City smog and smoke control

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The smoke in londons referred to as smog

Hello fellow chimney sweeps and interested consumers. Todays blog is about the smoke control laws  that we must abide by today and a little history too. Everyone has seen the old Sherlock Holmes scenes of old London Town with a passing chimney sweep and a whole lot of fog, well this fog was actually a… Read more »

Why do chimney sweeps wear top hats and why so lucky?

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Lucked wedding chimney sweeper

  Hello all Welcome to today’s blog where you will learn a little history about chimney sweeps and the possible origins of being lucky and wearing a top hat. origin one lucky beginnings The oldest of the stories goes back a very long way to king William of Britain way back in 1087/1100 nearly a… Read more »

Santa Maria Maggiore the chimney sweeps festival 

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If your a chimney sweep from any where in this world you are sure to have heard of Santa Maria Maggiore the world chimney sweeping festival held in Italy in September each year. Where and when? The festival is held each year in the Town of Santa Maria Maggiore in the beautiful valley of Vigezzo… Read more »

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 »

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 »