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Hello chimney sweeps and industry professionals, todays article is about Hepa airborne dust extractors. We are going to explain; what they are?, what they do? Why we need one? And costs. What is an airborne dust extractor? An airborne dust extractors is a powerful adjustable, fan unit built within a casing. The casing houses a […]

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Sweep Safe ongoing education series Hello fellow sweeps and industry professionals welcome to our article. We all love our vacuums but no matter what model, after sucking up lots of fine soot eventually the filters will begin to block or the bag will be full and suction will be lost. Over time there have been […]

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Sweep Safe wants to be the best and a guarantee to the consumer for: High level of competence Highly knowledgeable & able to advise Safety Environmentally focused Politeness & Good manners High level of overall service Why wouldn’t you want to be that person? Why wouldn’t you want to be this highly competent, knowledgeable, safe, […]

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Once you own a wood burning stove you become responsible to ensure it works safely, burns cleanly and lasts a long time. Unfortunately, many stove owners are unaware of the basic requirements needed to ensure it all keeps working. Stove maintenance can be broken down into three distinct sections. Much of the daily maintenance can […]

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There are several fuel types available to the solid fuel user, coal, peat, wood logs, compressed wood products, smokeless coals etc. With so much negative info in the press let’s take an objective look which is the right fuel for you to burn. Firstly you must look at your appliance, follow manufacturer guidelines as burning […]

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Woodburning stoves have been unfairly targeted by the press, blogs and videos lately and are being painted in a very negative light. So let’s take a look at the reality, which in our view is very different to the portrayal in the press. Firstly wood is one of the only truly renewable fuels. It is […]

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Back in May 2018, we presented an Industry wide survey for all Chimney Sweeps to take part in, whether independent or part of an association. We wanted as many different opinions as possible and everyone to have a voice. Some of the questions are a little too difficult to summarise in graphs. For example there […]

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The subject of the Sweep safe Technical update is type one and type two smoke testing. The two tests serve very different purposes and must not be confused with each other. Although you will find this guide very useful it does not supersede the process set out in building regulations section j and we highly […]

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Historically there were two routes into chimney sweeping. 1, apprentices such as the chimney climbing boys or 2, from father to son passed down knowledge through the generations. This still happens to a degree today and many enter the profession because they fell into the job via family association. Things have changed a great deal […]

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Are you ready for the chimney sweeping season? All over Europe and other parts of the globe, the chimney sweeping season is about to begin. Historically the 1st of September or there-about is the date that the chimney sweeping `Crazy Season` kicks off. The Chimney sweeping season in the UK is historically short, beginning September […]