01364 653 269 / 07842 195 569 
j.a.readjr@gmail.com 

John Read Chimney Sweep offers a full professional chimney sweeping service.  

John’s services cover the following main service areas: 
 

CHIMNEY SWEEPING 

On arrival at your premises John will check to make sure that the fire place is cool enough to work on. If so he’ll clear an area around the fire place for his equipment. To prevent soot entering the room the fire place is blocked off with foam blocks. Then the sweeping process starts. As the brush progresses up the chimney, soot that is stuck to the side of the chimney comes loose and drops into the fire place. The brush is then withdrawn from the chimney and the foam block removed. The soot from the fire place is then vacuumed up and disposed of in your land fill waste bin. 

OPEN FIRE 

The same service as a chimney sweep service, but additionally the grate and fire bricks will be removed from the fire place before sweeping. 

FLUE SWEEPING 

On arrival at your premises John will check to make sure that the stove or range has cooled down sufficiently for him to work on. If it is he’ll clear an area around the stove/range for his equipment. Fire bricks and grates are removed from the inside of the stove. The throat plate to the stove has to be removed. Then brushes are pushed up the flue to clean it, any soot or debris drops down into the stove or range. The fire grate of the stove or range is vacuumed clean and all the fire brick and grates placed back into the range or stove. 

WOOD BURNING STOVE 

The service of a wood burning stove is similar to a flue sweep as described above. 

COOKING RANGES: AGA/RAY BURN 

The process for servicing a Cooking range is the same as for a flue sweep. 

CRE-AWAY – CREOSOTE/TAR BUILD UP REMOVAL FROM CHIMNEYS 

Cre-Away is a four component powder that safely and effectively modifies glazed or third-degree creosote so that it can be more easily removed by chimney sweeping … 

BIRD NEST & OBSTRUCTION REMOVAL 

If a bird nest is found to be blocking your chimney while John is sweeping it he’ll use a range of specialist attachments that replace the brush at the end of the rods to snag and breakup the bird’s nest. Once the bird’s nest is clear he can continue the chimney brushing process. 

SMOKE DRAW TEST 

After sweeping the chimney a cake of smoke producing material is set alight to in the fire place, range or stove. If the chimney is working correctly a plume of smoke will be visible coming out of the chimney pot. 

CHIMNEY COWL FITTING 

John can replace damaged and corroded chimney cowls using all the correct safety ladders and fall arrest equipment. John provides a clean and prompt service, is fully insured and can supply insurance certificates for all work undertaken. He will also inspect your appliances for the potential of any future safety issues or problems. 
 
John Read also offers an on-going support and reminder service so you shouldn’t miss your next routine sweep. 

    WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY 

Our chimney presented John with the challenge of many years of accumulated soot and tar. His treatment and sweeping has been through and comprehensive with the satisfactory removal of many kilos of debris. All conducted with efficiency and good humour. 

Get in touch 

Ready to get your chimney swept, or take avantage of the many other services John offers? Get in touch today using the contact details below, or fill in the form opposite and we'll be in touch. 
01364 653269 / 07842 195569 
j.a.readjr@gmail.com 
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