Meet the White House chimney sweeps

Meet the White House chimney sweeps

It’s a highly rated chimney sweep on Angie’s List who is in charge of keeping the White House soot-free. Learn how this Waukesha, Wis., chimney sweep got this special job and how a chimney sweep in Indianapolis was tapped to join the White House crew in 2010.

Written and produced by Twinkle VanWinkle | Reporting by Emily Udell


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Waukesha, Wis., chimney sweep serves the White House

Inspired by a 1993 speech about the federal deficit, Jeff Schmittinger made an offer to the White House staff — free chimney sweep service. To his surprise, they took him up on his offer and he now leads a team of sweeps to clean the White House's 35 chimneys.

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Jay Walker


Great Picture of Jeff. I may have taken the pic. I was honored to join in with the team of sweeps last go round and am honored again to do it again this coming August. Awesome Video. Jay

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