CCTV Camera Surveying in Chimneys be in the know

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Master chimney Sweep Daniel Hodgson utilising the Wohler professional chimney camera survey equipment.

Camera Surveys what’s inside the chimney out of sight? Hello In today’s blog you will learn when to use a camera to survey the chimneys interior along with what type of camera for which type of survey, yes there are different types. Survey types look and go see. This is not a survey in a… Read more »

To power sweep or not to power sweep that is the question?

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Ok so you went out and purchased that rotary power sweeping kit so when do you use it?  The first main difference between the sweeping styles is the cleaning action, a standard brush scrubs back and forth pushing and pulling manually where as a rotary flail rotates under action of a connected drill. Now let’s… Read more »

lighting a log fire made easy

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Learn how to light a log fire

The funny thing is that every guy has their own method for lighting fires and that their way is best, I was one of those people too using my trusted teepee method I used in cubscouts, the below method is what I learned in chimbey Sweeping school in Bavaria Germany.  The problem with the teepee… Read more »

Chimney Sweeping Through the generations

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  Chimney Sweeping through the generations As you may or may not be aware our company is lucky in the sense we have been in this trade for over half a century over four generations. So I was sitting talking to my grandfather John William Hodgson, now in his 70’s talking about the chimney sweeps… Read more »

Learn why Smoke testing is not optional

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Daniel Hodgson   Why Smoke Testing is not optional After reading some of The competitions chimney sweep advertising it is apparent that many of them offer Smoke draw testing only an optional extra, Dangerous? Read on below. At clean Sweep Chimney Services of we have developed our process over several generations and we believe an… Read more »