When should I sweep my chimney?
Professionally Trained Chimney Sweeps
It is important to employ a qualified professionally trained sweep, such as a member of a recognised organisation as listed below. Their members provide coverage for most of the UK and are fully insured.
Many are also skilled to carry out appliance servicing and fitting chimney cowls etc. Some sweeps are registered with HETAS Ltd to undertake additional work such as fitting new heating appliances and chimney liners.
The SFA recommends you only employ the services of a qualified professional chimney sweep trained to carry out work to the highest standard. There are three main chimney sweeping bodies in the UK details of which can be found on the following websites together with details of their members in your area. Members of NACS and APICS are recognised as SFA Approved Chimney Sweeps.
Members of NACS, APICS and GUILD OF MASTER CHIMNEY SWEEPS are recognised as SFA Approved Chimney Sweeps
National Association of Chimney Sweeps
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys.
Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps
Guild of Master Sweeps
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was established to improve standards within the industry by introducing professional training and assessment for sweeps.