I had an extra pair of hands for a day this week, when my youngest daughter Katie had to do work experience. Apparently, it is now part of the national curriculum that in year 10 all school children have to do a day’s work experience. Katie naturally wanted to spend a day with her dad getting a bit sooty! And who can blame her! All joking aside Katie did very well, she worked hard all day and I never heard one moan or word of complaint. Katie worked hard all day, helping to fetch and carry the equipment, and she was excellent when talking with the customers who all seemed to take to her. At the end of the day Katie said she had enjoyed her time chimney sweeping, but that she thought it was not a career option she wished to pursue!
My name is Paddy McKeown, I am a retired police officer (Detective Sergeant – Metropolitan Police), turned chimney sweep. I have completed training with ‘The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps’, and Rod Tech UK (Power Sweeping).
I have built up a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, and have invested in a range of sweeping equipment including CCTV equipment to examine and record the interior condition of flues/chimneys and so can diagnose and advise on all sorts of chimney problems and carry out minor repairs if necessary.
I sweep cleanly and efficiently all open fire places, as well as wood-burning stoves, Aga’s, Rayburn’s Alpha’s, Parkray’s, Baxi’s, inglenooks and biomass boilers.
Put simply, I offer an inclusive sweeping package that will guarantee your safety whilst you get the best out of your appliance or open fire.