It was probably noticed that there was no weekly blog from Walden Sweeps during the past two weeks. This was because Claire and I decided to have a spring break in Cyprus and to see if it was any warmer than the weather in the UK. It was certainly a mixed bag, with some sunshine, thunder storms, rain and hail and some warm sunshine, but definitely warmer than the UK! We did however manage one or two swims in the sea every day, with the water similar in warmth to the sea back in the UK in summertime. To warm up after a swim in the sea, we found the Faros restaurant in the Marina at Latchi which had a large wood-burning stove, which was great to defrost in front of. The Faros restaurant was fantastic, with great food and plenty to drink! We would highly recommend it! During the holiday we popped in to the ‘Bio Energy’ stove showroom in Polis and had a really nice chat with the guys who work there, but more about that next week. We flew back to the UK on Wednesday and were back working again on Thursday, doing a number of jobs across Essex for the Bishop of Chelmsford.
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.