Chimcheroo is a professional chimney service operating out of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire covering all of South Gloucestershire. With an extensive range of equipment I use both traditional sweeping methods and highly efficient rotary power sweeping, depending on your type of appliance.
Chimney sweeping, safety inspections, smoke testing, CCTV inspections and chimney sweeping using the industry’s latest techniques
Chimneys must be swept and inspected yearly as a minimum. We issue insurance compliance certification with every service.
I have lived in Wotton Under Edge for over 20 years and after jobs in HM Forces, Education and as a Firefighter for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue, decided to set up my Chimney Sweeping business after an encounter with a highly unreliable Sweep. During my time as a Firefighter I attended many chimney fires and decided that my local community needed a reliable and professional Chimney Sweep that would put the safety of customers first. The business has grown year on year and I am now the preferred Sweep of many local House Letting Companies, Building Companies, Surveyors and Estates, including Berkeley Castle Estate.
In my capacity as 'Lucky Sweep' I also attend weddings.
Please contact me if you would like to hire me.
Regular sweeping is vital to remove blockages and soot. This prevents fires and allows deadly combustion gases to be safely vented through the chimney. Clean chimneys burn more efficiently, which will save you money, as well as helping to preserve the environment.
It is extremely important to both the safety and efficiency of your chimney to have it swept and serviced on a regular basis.
The following advice for sweeping chimneys is recommended by the Solid Fuel Association:
Chimney fires can quickly spread to your home or business place, putting property, livelihoods, and loved ones in danger. House fires often cause serious damage to the masonry and brickwork, leaving you with an expensive repair bill. All chimneys need to be swept at least once a year, although if the chimney is used often we recommend twice a year. If you use solid fuel burning appliance you should have your chimney swept at least once a year, preferably before each winter as birds often use chimneys as nesting spots.
Falling stonework, rubble, spider webs and leafs can block chimneys and stop or reduce the flow of air. These all combined block previously working chimneys; any blockage can alter the combustion balance or cause carbon monoxide to enter the home instead of being safely vented from the property.
Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer: it is colourless, tasteless and does not smell. Even low levels of Carbon Monoxide can lead to permanent ill-health or death, especially in children. The early symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can easily be mistaken for 'flu. They include nausea, headaches, tiredness, dizziness and pains in the stomach or chest. Look out for sooting or staining around your appliance: it is a sign of inadequate venting of gases.
It is vital that appliances are properly installed as well as serviced, and are sufficiently ventilated. We also strongly recommend the installation of a carbon monoxide detector in your home, which is also required under Building regulations for new installations.
“Amazing customer service & so clean & tidy……highly recommend this company.”
“Very good service from Rich at Chim-Cheroo, prompt in getting back to us to arrange a visit, and prompt again when he turned up to do the job. Very clean and did a great job, would not hesitate to recommend him.”