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Has your chimney had a checkup lately?

The Chimney Doctor provides top-to-bottom service for your chimney and fireplace needs: sweeping, inspections, rain caps, waterproofing, damper and fireplace repair, etc. 


Aren't sure what you need?

We provide a full inspection, including an internal video scan, so that you can rest assured your chimney is safe for your home and family. What can replace the pleasure of enjoying a warm fire with the confidence that all is well with hearth and home?

Bob Sciba, Owner of The Chimney Doctor

Bob Sciba


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Michigan Builder License Number
Certified FIRE Inspector
Certified Chimney Sweep
Certified Chimney Journeyman
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"Our purpose is to keep your home and family safe through proper service and repair of your fireplace and chimney."

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Chimney Sweeping

Serving the greater Midland area, we provide the following:

A chimney fire burning a house
A chimney sweep sweeping a chimney
A chimney before and after a cleaning

Without routine sweeping, a buildup of soot can become flammable! We take great care to protect your home and keep it clean from the time we arrive to the time we leave.


A customer watching a video chimney inspection
A chimney video scanning screen
A cracked chimney flue liner

Inside view of chimney with cracks

While you watch the video screen, The Chimney Doctor can scan the inside of your chimney to ensure that there are no cracks or missing mortar joints and that the construction is not faulty.


A smoking fireplace
People warming their feet by a fireplace
A fireplace damper

A damper is a device that seals your fireplace shut when not in use. This is necessary so that heated air from your home will not escape up the chimney when the fireplace is not being used. An inefficient, warped or damaged damper can cause all kinds of problems. If it won't open fully or shuts during burning, you'll have a house full of smoke! If it fails to seal, the result can be a cold draft on your feet and a loss of your home's heat, enough to cost over $300 a year. The Chimney Doctor can provide and install a new, energy-efficient damper that can entirely handle these problems.

Chimney Caps

Squirrels getting into a chimney
A raccoon in a chimney
A chimney cap

Without a chimney cap, you have a large "hole in your roof" allowing rain, birds and critters to enter your home. We install quality chimney caps with a lifetime warranty. Every chimney needs a cap!


A chimney with water damage to the brick
Water damage to brick
Water proofing on brick

Water can deteriorate your brick, especially with the freeze/thaw cycle that occurs in Mid-Michigan. We use the highest quality water repellent, specifically developed to protect masonry chimneys. This product has a 12-year warranty.

Over the years, many customers have benefitted from The Chimney Doctor's expert advice and conscientious service:

Dear Bob, this was my first experience with professional chimney cleaning but I can't imagine a more satisfactory outcome. I was especially pleased with your patience in answering my questions and helpful advice for future upkeep. Your prompt arrival at the appointed time, polite manner, attention to detail, knowledge of the job, and awareness

of liability issues are things I would love to see in every service company that comes to

my home. It was a pleasure, thanks very much.

~Robert Chaffer, Mount Pleasant

Thanks Bob! We appreciate you helping us maintain our home and keeping it safe.

Thank you for spending the time and effort to keep our house clean also.

~Becky Tomaszewski, Midland

Dear Bob, I was up on the roof prior to receiving your bill. Looks like you did a REAL professional job.

~Dwane, Inspection One 

It's fireplace weather now and everything is working fine. You boys were so helpful.

Your mom must be proud of you....

~Fran Levi, Saginaw

Dear Bob, it was a pleasure to meet you the other morning, and I wish to thank you for scaling this old house that is need of some TLC. The chimney looks brand new! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

~Anne Hachtel, Former Mayor of Bay City

Please drop off a few more cards... I've run out!! Thanks.

~Barbara Malinowski, Bay City


Hello Bob. Your work on my chimney in Alma was high-quality and very satisfying to me.

I just now read your website points and agree with them all. Thank you for keeping my fireplace room so perfectly clean and for explaining to me the work you did and for leaving the checklist of important chimney procedures. In addition, I enjoyed getting to know you; your enthusiasm and professionalism are appreciated.

~Jane Brown, Alma

A sincere thank you for the wonderful service and repairs! I truly appreciate your time

and service.

~Pat Birdsall, Bay City

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The Chimney Doctor

In 1994, Bob Sciba started The Chimney Doctor, raising awareness of local homeowners regarding the importance of chimney care and safety.

Working with his team, the chimney professionals continue to proudly serve the community.

Bob Sciba, owner of The Chimney Doctor
  • C.S.I.A. Certified Chimney Sweep #7808

  • C.S.I.A. Master Chimney Sweep #51 

  • Certified Master Chimney Technician #60

  • F.I.R.E. Certified Fireplace & Chimney Inspector #FCI-334

  • NFI Master Hearth Professional #180475

  • NCSG Certified Chimney Journeyman

  • Licensed Michigan Residential Builder #2102214256

  • BBA Northwood University 

Bob Sciba

Andrew Mikoleizik, a chimney sweep
  • C.S.I.A. Certified Chimney Sweep #9424

  • NCSG Certified Chimney Professional #322

  • C.S.I.A. Certified Chimney Specialist #83 

  • NFI Woodburning Specialist #180476

  • Officer, Saginaw Township Fire Department, Station 2

  • F.I.R.E. Certified Fireplace and Chimney Inspector FCI-416

  • NCSG Certified Chimney Journeyman

Andrew Mikoleizik

This video shows a typical visit from The Chimney Doctor:


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The Chimney Doctor is a professional company.

  • On time

  • Clean

  • Attentive to detail

  • Friendly and knowledgeable

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