James the Sweep’s info ‘hub’ gives all you need to know about every aspect of the chimney sweeping trade. You can read about the history of the profession and even get advice about sweeping your own chimney. It’s also a FREE resource for you to use – and I welcome any suggestions or comments. Contact me by phone (01892 548399), email (email@example.com) or use the chimney sweep enquiry form.
Do you have questions about your chimney, or your fireplace or stove? Customers often have similar queries so James the Sweep has put together a general FAQ to help you. Here you will find the most commonly asked questions I’ve heard about chimneys and the sweeping process. And if your question is specific, get in touch to receive free advice!
Young children were used to sweep chimneys for at least 200 years before the law changed in Britain. It’s hard to believe this happened. But the tales of hardship and abuse are staggering. Click on this page to find out more about child sweeps during the Victorian period and other eras. You’ll find this info helpful if you’re studying history at school or college.
Any old material which burns is suitable for an indoor fire, right? No! Please don’t do that! Find details on different wood types for your stove or open fire. This info is likely to save you money and help you create tailor-made fires in the comfort of your own home.
If you have an appointment with me and you or any member of your household has any Covid-19 symptoms, please contact me on 07587 134589 to re-arrange your appointment.
Covid-19 symptoms to look out for
A new continuous cough.
A high temperature.
A loss of taste or smell.
If you display any of these symptoms you need to stay home and arrange for a local test, only leave home for the test. The test centre will advise you on what to do next.
For more information about COVID-19 visit the NHS website
How I keep customers safe
You will be contacted before your sweep to make sure no one in your household has had any covid like symptoms in the past 7 days. I will arrive at your property with a fresh clean mask and gloves. I use hand sanitizer before and after chimney sweeping.
Before I arrive:-
Please open windows for ventilation.
Please ensure that the space around the fire is clear for me to work. For example, remove any encroaching furniture or valuables from the fireplace.
Please empty the ash from the fire.
Please make an electrical socket available for use.
Please ensure that the route to the fireplace from the outside is clear.
Please socially distance from me while I am in your house.
Please use a credit or debit card for payment if possible.
James helped me out in a bit of an emergency. I made a massive hash of trying to sweep my own chimney (I know, I know!), and James came over at very short notice to undo my not-so-handiwork! Thank you, James.
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