Note: October 5, 2016 - We are currently booked for the Fall 2016 season

Important News

In November of 2015 Steve had surgery to fuse his ankle as a result of the many years climbing roofs and ladders. His work is now limited and we are not accepting new customers. We also are ONLY doing chimney cleanings and not on all roofs. We have left the sections on the website describing other services that we have offered in the past as an informational tool only.

About Us

Steve and Kathy Smitha started Top Hat Chimney Sweeps in Michigan City, Indiana in April of 1978 after reading about sweeping in "Mother Earth News" magazine. The business grew and over 30 years ago moved to Plymouth,Indiana with the Smitha family. Started to provide chimney cleaning for woodburning appliances, over the years Top Hat Chimney Sweeps has expanded into a full service chimney cleaning and maintenance company. The Smithas have initiated innovative ideas into the business: "Sweep and Scan", including video scanning with chimney cleaning; stainless steel chimney relining; "Forward Scheduling", the process of making appointments for the following year; and maybe most importantly, "Sweep for Life", the idea of being the chimney sweep you trust and depend on for all your chimney safety needs.

Due to the need of less seasonal work to support his growing family, Zeb has taken full time employment elsewhere and is no longer assisting Steve. This has made it necessary to cut back services and service area to best serve our current sweep customers.

We thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to being of service to you and fulfilling your chimney's needs.

Coverage area: Marshall and St. Joseph counties in Indiana

Call Us at (574)930-5858


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5 out of 5 stars Top Hat Chimney Sweeps are the best, and what technology! Steve and Kathy Smitha are so attentive and professional. I have been a customer of theirs for over twenty years, and I wouldn't have anyone else to look after my chimmney. R. Coleman South Bend, Indiana
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News Articles

Due to the unique business we are in, we have stimulated several articles relating to chimney cleaning. We feel that these articles are a benefit in that they educate the public on the safe installation, operation and maintenance of woodburning appliances. A few of these articles appear below. If you would like to read an article, please click on the link below.