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Chimney Sweeps

Work Environment

Chimney sweeps work both indoors and out. Some deskwork is required to manage scheduling and finances, but sweeps spend most of their time climbing and bending, working in and around the homes of their customers. They climb ladders to the roofs of the homes to sweep and evaluate, and they spend some time down at the hearth within the home. This work can be noisy and physically demanding. Chimney sweeps use power tools and vacuums, and it can be dirty and messy as well. Many sweeps must exercise on a regular basis to maintain flexibility required to perform their job duties. Chimney sweeps need to wear protective gear to prevent health problems. They will also carry their equipment from their truck to their home.

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