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The professional Bournemouth chimney sweep service you can trust

The professional Bournemouth chimney sweep service you can trust
Professional chimney sweep service for Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch & Dorset

Friday, 11 January 2019

How much does it cost to have your chimney swept?


The cost to have your chimney swept by a professional chimney sweep is usually between £40.00 & £65.00, The cost can depend on many factors such as . . .
  • Location
    • Prices can vary from town to town across the United Kingdom
  • Experience
    • Fault finding and noticing tiny issues before they become a big issue is an art in itself and an experienced chimney sweep will be able to highlight concerns and offer solutions which they have picked up by sweeping a lot of chimneys to gain their wealth of knowledge.
  • Reputation
    • Peace of mind when its comes to fire safety is important, and a popular chimney sweep with a good collection of five star customer reviews is worth every penny.
  • Quality of Service & Repairs
    • Every appliance and customer burning habit can be different. This requires chimney sweeps to choose the most appropriate sweeping method that is available to them and the equipment thy choose to carry can vary, with the most common chimney sweeping methods being Manual sweeping, Power sweeping and Viper Sweeping. 
    • CCTV and bird nest removal may also be a service offered.
    • What surplus a chimney sweep carries on board can also vary such as fire-cement, fire-rope, firebricks, anti-creosote powder, carbon monoxide alarms, thermometers and moisture meters.
chimney sweep customer
chimney sweep customer

It is always recommended to get you chimney swept by a member of a professional chimney sweep Association. By being a member, the sweep will have undergone a chimney sweeping training course or would have been vetted to ensures the highest possible standards throughout all aspects of the job.

Here is a list of some of the more well known professional chimney sweep associations . . .
  • NACS - National Association of Chimney Sweep
  • GoMCS - Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
  • CSA - Chimney Sweep Academy
  • ICS - Independent Chimney Sweep Association
  • SSCSA - Sweep Safe Chimney Sweep Association
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JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum, Wimborne, Christchurch and Dorset.

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Dorset Chimney Sweep featured in the popular Dorset Magazine

This January Dorset Magazine writes about being a Dorset chimney sweep. 

This is a fantastic article written by Steve Harris who has given up his time to be an apprentice for the day with local Dorset businesses and in this month's issue for Dorset magazine, Steve Harris Shadows the Dorset chimney sweep know as Jim Chim-in-ey, yep that's me.

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Jim Chim-in-ey has an apprentice for the day - Dorset Magazine

Steve is a lovely guy who got stuck in straight away. He appreciated the importance of cleanliness while on the job and had a go at sweeping a wood burner even though he was dressed in his best. Full marks for effort.

You can read about Steve Harris experience of being a Dorset chimney sweep by purchasing the January edition of Dorset magazine or by visiting - Pressreader - Dorset Magazine - Chimney Sweep Article

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Dorset Magazine - Steve Harris & Jim Chim-in-ey - A Day with a Dorset Chimney Sweep

Do you wish to talk to a Dorset chimney sweep for your news article, magazine or blog?
Are you looking for some chimney sweep advice or chimney sweeps perspective?
Contact Jim Chim-in-ey for a friendly chat, visit . . .
https://www.jimchimney.co/p/contact.html


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

Want to have your chimney swept?

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Friday, 26 October 2018

Bournemouth Chimney Sweep visits the most magical place in Dorset

Bournemouth Chimney Sweep Jim Chim-in-ey gets to visit some super amazing places on his sweeping travels around Dorset. 

One of the highlights of the year is his annual chimney sweep visit to the magical Sculpture by the Lake in Dorchester.


What is sculpture by the lake?
Surrounded by 26 acres of Dorset countryside Sculpture by the Lakes is an idyllic hub for art lovers and collectors that has been crafted by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wonderful wife, Monique.

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Bournemouth Chimney Sweep Visits Sculpture By The Lake Dorset

The Dorset Chimney Sweep's Video from Sculpture by the Lake

Here is a fun little video of Jim Chim-in-ey's trailer ride by Sam who is one of the friendliest and helpful grounds keepers you'll meet 😊

This is an exciting ride between the The Island and the River Keepers Hut which both can be hired out for the day. If you fancy having your own private area with a woodburner installed to keep you cozy as you take in the views relaxing by the lake visit - https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/hire


In total I sweep six woodburners with two of the stoves in their Gallery Cafe which exhibits some of Simon's smaller pieces of art. This is a great place to grab yourself a cuppa and a cheeky homemade cake while enjoying the warmth of a wood fire.

It's worth mentioning that all the staff I met on my travels at Sculpture by the lake were absolutely wonderful, making my visit an enjoyable one. It's great to be invited to sweep for such a warm and welcoming team.

Thinking about visiting Sculpture by the lake?
Here's what you need to know. . .
https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/visit

Where is Sculpture by the lake?
Address: Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset DT2 8QU
In the village of Pallington which can be found one mile east of Tincleton, Between the A35 at Dorchester and the B3990 Waddock Drove.

What is Sculpture by the Lakes website?
sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

Dorset's Sculpture by the Lake sign with Bournemouth Chimney Sweep Jim Chim-in-ey 02
Dorset's Sculpture by the Lake sign with Bournemouth Chimney Sweep Jim Chim-in-ey

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

Want to have your chimney swept?

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Christchurch Chimney Sweeps view on legislation, wood burners and pollution

Are you worried about legislation, wood burners and pollution?

I think it's all down to education . . . Wood Storage, moisture content and an efficient stoves is key. I think it can only be a good thing if some customers with poor burning habits are encouraged to change their burning habits and I am all for new legislation that may helps promote positive burning.

If a customer is burning unseasoned wood with an in-efficient wood burner it can create a build up of poor quality soot within the chimney’s flue which in turn can cause a fire risk issues for the customer while also potentially having a negative effect on the environment.

Wood Chop chimney sweep
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If that customer acquired a Defra stove with 85% efficiency and only purchased and burned fully seasoned wood that was below 20% moisture level. Then they drastically reduce the risk of a chimney fire and they also drastically reduce the stoves emissions.

Looking for chimney sweep advice for good burning practice?
visit my advice and guidance page where I have written a ton of information about firewood and stove efficiency -  https://www.jimchimney.co/p/advice.html

For more information about whats being reviewed by the goverment here is a Guardian Article - Burning issue: Are wood-burning stoves going to get the chop?



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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

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

Want to have your chimney swept?

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Poole Chimney Sweep Interview with Homes with Love Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch - Part One

What do you do day-today as a chimney sweep in poole?

The CCTV investigation side of chimney sweeping can be interesting when your trying to work out an issue. One job I remember. . . I had a gas fire where the builders built the new roof over the flu which pushed all the fumes into the loft bedrooms, that CCTV could have saved the customers life from CO poisoning.

There is also the bird removal side to chimney sweeping. I've got a new found love for pigeons from this job, removing a live pigeon that's stuck in a chimney is super rewarding and they are pretty tame birds, they will happily sit on your hand while you move them to a better position. [ I’ve spent up to to 2 hours to get alive birds out and thankfully have managed ]

Its a physical job too. I get a beach ready body during chimney sweep season. It’s just a shame that the season is September - February - so I lose it all just in time for the summer.

I think it’s a rewarding job being a chimney sweep, at the end of your day you get to help keep safe homes, prevent chimney fires and meet the lovely people of Dorset on the way. That's pretty cool.

Is there a tradition to chimney sweeping?

In traditional side of chimney sweeps are known as being one of the luckiest trades people in the world. People want to shake your hand quite a lot, especially the older generation who remember the tradition.

We get invited to weddings thanks to a century old fable about how a chimney sweep saved the king. Having a chimney sweep at your weddings is an old tradition that happened a lot for my mum's era as their parents were the ones who were booking the chimney sweeps. Sadly it's a little forgotten tradition but it’s something I get invited to about once a year. It's usually paid for by the mother of the bride. We crash the wedding and bring good luck to the marriage by stealing a kiss from the bride and shaking hands with the groom and offer a small gift.

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Poole chimney sweep Jim Chim-in-ey dressed in his best chimney sweep outfit

We are also one of the only trades that gets to wear a top hat. I choose to wear a dead-mans hat, it's a little shorter than the traditional top hat. This traditionally is seen as a sign of respect to the customers of class.In short, I get to wear a top hat because King George II made a decree that chimney sweep are lucky and should be treated with the highest of respect.


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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

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

Want to have your chimney swept?

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