Archive for September, 2015

These images of a pile of soot is the result I achieved by spending the required time necessary to make sure the householder and her very young family in Tyrrellspass will be safe going forward. This chimney was supposed to have been cleaned 18 months ago by an unscrupulous untrained chimney sweep. These images do not show the full extent of the amount of soot removed. The deposit definitely resembled that of a chimney not cleaned in 5 years.
Be wary of chimney sweeps who are in and out in 15 or 20 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to stand and watch the full procedure. Ask questions. Make sure you see the brush head at chimney pot, when clean is being performed from the bottom up.
Ask for a smoke test.

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