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Chimney Department Ltd.

Phone: (630) 584-6620 P.O. Box 1448, Saint Charles, IL 60174

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The Chimney Department Ltd. is a chimney sweeping company which provides chimney maintenance and dryer duct cleaning services to independent homeowner, condominium, and townhome associations, as well as municipal and non-profit customers. Located in Saint Charles, IL, this company serves the western suburbs of Chicago, including Des Plaines, Schaumburg, Warrenville, Wayne, South Elgin, Elgin, Campton Hills, Elburn, Streamwood, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Batavia, Winfield, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, West Chicago, Wheaton, Hoffman Estates, Pingree Grove, Kaneville, Aurora, West Dundee, Dundee Township, Gilberts, Naperville, and Sugar Grove. The company was founded in 1980 by career firefighter Dieter Bove, who has seen first-hand the damage that can be caused by a clogged and dirty chimney or dryer duct and wanted to fill the void of information on chimney and dryer duct safety for homeowners and firefighters alike.

All of the company's chimney sweeps and dryer duct exhaust technicians are certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America and has a combined 55 years as certified chimney professionals and certified professional firefighters. The company's main purpose is to reduce the risk of fire by ensuring that chimneys and dryer ducts are kept clean and clear of soot, oil, dryer lint, and other obstructions. The company serves homeowner, condominium, and townhome associations, as well as property management companies, non-profit organizations, schools, museums, and restaurants, providing chimney inspections, chimney cleaning, dryer duct cleaning, screen installations, tuckpointing, waterproofing, crown repair, chimney liners, chase covers, and carbon monoxide detection.

Visit the website for The Chimney Department Ltd. to learn more about the services available, read about the importance of chimney and dryer duct cleaning, and contact the company to request services.

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
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Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 01, 1985 Business started: 01/01/1981 in IL Business started locally: 01/01/1981 Business incorporated 05/23/2005 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Melissa McClintock, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Melissa McClintock, Owner
Business Category

Chimney Cleaning Dryer Vent Cleaning Chimney Builders & Repair Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings (NAICS: 561790)

Additional Locations


    P.O. Box 1448

    Saint Charles, IL 60174


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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