As we say goodbye to Summer!

So winter is just around the corner and our summer has been one that has been surrounded by Covid-19, lets try and forget about that for a second!

Jenson my youngest son

Normally most of my Summers are spent entertaining children (not my own) with my other company but due to the new rules and regulations children’s parties have been put on hold.

So this summer I’ve spent most of it learning how to sail !!

sailing on the Blackwater

But when I’ve not been sailing I have been sweeping your chimney’s and flues. Having your chimney swept in the summer means I am much more flexible in offering you dates and times (currently my diary is pretty full and I’m trying to squeeze you all in.

Moving on to Chimney sweeping, If you don’t have a chimney/Bird cowl on top of your pot

Bird cowl
Bird cowl

Then birds could have nested inside your chimney and caused a blockage, so when you come to light your fire on that first chilly night your house might fill with smoke, because if the smoke cant escape up the chimney its coming back down in to your living room!

This is also why its important to have a carbon monoxide alarm in the same room as your appliance, as well as a smoke alarm.

The Sweep Guy
The Sweep Guy

Any fumes that dont make it out of your chimney could cost you your life! I have visited so many houses this summer and still in shock at the amount of people that don’t have one fitted.

I can have one of these fitted for you for £25 just ask me at the time of your sweep.

Selfie (looking grey)

So for the next few months life and sweeping is going to be a bit hectic, I give all my customers a 1hr window time slot & I will always do my best to get there within that slot but sometimes its just not possible, with roads such as the A12 & the M25! If I am running late I will always give you a call and let you know.

My final plea to you all is, please have your fire place/wood burning stove cleaned out ready for me, and the area around your fireplace clear. I am a chimney sweep and I’m not there to remove your rubbish out of your stove.

Thank you and stay safe