ll clean up after ourselves. Like any good guest in your home, we’ll be sure to pick up after ourselves, leaving your home better than how we found it.
  6. We’ll offer any further maintenance recommendations. If we spotted any further issues in your chimney that seem concerning, we’ll let you know and offer repair suggestions.

And that’s it! It’s a relatively straightforward process when you trust a tech that knows their stuff, and afterwards you can rest easier knowing that your chimney is functioning as safely and efficiently as possible.

Wait… is it a chimney sweeping or a chimney cleaning?

We get your confusion, and we have a good answer for you – we use both terms for the same service. Technically speaking, the service should be called a chimney sweeping because cleaning a soot-filled chimney isn’t really realistic (or necessary). Rather, we’re just needing to sweep out any debris or creosote that could be harmful.

But since so many switch back and forth between the two terms, we decided to keep things simple and do the same. So, whether you schedule a sweeping or cleaning, we understand what you’re saying, and we’ll be sure to get your needs taken care of.

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When’s the Best Time to Schedule My Sweepings & Inspections in Bridgewater?

If you’re looking to get your maintenance booked, it may seem like fall would be the best time to get it done, since that’s when most people start using their fireplace for the year. Here’s the problem with that logic, though – everyone thinks the same thing. So, come fall, our schedule books fill up fast, and if you’re late to the game, you’ll need to delay your burning season until we can get you in.

Because of this, we suggest booking your inspections and any other chimney maintenance in the spring or summer months. This is beneficial for a number of reasons:

  • Scheduling will be a lot easier and quicker since we won’t be as booked up.
  • We’ll have ample time to address any needed repairs during a season when your fireplace isn’t getting used anyway.
  • There’s less chance of experiencing delays once temperatures drop.
  • Many of our repair materials cure better in the warmer temps of late spring and early summer.
  • We’ll have time to get preventive measures implemented (like waterproofing), so you don’t face later damages.
  • Come fall, all you’ll have to do to kick off your burning season is stock up on fuel, then sit back and enjoy your fireplace.

Ready to get all of your chimney and fireplace needs taken care of? We’ve got you covered – give us a call today to get booked.

We Also Offer Dryer Vent Cleanings

Now, regular chimney maintenance is vital for keeping your home safer and more comfortable, but there’s another service we offer that many homeowners should be investing in annually as well – dryer vent cleanings.

Dryer vent cleanings are a must for ensuring your dryer runs as efficiently as possible, and they also ensure your vents can easily vent out any heat and gases that could put your home at risk. It’s recommended that homeowners invest in dryer vent cleanings annually, so if you already invest in yearly chimney inspections with us, why not get this maintenance scheduled too?

Our crew members are Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (C-DET), which is a certification granted through the CSIA, and it’s the only one of its kind. Rest assured, we know what we’re doing, and we’ll get the job done safely – and without causing any further damage in the process. Get scheduled now.


Reach Out Now for Quality Chimney & Venting Services

There’s no better team in the area to trust with your chimney, fireplace, or venting system. If you need services, don’t delay. The longer issues go unresolved, the worse they’ll get, and the more expensive they’ll be to address later on, so this isn’t maintenance to put off.

Dial 908-864-4114 or reach out to us online now.


All our customers throughout our service area love being able to rely on our expertise. And the residents of nearby Bedminster are no exception.