A Guild certified chimney sweep will provide you with good safety information on many aspects concerning your fire and fuel. They will make many basic safety checks during the sweeping of your chimney.
Guild sweeps inspect potential issues, such as:-
Chimney sweeping isn’t just about pushing a brush up a chimney! Your local Guild sweep will test other matters, including:-
Even if a woodburner or open fire is correctly installed, there can be problems with poor function, smoke to the room, lack of heat, black glass, etc.
This is where the knowledge and experience of a professional sweep can make all the difference. Even if your sweep can’t solve the problem, they have excellent technical resources and back-up from the Guild to help them to help you.
IF YOU have recently moved into a new home – you may want to study these photos closely. The pics were taken by respected Guild member Alec Osborn, who covers the Hereford area, after he... View Article
CANCER was once an occupational hazard for chimney sweeps. And as if that wasn't bad enough, cancer of the scrotum was a particular problem.
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Guild chimney sweeps offer a friendly service but take their profession of protecting lives very seriously _ THE MODERN HISTORY of chimney sweeping, in the past 200 years or so, is full of merriment, mystery and... View Article
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CONSUMERS are often advised of the importance in installing a working carbon monoxide (CO) alarm – and rightly so. CO alarms give a level of reassurance to the householder that they will be alerted if... View Article
In case you hadn’t noticed(!) - Christmas is coming. It’s that traditional time of year when our heads spin with a massive list of Things-To-Do. And whatever we tick on that list, there’s always another thing to think of, and another, and so on.
Radio 4 presenter Steve Carver’s documentary on the run up to Christmas following a Cambridge Chimney Sweep!