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.

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

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

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, 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?


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. . .


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!