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 »

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 »

Learn how to remove Glazed Creosote

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It is a fact that burning wood with a high moisture content and long periods of slumbering produce high levels of un-burnt hydrocarbons that deposit within the chimney as tar or creosote. This product is quite likely to cause a chimney fire if it is not removed however it is impossible to remove glazed creosote… Read more »

Industry standard Certificate of chimney sweeping

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There have been many changes in recent years in the chimney sweeping industry. Historically chimney sweeps have been completely unregulated and the customer has been playing roulette with their choice of a sweep. Recently a person died form carbon monoxide poisoning after commissioning a cowboy chimney sweep to sweep their chimney. He followed no protocol… Read more »