Licensed and Insured
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 and 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
"Our purpose is to keep your home and family safe
through proper service and repair of your
fireplace and chimney."
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.
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.
Cracks or missing brick? Is the top cracked? The Chimney Doctor is a licensed builder. Using modern masonry techniques, he can make your brick and mortar resistant to the wear and tear of weather
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!
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 10-year warranty.
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.
A chimney without a liner or with a damaged liner is not safe. We use the best materials in the industry to fit your individual needs in making your chimney and fireplace safe and pleasurable to use.
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
~Pat Birdsall, Bay City
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 apprentice, Andrew Mikoleizik, the chimney professionals continue to proudly serve the community.
A Certified Master Chimney Professional,
Bob is also a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, a licensed Michigan Residential Builder and a certified F.I.R.E. Inspector (#FCI-334). He also has a business degree from Northwood University. He resides in
Midland with his family.
A Certified Chimney Professional, Andrew is also a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. He is currently working on his applied science degree in HVAC/R at Delta College.
This video shows a typical visit from The Chimney Doctor: