Certified Chimney Sweep

Certified Chimney and Dryer Vent 

Cleaning Professionals.

 Sweeping since 1982. 

Certified. Insured. Dependable.

Certifications- Accreditations

Since 1982

Chimney Cleaning in Ocala. Chimney Sweep in Ocala. Dryer Vent Cleaning in Ocala. Chimney Repairs . Fireplace Education. Certified Chimney Sweep. Certified Chimney Professional. Certified Chimney Reliner. Licensed HeatShield Dealer. Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician. 

B.A. Zoot Sooter. Ashes and Embers. Always A Sweep.


Always A Sweep

My Father, Ray Brosius, started our family Chimney Sweeping business as B.A. Zoot Sooter in 1982. Being educated at home off and on throughout grade school and high school, we had regular opportunities to learn the art and science of chimney sweeping as well as the importance of excellence in customer service. While pursuing higher education in Pennsylvania, I had the opportunity to work with a chimney professional to pay for college and graduate school. It could be said that I Always Swept through school. Upon returning to Florida, I joined my father and brother for a few years while they worked together as  Ashes and Embers Chimney Service. After both moved on, leaving a gap in the Chimney Professional world, my wife and I decided to go back to Sweep in 2017. Since both businesses had been closed, it seemed opportune to borrow a line from one of the old bumper stickers on my Dad's truck- not the one that read "Don't make an ash of yourself, have your chimney cleaned by a professional" but the sticker that reminded people that they could "call us day or night, we are Always A Sweep."  Our family has been serving Marion and Surrounding counties for over 35 years, and we look forward to serving you. 

Uncle Bert, Aunt Mary, and distant English Cousins Michael and Jane :)

We can't promise the same quality singing,  but we guarantee we don't make the mess that they do. We use professional equipment and leave your home cleaner than when we walked in- hopefully leaving you singing on our way out. 

Full Service Fireplace, Chimney, and Dryer Vent Professional



  • Dryer Vent Cleaning and Repairs
  • Fireplace Use (wood burning)- In home education
  • Chimney Inspections (NFPA 1, 2, & 3)
  • Chimney Sweeping (full and partial) 
  • Leaking Chimney- water remediation
  • Smoking Chimney Diagnostics and Repairs
  • Stinking Chimney Diagnostics and Remediation
  • Chimney Relining, Repairs, and Replacement
  • Chimney Rejuvination and refreshment
  • Animal removal (excluding cougars) from chimneys 
  • Chimney Design Consulting
  • Homeowner DIY support


All Service Calls include an inspection to identify potential hazards, to make recommendations for maximizing efficiency and saving on home energy costs, and to provide tips to minimize hassle and maximize enjoyment. 


We provide a ZERO mess, Full or Partial cleaning based on need or user request. 

In addition to cleaning the chimney to minimize the "fireplace smell" or "smoke smell" that sometimes accompanies burning with wood (especially wet or unseasoned), treatment to eliminate the smoke smell is also available. 


Minor adjustments can often be made at no additional cost and many potential hazards can be addressed by the homeowner with guidance from the Sweep. 


If chimney accessories are recommended or repairs are needed, we offer full service for any chimney related needs. We can also provide guidance on selecting and installing quality products for the DIY homeowner as well as follow up support by phone when needed.

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(352) 282-0158

Always A Sweep

Ocala, Florida, United States

(352) 282-0158


Call us anytime: Day or Night, We are Always A Sweep


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