About Us, Our Suppliers, Affiliations and 911

Who We Are

I started this business in 1984, and used my name because I felt that this showed the most integrity.  I have tried to keep that idea for every job. Most companies look at you as “just another job”  but we know that the only job you care about is the one we do in your home for you.  As James Ball LLC. Chimney Sweeping moves forward, we strive to continue to give our customers the service they have come to expect and deserve. James Ball

My Granddaughter with her “My grandpa kicks ash” tee shirt at the 2011 Stamford Home Show

From a guest spot on a local Radio show I was asked to do as  Chimney Expert, 9/24/16

James Ball LLC. Chimney Sweeping Est 1984, has been serving our customers for over 33 years.

James Ball Owner

Chimney Safety Institue of America #6310  http://www.csia.org/

Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild http://www.ncsg.org/

Certified Dryer Vent Tech # 353 http://www.csia.org/

Master Chimney Sweep Certified Chimney Professional

CT Licence# HIC0568337

West Chester Licence# WC-889-H98

Richard Hartill, my Step Son, has come on full time 4/1/12 and has taken on this job in a way I could not be happier with, he will b e taking over one day and is my partner.

Here is a picture of Rich and his bride on their wedding day with a Massive Chimney in the back round (seemed fitting)

Certified Chimney Professional

Over the years, we have found great reliable quality products for our customers.

  • Ventinox Stainless Steel Chimney Liners (the best in the industry with a Life Time Warranty/10 year transferable and welded seams, not crimped, making it air and water tight) http://www.duravent.com/Product.aspx?hProduct=7
  • Stainless Steel and Copper Chimney Caps (the roof of the cap can be removed for easier cleaning and maintenance)
  • Hearth Craft glass doors (reasonably priced and come with a 5 year warranty on glass and finish).http://www.hearthcraft.com/
  • Chamber Coat EE OUR PICTURE PAGEChamber Foam
  • SmokTite for sealing the smoke chamber area of the chimney.
  • Heat Shield Cerfractory flue sealant. SEE OUR PICTURE PAGE

We feel that using the best products will give our customers many years of worry free peace of mind.

We use state of the art equipment including our vacuum with HEPA filter for chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning.

Chim-Scan Video Inspection cameras with recording available to document our inspections and troubleshoot the inside of your chimney or dryer vent.

American Red Cross Involvement

I had been an American Red Cross CPR & 1stAid instructor from 1992-2010.

Starting in January 2001, I had proudly volunteered with the American Red Cross Disaster Services starting in Westchester County, N.Y., I was the Coordinating Supervisor in charge of all day to day disaster response and coordination for over 100 volunteers, covering all of Westchester County. I spent 2 days at Ground Zero in NYC 9/11/01 & 9/12/01 on an ERV with the Red Cross, serving food and water to rescue workers. I stood 25’ from the globe in the plaza between the fallen towers the morning after.  This was a life altering experience for me.


In 2005-2007 I was asked to be the Disaster Chair in Darien, CT and served there for 2 years.

2007-2010 I became the mentor for the New Canaan Chapter where I am still a DSHR (national disaster volunteer) and reserve volunteer.