ABOUT POTTS CHIMNEY SWEEPING
Who We Are
Potts Chimney Sweeping is one of the longest running chimney sweeps in the Wellington and Taunton area. It was established in 1982 when Bill Potts and Dave Mitchell established their chimney sweep partnership, Mitchell and Potts. When Dave sadly died this left Bill as the only sweep who then trained his son Shane the family trade. Sadly Bill passed away too in 1992, leaving his son Shane to take on the family business. Shane kept up the sweeping business for over 20 years. However, he found a passion for the plumbing trade alongside chimney sweeping. In 2017 Shane decided he no longer had the time to carry on chimney sweeping alongside his plumbing business. He therefore decided to pass on his vast knowledge and experience that he built up over his decades in the trade to long term family friend, Dan. Dan now carries out all the chimney sweeping allowing Shane to concentrate on his plumbing business, alongside the odd woodburner installation! Dan aims to deliver the same high levels of service that their long standing customers have been provided over the decades as well as aiming to improve his own knowledge and skills where possible. This includes using the latest chimney sweeping equipment such as power sweeping, alongside the more traditional methods of sweeping where appropriate.
POTTS CHIMNEY SWEEPING SERVICES
Sweeping chimneys in Wellington and Taunton since 1982
Using either the latest power sweeping equipment for modern liners, or traditional brush and rods for older masonry chimneys
We can carry out small repairs on site such as replacing your woodburners rope seals or fire bricks
We can fit bird guards to your chimney pot to prevent birds from nesting in your chimney
If there is a problem with your chimney then we have CCTV equipment that allows us to see up your chimney to diagnose the issue
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY CHIMNEY SWEPT?
Nine times out of ten we would recommend that our customers have their chimney swept annually. This applies to both stainless steel flexible liners and traditional masonry chimneys. Occasionally, depending on burning habbits and amount of use this may vary, sometimes more frequently, sometimes less. However, if in doubt, annually is normally best, especially as some insurance providers require evidence of regular maintenance.