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Hello, my name is Peter Widdows. I am a fully insured Chimney Sweep working in Chippenham, Swindon, Bath and Wiltshire. I am registered with the ICS ( Institute of Chimney Sweeps ) Number 0698. I supply a fully backed certificate for your insurance with every sweep.

How a Sweep should clean your Chimney

How a Chippenham Chimney Sweep should Clean Your Chimney
When you’re looking for a chimney sweep in Chippenham, you want to be sure you get somebody who does the job right. So here is a brief breakdown of how a Chippenham chimney sweep should tackle the cleaning of your chimney.
How a chimney sweep should clean your chimney

The first thing a chimney sweep should do is measure up your chimney. Maybe you regularly use a sweep who already knows your measurements, but if you’re hiring a chimney sweep in Chippenham for the first time, this is one of the most basic expectations. The measuring helps the sweep to determine the brush size needed

Your chimney sweep should place a protective cover over your fireplace before work begins. This will help to keep things tidy and keep mess to a minimum – cleaning chimneys is dirty work

Your chimney sweep may use one of many methods, but there are two more common methods. The bottom-up method involves the sweep cleaning your chimney from the fireplace end, which is the preferred method by many. Rods can be added to the brush to reach the top as needed, and this method is generally faster – however, it is often the messiest! This is because when cleaning from the bottom up, the fireplace cannot be sealed off to prevent soot from falling into your living room. If your Chippenham chimney sweep offers you a choice, opt for the top-down method which allows him or her to seal off the fireplace area and clean from the top of the chimney. Although there is often a little more legwork involved, it means there is less chance of getting soot on your carpet.

The smoke test is one of the most important steps aside from the cleaning itself, and ensures that all blockages are removed and your chimney offers smoke from your fire clear access to the outside world. During the smoke test, your Chippenham chimney sweep should ensure that all smoke created at the bottom of the chimney travels right the way to the top

Can I clean my chimney myself?
The steps listed above are so you know what you might expect – cleaning chimneys is difficult though, and you shouldn’t use the above steps to attempt cleaning your chimney yourself. If you are prepared to learn in great detail how to clean your chimney safely, then by all means go ahead – but if you want the best result without having to spend a long time learning, you need a professional Chippenham chimney sweep to help you – one who has already done the training and has years of experience under his or her belt.

Chimney Sweeping

CCTV Inspections

Smoke Sound Tests

Fitting Chimney Pots

Cleaning / Restoring Fireplaces / Stoves

Stove Installations

Removing Birds Nests

Fitting Liners and Flues

Repairing Chimney Stacks