Chimney Sweep Information
James the Sweep’s info ‘hub’ gives all you need to know about every aspect of the chimney sweeping trade. You can read about the history of the profession and even get advice about sweeping your own chimney. It’s also a FREE resource for you to use – and I welcome any suggestions or comments. Contact me by phone (01892 548399), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the chimney sweep enquiry form.
Who is James the Sweep, Master Chimney Sweep for Tunbridge Wells and nearby areas of Kent? What does James do when he’s not sweeping chimneys (apart from singing Mary Poppins tunes!). Find out here!
Do you have questions about your chimney, or your fireplace or stove? Customers often have similar queries so James the Sweep has put together a general Q&A to help you. Click here to view the most commonly asked questions I’ve heard about chimneys and the sweeping process. And if your question is specific, get in touch to receive free advice!
Young children were used to sweep chimneys for at least 200 years before the law changed in Britain. It’s hard to believe this happened. But the tales of hardship and abuse are staggering. Click on this page to find out more about child sweeps during the Victorian period and other eras. You’ll find this info helpful if you’re studying history at school or college.
Kent Fire & Rescue Services strongly recommends that residents have chimneys inspected and swept on a regular basis throughout the year.
Find comprehensive info about wood burning stoves: How to get the most out of them, both practically and financially.
Here are tips on top methods to maintain your wood stove for creating safe fires, and to get the best use for your household.
Any old material which burns is suitable for an indoor fire, right? No! Please don’t do that! Find details on different wood types for your stove or open fire. This info is likely to save you money and help you create tailor-made fires in the comfort of your own home.
Should you buy Green Logs, Kiln Dried, or burn old Pallets? All you need to know about cost effective purchases for your woodburning stove.
Protecting the environment is a major concern and rightly so. Here you’ll find information about being ‘green’ when using your chimney set-up.
Information about why you would line a chimney flue and how to choose the right chimney lining.
Keeping safe is a priority – here’s essential info about taking precautions with your fire. Please read and contact me with any questions.
Cowls are a great tool to encourage the safe emission of smoke and dangerous gas via the chimney, preventing downdraught. Here’s the lowdown on cowls – some points may be new to you!
Soot-up by using my easy-to-read guide about how to easily make a traditional chimney sweep costume for yourself!
For the safety for your family, always use a professional chimney sweep to clean your chimney. However, if you’d like to know, here is a basic how-to guide about how a simple sweep is carried out!
If you do decide to sweep your own chimney (not recommended), here are pointers about the best brushes to buy.
Does the idea of becoming a chimney sweep appeal to you? It’s the very best of occupations! Here is a list of all the training options currently available in the UK.
Enjoy this news round-up of all the latest news happening in the wonderful county of Kent.
A glossary of terms used by chimney sweeps in the trade.
Find contact info for tradesmen and companies in the solid fuel industry recommended by James.
Information about the James the Sweep website.