Samuel James Chimney Sweep

Essex, Suffolk, Herts, London

Chimney Sweeping Throughout Essex

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I am fully qualified, trained and registered through the Institute of Chimney Sweeps (ICS).

The ICS is a trade association for chimney sweeps run by chimney sweeps. It is now the U.K.'s largest chimney sweeping organisation and all members receive ongoing training to the highest standard in all aspects of flues and appliances. By using me, you can relax knowing that that you will receive a professional, polite, friendly and dependable service from a rigorously trained sweep, with the back-up of the U.K.'s largest chimney sweeping professional organisation. 

Regular sweeping of chimneys and flues prevents fires and allows deadly gases to safely vent away. Last year the UK Fire Services attended around 7,700 chimney fires. 


In addition, each year in England, approximately 40-50 deaths occur from carbon monoxide poisoning and a further 400 people are admitted to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poising from chimneys that have not been swept. Carbon monoxide symptoms include: headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, memory loss, lethargy, breathlessness, collapse, loss of consciousness. In severe cases it can lead to permanent damage to health or even death.

Many of these fires, deaths or symptoms could have been avoided by having the chimneys swept regularly.

Most insurance companies require chimneys to be swept as part of their terms and conditions. As a registered ICS chimney sweep, once I have swept and smoke tested your chimney I will issue a Chimney Safety Certificate recognised by all leading insurance companies.

Chimneys should be swept on a regular basis to remove soot, creosote and other debris and allow for safe operation. All chimneys need to be swept at least once a year, although if the chimney is used often twice a year is recommended.

Clean chimneys burn more efficiently, which will save you money, as well as reducing the impact on the environment.

I provide chimney sweeping services in Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon, Harlow, Grays, Clacton-on-Sea, Benfleet, Brentwood, Braintree, Leigh-on-Sea as well as all other towns in Essex and the surrounding towns in Suffolk, Herts and London.


Services Provided:
Professional, friendly, thorough and clean chimney sweeping service throughout Essex, Suffolk, Herts and London
Chimney cleared, sweep and vacuumed
Bird nest removal
Bird guards and cowls fitted
Flue Camera Inspections
ICS Certificate, recognised by all leading insurance companies, always issued
Damaged chimney pot/stack replacement
Flue smoke tests

​I have full public liability insurance of £2,000,000 and can provide references upon request.