Check a sweep (CHECKASWEEP) has been created to make finding a local chimney sweep, or a professional chimney sweep you can trust much easier. There are many different chimney sweep associations claiming to have the best sweeps, the best trained sweeps, but how as a member of the public can you decide which sweep is better? Firstly, let’s look at the different trade bodies and training providers for chimney sweeps (in alphabetical order);
With the exception of HETAS (who only train chimney installers) NCSSA and Sweep Safe who are for existing sweeps only, everybody else provides training from 2 days to 4 days and some even provide mentoring.
Some go on google and just search things like “local chimney sweep”, or “chimney sweep near me”. Some searches will include locations as example “chimney sweep York” or “Chimney sweep London”, but none of these searches actually help you find a professional chimney sweep or the top-rated chimney sweep.
Checkasweep is a comprehensive list of sweeps who have completed some sort of training, have the latest chimney sweeping equipment with pictures of work carried out, prices and above all carry reviews of the work they do.
You can choose a sweep, who is not only local to you, but you can choose from the work they carry out or based on reviews. The more the consumer uses this FREE service the better the quality chimney sweep you are likely to find to carry out the chimney maintenance in your home.
There are features to let you know what chimney sweeping association they belong to, if they are insured, and see the certificate of insurance, if they have the tools to do the job you require them to do… even if they attend weddings!
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