Dryer Vent Cleaning, Chimney Repairs & More – DeSoto Residents Rely On Black Velvet Chimney for It All

For residents throughout DeSoto, Arlington, Pleasant Run, Glenn Heights, Woodland Hills, Ovilla, Oak Leaf, Duncanville, Elva, Red Oak, Lancaster, Cedarview, Red Bird Addition, Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Midlothian, there is only one company to go to for quality chimney or dryer vent care — that’s Black Velvet Chimney!

DeSoto is a great place to live, work, and have fun. It is unique and community-driven, and each landmark here makes a statement about the city and represents DeSoto’s desire to show outsiders just what this city is all about — providing people with a great place to live!

Some local favorite spots to hit are Roy Orr Trail, Historic Nance Farm, Texas Helicopter Experience, or one of the many parks and trails in the area. But the list doesn’t end there! There is a never-ending supply of places to explore, dining options to experience, and fun to discover here — being bored is never a problem you’ll have to face.

Community members hold a lot of pride for their city. They work hard to keep it looking great and standing strong, which is why homeowners all along Wintergreen Road, Pleasant Run Road, Belt Line Road, Cockrell Hill Road, Westmoreland Road, Parkerville Road, Silver Creek Drive, Hampton Road, Polk Street, Danieldale Road, Mockingbird Lane, Parks Drive, Terrace Drive, Chattey Road, Eagle Drive, Elerson Road, Mantlebrook Drive, Honor Drive, and more depend on us for chimney care and dryer vent services — we have been serving these communities for 34 years and counting!

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Inspections Are Important for All Chimneys – What Can Black Velvet Chimney Do For You?

Annual inspections are an important part of maintaining a well-run fireplace, dryer, and chimney. Luckily, we can help you out with all of these! Learn more about all we offer below, then contact us so we can set you up with an appointment. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we strive to make homes all around this area as safe and comfortable as possible.

When it comes to your chimney, we do sweepings, inspections, video scans, and all types of repairs:

We can also handle all of your dryer vent cleanings and dryer box installations! Improperly maintained venting systems lead to thousands of fires per year throughout the United States. They can also lead to toxic fumes backing up into the home, which can greatly affect the health of loved ones. Why take the risk? Count on us for regular services and inspections!

And to top it all off, we sell and install the following:

Black Velvet walked me through the benefits and features of several wood stove inserts. I decided to go with the Blaze King. A professional crew showed up on time and did a clean install with a beautiful product. I would do business with them again.

-Lonnie C.

Are Chimney Sweeps Licensed?

If you’re a homeowner with a fireplace, you know how important it is to maintain your chimney. Not only does a well-maintained chimney help keep your home warmer and cozier when fires are lit, but it can also help prevent hazards like smoke back-up, carbon monoxide leaks, and chimney fires. All that said, most homeowners don’t know what to look for when inspecting their own chimney – which is why trusting a qualified sweep to regularly look things over is a must.

When it comes to hiring a chimney sweep, it’s hard to know which company you can trust and which you should move right past. And this can lead to questions – like whether or not licensing is important, or whether all sweeps are licensed?

Whether or not the sweep you are hiring is licensed or not will depend more on the area you’re based in. Most states will require a business license to offer services in your home, but you’ll need to look up the specifics of your city or town to know for sure.

So… is a license even that important, then? Even if licensing isn’t required in your area, it’s still a good idea to hire a chimney sweep who is licensed.

Why? Because it shows that they’re committed to a level of professionalism that others might not care about, and that they care about building their business with integrity. They’re taking that extra step to ensure they have the credentials necessary to serve you with the highest level of care possible.

How To Find a Qualified Chimney Sweep

Now, licensing is always a good sign, but it doesn’t mean everything. In fact, since the chimney industry isn’t nationally regulated, anybody could purchase a business license, buy some tools, then label themselves a sweep. Because of this, there are some other things to watch for, too, like reviews, certifications, experience, and more.

Here’s what we recommended doing before hiring your sweep:

  • Ask for referrals. Ask friends, family members, or neighbors for recommendations. If they’ve had a good experience with a chimney sweep, they’ll be happy to share.
  • Check their credentials. Look for a chimney sweep who is certified by a reputable organization, such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), or who is a member of industry establishments like the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG).
  • Read reviews. Check online reviews from previous customers to get a sense of the chimney sweep’s reputation.
  • Ask for proof of insurance. Make sure the chimney sweep has liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to protect yourself in case of any accidents.

In addition to all that, keep the following things in mind…

  • Be wary of “cheap” chimney sweep services. While it may be tempting to go with the lowest bidder, it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. A cheap chimney sweep may not have the necessary training or equipment to provide quality service – and could end up causing more harm than good.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions. A qualified chimney sweep will be happy to answer any questions you have about the cleaning and inspection process, as well as any potential repairs that may be needed.
  • Make sure to schedule regular chimney maintenance. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that chimneys be inspected and cleaned at least once a year to prevent fires and ensure safer operation. By scheduling regular maintenance, you can help ensure that your chimney stays in good condition and that your home and family stay as safe as possible.

​What Are You Waiting For? Reach out to Us Today!

There’s no time to lose when it comes to keeping your home safer and cozier. If you live in Waxahachie, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, KIngswood, Sterrett, Ledbetter Hills, Pecan Hill, Cole, Kenwood, or anywhere else close by, there is no better time and no better company to turn to — count on Black Velvet Chimney today! Request more information online to get started.


We are constantly traveling to our next door neighbors in Ft. Worth to make sure their chimneys and dryer vents are functioning at their best, year after year. Find out if you live in one of our service communities today.