How did you get started in the trade and when was it?
After a lifestyle and career change in 2016 I joined the fire service as an on call fire-fighter. We regularly turn out to chimney fires during the colder months and this gave me the idea of training to become a chimney sweep.
What do you like most about being a Chimney Sweep?
I love that every day is different, every chimney is different and the variety of the job. This at times can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding too. I love passing on my knowledge to customers, so they can get the most from their fireplace. I also love meeting and chatting with my customers and the coffee and biscuits are an added bonus too!
What is your favourite part of the job?
Definitely the coffee and biscuits!!!
Oh and the satisfaction of seeing a safe, clean chimney knowing the customer can enjoy their fire and the reward that comes with it.
What do you think makes you a good, trustworthy Chimney Sweep?
I’m naturally a very conscientious person. This means I go the extra mile and do my best every time. My reputation is extremely important to me, so it’s important I have high standards to maintain it.
What would you like potential customers reading this to know about you?
I aim to provide an excellent service for a fair price.
What music or radio station do you listen to in your van?
Mainly radio 2, or if I’m lucky the kids leave their “Frozen” CD in their!
Favourite book, Film, TV Series?
I like endurance running, so I’m a fan of running books.
The only t.v. I get to watch is Paw patrol.
When you’re not working what else do you like doing?
I have a young family, so I’m kept pretty busy with them. If I get any time to myself, I like to go for a run.