Thursday, 29 December 2016

Jim Chim-in-ey - Residential & Commercial Chimney Sweep

Jim Chim-in-ey is your Dorset chimney sweep specialist that sweeps commercial businesses and residential homes across the whole of the Dorset.
Jim's a professional insurance approved chimney sweep with a 5* Google feedback rating.

Here is what Jim Chim-in-ey's customer s have to say about his service.

18/11/16
Really impressed with Jim. Reliable, efficient and helpful, leaving the area clean. I have no problem recommending him.
Andrew C***er

17/11/16
"We were entirely satisfied : a very clean and tidy job leaving our woodburner good & ready for the winter season.
Regards,
Lewis P***yn "

17/10/16
JC arrived on time, set about protecting the area around the wood burner, them cleaned the chimney. No mess and no smell of soot when finished. I will use him again and am happy to recommend Jimchimney.
CS Sandbanks Road Poole

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Want an open fire for Xmas? Netflix makes your wish come true!

open fire film

If you are haven't had chance to get your chimney swept in time for Christmas or you just don't have an open fire in the room, Netflix have your Christmas covered.


Netflix have two top quality open-fire videos for you to enjoy this Christmas.


Fireplace 4K: Classic crackling fire place from Fireplace from your home.
Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchood from Fireplace from your home.
Directed by George Ford.
You will need a Netflix account to view the  above videos,

If you don't have a Netflix account, youtube.com has a great selection two.
Here is my favorite - 8 HOURS ✰ Best Fireplace HD 1080p video ✰ Relaxing fireplace sound ✰ Full HD

Happy Christmas from your Dorset Chimney Sweep Specialist
Jim Chim-in-ey



Friday, 16 December 2016

Q&A with your local Dorset chimney sweep specialist Jim Chim-in-ey.

Why should I have my chimney swept?

Sweeping helps prevent chimney fires by removing soot, bird nests, cobwebs & creosote. It also ensures a clear passage for dangerous gasses to escape.

How often does my chimney need sweeping?

Fuel, soot quality & quantity all affect the amount of sweeps required.
As a general rule . . . Smokeless fuel: Once a year, Wood & Coal: Quarterly when in use.

How messy is sweeping my chimney?

There is no mess! The opening is sealed off with the surrounding area protected with double tight knit sheets. I also use a professional HEPA Filter Vacuum that has a 99.997% filtration efficiency rating.

How long does a sweep take?

A usual sweep can take between one and two hours.

What area do you cover?

I cover all of Dorset. Including Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Blanford Forum, Wimborne and Salisbury.

How much is a sweep?

£47.00 per sweep
£42.50 per sweep for two or more appliances in the same property.
£42.50 per sweep when you share your booking with a neighbor in the same postcode.

Best Wishes
Jim Chim-in-ey
07837 672 548

Recommended article: Why you should not burn unseasoned firewood?

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Friday, 9 December 2016

#7 Questions to ask before burning your firewood!

Its important to know if you firewood has been seasoned before you burn them on the fire. Here is Jim Chim-in-ey's easy anagram to help you remember Jim's 7 signs of seasoned wood.

Seasoned wood is in Jim's "S.M.S CLUB"

  • Smell - No
  • Moisture - Below 20%
  • Sound - Bowling pin
  • Cracks - Yes
  • Lightweight - Yes
  • Ugly - Yes
  • Bark - Peels off

The Questions to ask before burning?

Friday, 2 December 2016

The most efficient way to burn your firewood!

An efficient way to burn your wood is buy doing what is known as a Top Down Burn.


Wood likes to burn from the top down, so by stacking your logs in a #hastag pyramid pattern, you are encouraging the wood to burn efficiently. This cleaner burn encourages the gasses to run through the fire before they enter the flue and over time this will reduce the amount of creosote that settles in your chimney.

top down burn - chimney sweep advice 2

  1. Start with your largest two logs on the bottom.
  2. Then place two smaller logs on top in the opposite direction. This should look like a #hashtag
  3. Jenger up using smaller pieces of wood on each layer until you end up with your kinderlin at the top of the stack.
  4. Use natural fire lighters to start the burn.
  5. Enjoy your efficient clean burning fire.


Top Tip: Only burn seasoned wood in your fire or woodburner!
For advice on how to tell if your wood is seasoned visit this article. . .


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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Latest Dorset Chimney Sweep Reviews

Here is a sample of Jim Chim-in-ey's latest chimney sweep reviews, you can view more by visiting my review page.

If you are looking for a trusted sweep in the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Blanford or Dorset.

Call JC on
07837 672 548

Friday, 25 November 2016

The best way to store your firewood!

hashtag pattern fire wood stack 2The best way to stack, if you have the space is to layer your wood in a #hashtag pattern.

honeycomb pattern fire wood stack 2

If you have less free space, another acceptable option is to stack your wood piles in a honeycomb pattern. Make sure this is no more than two layers in-depth as the wood can struggle to dry.


A shelter with a raised baton floor is a great way to help keep the rain off and ensure air can still circulate the stack.

If using a tarpaulin, make sure your not suffocating the wood as it's important that air has the freedom to flow.

If your wood is struggling to dry, you can try chopping your logs into smaller pieces to encourage them to dry at a faster speed.

If the wood is green, unseasoned and wet, she will need more time for the air to flow around to help dry the logs out.

How long does it take to season wood?

Harder wood such as oak can take up to 4 years to be fully seasoned.
Softer wood can take between 12 -18 months to season.

Recommended article: #7 ways to tell if your firewood is seasoned and ready to burn

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

What optimum temperature should your wood burner or stove be at?

The Temperature Guide


Getting the right temperature in your wood burner or stove will help reduce the build up of soot and creosote in your chimney flue.

There are 3 main temperature zones that will effect your wood-burner or stove.

woodburner temperature guide - jim chimney Zone One - The Creosote Zone - 0'c - 129'c
This is the cool temperature where creosote thrives, Tiny unburned particles in the smoke sticks to the inside of the liner causing a taring of the chimney flue. Once its on it can be difficult for a chimney sweep to remove.

Zone Two - The Optimum Zone - 130'c - 240'c
Time to relax and enjoy the warmth of your fire.

Zone Three - The Damage Zone - 241'c - 500'c
You could be damaging your stove. Your burning her to HOT which can result in the Discoloring of paint, warping of important components such as maintenance bolts. In some cases you may get the cracking of weld-joints which would result in your stove being unsafe.



You can pick up a stove pipe thermometer / temperature gauge for under £5.00 online!
Here is a couple of direct links I found from a quick UK search.
Remember: Always refer to your wood-burner or stoves manual as some stoves have a lower recommended temperature..

Recommended article: The best way to store your firewood!

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

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Please check your wood-burners manufactures instruction for recommended temperatures. The above article is just a generally speaking.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Another Fantastic Chimney Sweep Review

Visit our Facebook page  facebook.com/jimchimneyuk to see more chimney sweep service reviews.

Why you should not burn unseasoned wood in your fire?

When burning unseasoned wood the moisture has to be driven off the wood before she can start to give off good combustion, the moisture then travels up the flue lowering the flue gas temperatures reducing your updraught speed.

unseasoned wood - chopped 2


Not only will burning unseasoned wood encourage more creosote to settle in your chimney flue but you will also not gain the full heat value that fully seasoned wood could have offered.

Green unseasoned wet wood can cause smoking problems and rapid creosote build up which can in turn become a fire risk.

seasoned wood burns better 02

Recommended article: #7 ways to tell if your firewood is seasoned and ready to burn

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Chimney Sweeping in November

What a beautiful day to be a chimney sweep in Bournemouth, Dorset. You would never of guessed it's November with weather like this!

If you are looking to have your chimney swept this winter and before Christmas, call today as I am already taking bookings for December.

Best wishes,

JC
07837672548

Saturday, 12 November 2016

#7 ways to tell if your firewood is seasoned and ready to burn

Here is a short guide to help you to decide if your firewood is seasoned and ready to burn in your open fire, wood burner or stove.

The #seven tips have been brought to you by . . .
Jim Chim-in-ey : Your Dorset Chimney Sweep Specialist.


1 Look - Is my wood seasoned

Seasoned wood is ugly wood and will look weathered and discoloured. When you compare it to unseasoned wood. It's usually a off gray compared to its blonder prettier sister


2 Bark - Is my wood seasoned


Moisture helps keep the bark attached after she has been chopped. As you want the wood to be as dry as possible. If the bark layer peels off, it's a good sign she has been seasoned.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Jim Chim-in-ey experience

jim chim-in-ey - chimney sweep experience dorset 2
Jim Chim-in-ey - The chimney sweep experience
For more information about the chimney sweep service we offer or to inquire about booking JC, please visit our contact page.

Friday, 4 November 2016

What is the difference between kiln dried and seasoned firewood?

kiln dried firewood - chimney sweep dorset 2

Buying kiln dried wood is a way to ensure your wood is already dry and ready for immediate burning. Kiln dried logs light faster and give the ultimate clean burn with maximum heat output. Kiln dry is a process that forces the moisture out of the wood using heat and can can take between 60 hours to a week to complete the process.

You expect kiln dry wood to consistently read between 10-15% with an outside moisture reading.
Due to the extra process you will typically expect to pay more for kiln dried wood over normal seasoned wood.

seasoned wood - chimney sweep dorset 2Seasoned wood has been stacked and dried over a period of at least a year, Good seasoned wood should read between 15-25% with an outside moisture reading.

What wood to buy?

Both good Seasoned and Kiln dried wood are good to burn in your fireplace or woodburner. If you are having any trouble with stage three tar in your chimney due to the burning of wet wood then Kiln dried wood is a safer option for you.

Where to buy good quality wood in Dorset?

thelogstoregroup.co.uk is a Dorset website you can purchase kiln dried wood from that delivers to Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset.

thewoodshed-firelogs.co.uk is a Wimborne website you can purchase seasoned wood from that delivers to Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset.


Recommended article: The best way to store your firewood!

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

The  advice on Jimchimney.co is of  the good will of  a chimney sweep, please seek professional advice before using any of the information found on this website.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Time to sweep those cobwebs from your gas fire this Halloween!

Halloween Chimney Sweep

Did you know that spider webs if left unattended can cause a fire risk in your flue? 

Halloween is a great way to remember to book in your annual spider web chimney sweep for your gas fire.

Looking to book in your chimney sweep today?
Call JC on 07837 672 548

🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃
Jim Chimney
www.jimchimney.co
07837 672 548

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Another clean and professional chimney sweep by JC

Jim Chim-in-ey : Bournemouth Chimney Sweep
Another clean and airtight chimney sweep by Jim Chim-in-ey, ensuring all the soot & dust stays in the open fire as he sweeps.

You can also see the hose of the professional 3 filter HZDQ750 vacume which is extremely efficient at cleaning up harmful dusts, such as soot. The high filtration system provides up to 99.997% efficiency. 

When Jim Chim-in-ey vacuums up harmful dust, it remains within the machine with no chance of escape.

Visit our contact page to book your professional chimney sweep today.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

🏆 3 Best Chimney Sweeps in Bournemouth = Jim Chim-in-ey

best 3 rated chimney sweeps in bournemouth dorsetJim Chim-in-ey has been rated as one of the Best chimney sweeps in Bournemouth, Dorset along with fellow chimney sweeps Ocean Sweeps & A Ampshire.

Visit the website here for more information on the award criteria➡️  ThreeBestRated.co.uk.

Want to book Jim Chim-in-ey for a sweep?
Visit our Contact page

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Chimney fire safety week: 5th - 11th September

'chimney fire safety week' - If you own or know someone who owns a fire or wood-burner, visit the website & share this link to make sure you, your friends and your family stay safe this winter.
http://chimneyfiresafetyweek.co.uk/tips-and-advice/

dorset chimney fire safety week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Why Do You Need Your Chimney Swept?

The primary reason for chimney sweeping and appliance servicing is to reduce the risk of chimney and house fires. Last year in the UK over 9,000 homes were destroyed as a result of chimney fires, emphasising the need for chimney sweeping.

Secondary reasons for the sweeping of flues are to ensure that toxic exhaust gases like Carbon Monoxide have a clear passage up the chimney and not back into your home. Deaths through carbon monoxide poisoning are common; so make sure you get your chimney swept regularly!

Not only will a Jim Chim-in-ey, chimney Sweep eliminate the build up of soot and creosote from coal, wood, oil and gas fired appliances, but the sweep will also clear obstructions such as birds nests, building debris, leaves and cobwebs. For those of you with a wood-burning stove, Jim Chim-in-ey can give your appliance a seal test to check if your appliance requires resealing.