How much should a chimney sweep cost ? The chimney sweeper just left my house. He twice mentioned the front office must like me because they haven't charged $89 in a long time and that they are charging $130 usually. I SAID: it must be because I live close by to them, and because they canceled on me last year and left me stranded, and because THEY installed the brand new heavy gauge stainless stove pipe for $300 2 yrs ago and said it would make their job a breeze, and because I didn't want the whole sticking the camera down the chimney drama (they actually try to pitch you a package service when you first call- that includes all that !). I don't know if he was hinting for a tip or what. He said there was hardly any build up. I told him it hasn't been cleaned in the 2 yrs of the stove pipes life except for 1 sweep log last winter and I use my stove ALL THE TIME ! I try to burn it hot and it IS a Huntsman 241 which has a double chamber with a permanant tilted pipe in it which supposedly drips the creo back into the stove to reburn it. It took him a half hr. to do the work and there was absolutely no mess on him or my house. Even after vacumming the inside of the stove. So what should a chimney sweep cost ?