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Chimney Cleaning & Repair

With over 20+ years experience, Lance Lingenfelter is licensed and insured to provide regular chimney cleaning, repairs, waterproofing, safety inspections, chimney caps, dampers, and more.

Chimney Services

Regular chimney sweeping and cleaning services can play an essential role in providing you and your family peace of mind around safeguarding your home or property.


Chimney Cleaning

Our thorough chimney cleaning service eliminates creosote buildup and debris, ensuring optimal ventilation, preserving your indoor air quality, and reducing the risk of dangerous chimney fires.

Chimney Repairs

From addressing minor repairs to storm damage, our team restores your chimney’s integrity, keeping your home safe and ensuring your chimney operates flawlessly.


Our video inspections provide a detailed visual examination of the interior of the chimney allowing us to detect issues that may not be visible during a traditional visual inspection.

Safety Inspections

Our meticulous safety inspections provide a clear understanding of your chimney’s condition, identifying potential hazards and providing an emailed or printed report.

New Home Buyers

If you’re a new or first time homeowner looking to secure comprehensive insurance coverage, our chimney services offer a critical component to ensure a seamless experience.


From tending to minor cracks to addressing major masonry damage, our team specializes in restoring your chimney’s structure, ensuring its stability and longevity.


Installing high-quality chimney caps and dampers enhances your chimney’s efficiency, preventing debris and critters from entering while allowing you to control airflow ensuring optimal performance and comfort in your home.


Our advanced waterproofing techniques create a durable barrier that shields your chimney from rain, snow, and other elements shielding your chimney from moisture damage, extending its lifespan and protecting against leaks.


Dryer vent cleaning is an essential maintenance task that helps prevent fire hazards and improves the efficiency of your dryer. A cleaning removes lint buildup, ensuring proper airflow and reduces the risk of overheating.

Meet Lance…

Do you remember A1 Chimney Maintenance in Maryville, TN? While the owner’s now retired, Lance has decided to put his 20+ years of experience to use thus A1 Chimney Service! 

Locally owned and operated by Lance and his fiancé, Amy Chambers, offering professional chimney cleaning, repairing, inspecting and waterproofing for their local community.

“Over the years, I have been fortunate to develop relationships with many customers keeping their families safe from the potential dangers of fireplaces. Thank you for supporting locally owned, we appreciate you.” – Lance

Meet Amy…

This is the face of the friendly voice you will hear when you call, text , or email A1 Chimney Service!

With a background working in corporate finance for over 20 years, Amy has decided to put her MBA to good use by starting this company with Lance. She is the person behind the scenes taking care of the scheduling, invoicing, and any other office functions.  

“Since the start of A1 Chimney Service, it has been incredible getting to know our customers and I have met so many wonderful people that I look forward to hearing from year after year. Additionally, I feel beyond blessed that I can use my expertise and love for people to help Lance continue to thrive in the career he loves.– Amy

Common FAQs

Don’t know where to begin? We’re here to help! Browse our Frequently Asked Questions to get familiar with industry specific terminology, safety recommendations, and more!

Why is chimney sweeping necessary?

Chimney sweeping is crucial to remove soot, creosote, and debris accumulating in your chimney over time. These materials can pose fire hazards and block proper ventilation.

How often should I have my chimney swept?

The frequency depends on usage. For wood-burning fireplaces, it’s recommended to sweep annually. Gas fireplaces might require less frequent cleaning but should still be inspected regularly.

Are you certified and insured?

Yes, we’re certified and insured! Whether you choose to work with us or not, we highly recommend hiring chimney sweeps who are accredited by reputable organizations and carry liability insurance. This ensures the quality and safety of the service provided.

Do you provide a report after a safety inspection?

As a chimney inspector, we provide a detailed report (via electronic or paper receipt) outlining his findings, any issues discovered, and the next recommended service date.

Is this the same company as A-1 Chimney Maintenance?

No, this is a new LLC owned by Lance and Amy who aspire to earn the trust of the company’s old clients while also growing their service area to include Blount, Knoxville, and Sevier counties.

How do I know if my chimney needs cleaning?

Signs include a pungent, acrid odor, excessive smoke, reduced draft, or visible creosote buildup. If you need more clarification, schedule an inspection today! 

How long does a chimney sweeping session take?

The time varies based on factors like chimney size and cleanliness. On average, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

Before & After

The best way to see our work is before and after images! We welcome you to browse the images below.

Our Clients Say…

“Being an owner of two properties in the heart of the Smokies – I have to be extra attentive to chimney cleaning and repairs. Having Lance just a phone call away gives me and my family peace of mind at night by the fire!” – Sam & Jody Curtis | Chimney Client

We have used Lance for years. He does an excellent job and leaves everything clean. He goes above and beyond. He’s the only person I trust to maintain our chimney.” – Susan Lewis | Chimney Client

“We highly recommend A1 Chimney Service.  Lance has serviced our home and rental property chimneys for over a decade and we have had only the best experience with timeliness, cleanliness and honesty when repairs were needed.” – Tiffany Walters | Chimney Client

My husband & I live in Townsend & have been customers for years. Lance has always serviced our chimney. He has been very dependable, knowledgable & pleasant to work with. He’s very thorough & more affordable than the competitors.  When we were unable to reach the previous owner this year, we were happy to hear that Lance had taken over the business. Without reservation,  I highly recommend them for your chimney servicing.” – J. Gilliland | Chimney Client

“A1 Chimney is the best!  I have been using them for chimney cleaning yearly for 9 years.  Lance is knowledgable, efficient, and great to work with.  He has solved a couple of problems I was having when my chimney was built!  I highly recommend them!” – K. Allison | Chimney Client

“A1 Chimney Service is a very reliable and great company.  Lance goes out of his way to make sure everything is clean and adequate for the wood burning season, very professional, timely responses and communication, and on time for appointments.” – Brad Simpher | Chimney Client

Get Started

Thank you for considering our small local business for your chimney needs. We appreciate the opportunity to bring you safety and peace of mind when it comes to your home.

Serving Knox, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, Hamblen, Loudon, & surrounding counties