JC Chimney Sweeps
Proprietor: Shane Cummings
(Fully Trained & Insured)

Covering Perthshire & Angus

Email: enquiries@jcchimneysweeps.co.uk
Tel: 07710 473746

Chimney Sweeping

We offer a reliable and efficient chimney sweeping service throughout Tayside and Fife. We use power sweeping, for no extra charge, as well traditional methods where they are appropriate.

About Power Sweeping

Why settle for the old ways of sweeping a flue? Previously a client had only two choices when thinking of having a flue swept: the brush and rod or the line and ball methods. Both methods were stuck in the past, until now. They have been proved to be less than gentle to your chimney liner and its construction. Now there is a faster, cleaner, gentler and much more effective way of sweeping: power sweeping.

The older brush and rod and the line and ball methods have drawbacks. One is the friction caused by a brush pressing against the flue, especially an old one, which can cause damage. The up and down movement of the brush has been known, as all sweeps know, to dislodge parts of the wall of an old unlined flue, possibly weakening the chimney. Power sweeping is much kinder. The power sweeper acts much like a strimmer and cuts through soot and tar. Unlike the traditional methods, it puts no pressure on the flue, so it is much better for metal liners and older flues.

Neither of the older methods of sweeping are able to remove third stage tar from the inner liner, and using a scraper to remove second degree tar is slower and unreliable. The power sweeper, in contrast, removes all three tar deposits without damage to the liner.

When sweeping a square chimney, the brush and rod or line and ball sweeps into the corners, leaving soot and tar deposits on the sides of the flue. In contrast, with power sweeping the brush head expands to suit the flue you are sweeping, and it also centres itself.

Power sweeping also removes bird nests and other blockages with greater ease than the older methods.

There are many other advantages power sweeping has over the older outdated equipment, and it gives amazing results. Power sweeping has been put through its paces by NACS, the National Association of Chimney Sweeps.

Before and After Photos

The photos below show the superior results when a chimney is swept using a power sweeper. Click on the photographs for a larger version, and use "next" and "previous" to navigate.

You can see some photos of the equipment used in power sweeping in our gallery.

In chimney sweeping, as in many other walks of life, change comes slowly. Due of cost of the equipment, the change will be slow to filter through to the profession. Because we want to give clients the best service available, we have made the change. However, our charges remain unchanged.

Do not settle for less - get your chimney swept using power sweeping.

Many of the call outs that the Fire Brigade attend in the winter months are caused by chimney fires - keep your chimney clean and clear.

Please remember to make sure that your fire is out the night before the sweep is due to call.