How did you get started in the trade and when was it?
A good friend is a Master Chimney Sweep and when I needed a career change from factory management to spend at least some time with my family he generously offered to “show me the rods”, I’ve never looked back and owe him a great deal.
What do you like most about being a Chimney Sweep?
It’s a good feeling when you can do something that will keep a family safe in their home and even just performing a straight forward sweep gives the householder peace of mind which is rewarding .
Oh ,… and cake …. But don’t tell Naomi…
What is your favourite part of the job?
I like to meet new customers and provide them with the best service , then it’s nice to witness the passage of time as they become regulars .
I’ve been known to find the odd Santa hat up the chimney before Christmas and I love to see the kids (and adults) scream with delight when it’s pulled out .
It ain’t a bad job being a sweep!
What do you think makes you a good, trustworthy Chimney Sweep?
Being a good trustworthy human being!
I’ve got an enhanced DBS check and am trading standards approved just to reassure customers but really it’s just who you are as a person.
What would you like potential customers reading this to know about you?
I’m a professional sweep and HETAS Installer, I take education and self-improvement seriously to provide customers with the best service.
And that I was joking about the cake.
What music or radio station do you listen to in your van?
Just Radio 4 these days
Favourite book, Film, TV Series?
The Quiet man, John Wayne, I don’t know why ? I used to love the black and white Twilight Zone as a kid. But in truth, now I watch an awful lot of Charlie and Lola.
When you’re not working what else do you like doing?
In the summer ill be camping somewhere near a beach with the family.