Chimney Sweeping

The Chimney Keepers are based in Dorchester, Dorset.  Since 2003, the business has been owned and operated by Master Sweep Robert Erskine.  Rob delivers a friendly, professional service across Dorset, East Devon & South Somerset.  Registered with The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, traditional brushes and sweeping equipment are used to ensure your chimney is clean and safe to use.

Why choose the Chimney Keepers?

  • Power sweeping
  • Certified Chimney Sweep with The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
  • HETAS approved
  • Safety certificates issued
  • You will receive a yearly reminder that your chimney is due a sweep. Or 6 monthly reminder if required.

The strict guidelines set by The Guild & HETAS mean that Rob is required to adhere to tough safety standards.  His equipment, knowledge and expertise allow him to fully assess the safety of your chimney and determine whether it is safe to use (or not!).  Once your chimney has been fully inspected & swept, a smoke test is required.  Providing your chimney passes, you will be issued with a safety certificate which you can then use (if needed) for insurance purposes.

Both HETAS & The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps recommend annual sweeping and inspection. Without regular cleaning, soot can build up within the flue – a major cause of chimney fires. The soot from your open fire or stove can also lead to damage; cracks and holes, which if left, can reduce the extraction capabilities of your chimney and allow hazardous gases and fumes to enter into your home.

CCTV camera equipment is available.  CCTV is used to undertake a full inner chimney inspection, which can clearly determine the cause and location of any specific complication. Typical difficulties are blockages, corroded liners or cracked chimneys.

The sweeping service takes a minimum of one hour per chimney. During this time, Rob will ensure that the inspection and sweep is carried out in a clean & efficient way, without causing any mess from soot or dust. Your fireplace and surround will be fully covered with protective sheeting to ensure your home clean and soot free!

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tel: 01308 867486