The National Fire Protection Association recommends having heating stoves and fire places inspected every year for any damage or problems, regardless of frequency of use, said Chris Winslow, owner of Eugene's Ye Old Town Sweep and president of the Oregon Chimney Sweeps
He said: "People simply love a roaring fire - and they will always need chimney sweeps
to get one.
and weavers come under the microscope this week as presenter Hywel James looks at how the lives of those working in these traditional jobs have changed over generations.
If only, chimney sweeps
lament, people would think of that in July.
Americans don't face this situation, but back in 1973, when the Arab oil embargo dramatically increased the use of wood to supplement home heating, the need for the skills and services of chimney sweeps
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps
have earned the chimney and venting industry's most respected credential by passing an intensive examination based on fire codes, clearances and standards for the construction and maintenance of chimney and venting systems.
Mr Rees' body was found at his home in Maesteg Road, Llangynwyd, Bridgend, the day after he had paid for the chimney to be cleaned by Phillip Keith Jones, of Porthcawl Chimney Sweeps
For details of competent sweeps contact the National Association of Chimney Sweeps
on freephone 0800 833464 or www.
They are based on jobs which would have been common in Nuneaton during the 19th century, featuring chimney sweeps
, miners, servants and ribbon weavers.
Malcolm Chaffer isn't merely a chimney sweep
, he's a chimney technician, a senior member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps
A northumberland woman could be evicted from her home in a row about chimney sweeps
Britain's first school for chimney sweeps
is to be officially launched in Staffordshire - complete with fireplaces for trainees to practice on.