Press Kit – Full Service Chimney™

Full Service Chimney was founded in 1987 by Robert and Mary Jo Berry. As the children of World War II veterans, they were both compelled by a strong duty to serve the community and provide a service that keeps them safe and comfortable year-round. The Full Service Chimney difference is seen in the way team members treat one another and our customers. Courtesy, professionalism, and craftsmanship are the standards to which they hold each other accountable. 

Robert Berry was the first service provider in the Kansas City metropolitan area to become a Certified Chimney Sweep through the rigorous CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Program. This certification, plus additional training, is a critical part of Full Service Chimney’s focus on customer satisfaction and safety – the company requires all lead chimney technicians to achieve this same level of certification. Full Service Chimney incorporates modern technology with proven chimney and fireplace services to allow customers to make informed decisions. 

Full Service Chimney offers various chimney and fireplace services to the Kansas City metropolitan area, including chimney repair, chimney inspection, and chimney cleaning. Hiring a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep ensures that services are completed by a professional that can deliver proven results while staying compliant with state fire codes, associated regulations, and industry standards. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Full Service Chimney been in business?

Full Service Chimney has been family-owned and operated since 1987. Owner Robert Berry was the first Certified Chimney Sweep in the Kansas City region and has earned the title of Master Chimney Sweep through the CSIA.

What is the CSIA?

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) was formed in 1983. As an industry leader in chimney and venting education, the company provides nationally recognized credentials, including CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep®, CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician®, and CSIA Master Chimney Sweep®.

Where does Full Service Chimney provide services?

Full Service Chimney has a service area that spans over 38 cities throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area. A list of service areas can be found here.

How often should a chimney be cleaned and inspected?

Most experts recommend cleaning and inspecting a chimney annually. For more information about chimney sweep services or chimney inspection services, please visit our services page.

What are common causes of chimney problems?

Chimney problems can be attributed to various distinct causes, including the presence of animals, bird nests, bad masonry, deterioration, and much more. Since there are many different possibilities, Full Service Chimney recommends working with a licensed and experienced professional to determine the cause of a chimney problem. For an overview of potential causes, please visit this page.

Where can I learn more about the Full Service Chimney team?

Full Service Chimney believes that our technicians and team are the best in the industry. To learn more about our team members, we encourage you to visit the Meet Our Team page.

What is the Chimney Detective Ai Tool?

Full Service Chimney created the Chimney Detective Ai Tool to help homeowners diagnose problems occurring in their fireplace or chimney system. To learn more about this tool or to troubleshoot an issue, please visit the Chimney Detective page.

What is the Chimney Repair Apprenticeship Program?

Full Service Chimney accepts applications for our Chimney Repair Apprenticeship program multiple times annually. Our certified specialists train new Apprentices to become Chimney Repair Technicians. Additional certification opportunities become available once your apprenticeship is completed. For more information, visit our Careers page.

When is National Chimney Safety Week

National Chimney Safety Week is a public awareness event that beings at the end of September and continues into the month of October. This outreach effort is spearheaded and hosted by CSIA annually in conjunction with service providers like Full Service Chimney. In the following week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) also has a week-long effort towards fire prevention.

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