Snow in summer proves chimney sweeping vital to keep your household safe all year!
Well, there you have it – proof of the pudding. Or rather, proof of the snow pudding.
No sooner do we get out the deckchairs, slap on the sun cream and swap hot toddies for cool glasses of ginger beer and stacks of fresh sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper then… the cloud turns dark and snow hits Kent.
Frustrating – a quick run back inside the house and a cheery huddle around the fireplace once again. Thought that you wouldn’t be using the woodburner for another six months….? Perhaps time to think again.
Alright, perhaps not all parts of the county but certainly Folkestone, Faversham and Ashford had a snowy smattering alongside hail storms. The UK in general was hit with a chill blast from the Atlantic just as we were swapping thermal underwear for Baywatch-style swim suits.
It just goes to prove what James the Sweep has said recently – keep your chimney swept all-year round. We can never rely on the seasons and you never know when your woodburner needs to be used.
That’s not to pretend the summer months will see everyone wrapped up in wool jumpers and thick scarves for weeks on end. But the odd change of weather and a ‘bit of a nip in the air’ on any given sunny day, necessitates a need to light your appliance to keep the chill off.
And… your woodburner (or gas fire) needs a chimney that has been inspected properly and swept thoroughly to keep your household safe from risks of carbon monoxide poisoning or uncontrollable chimney fires.
It costs just £60 to book a chimney sweeping appointment with James the Sweep. Call him on 07587 134589 to book an appointment right now. Why not? Keep safe! James is happy to give free advice over the phone about your chimney situation. He regularly sweeps chimneys in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Southborough, Tonbridge, Orpington, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Hadlow and Crowborough.
James is a member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.