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 »

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 »

Learn how to remove Glazed Creosote

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tar-removal

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 »

Sweep Safe a new standard in 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 »