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I am very pleased to finally be able to announce that as part of our commitment to provide you with “Quality & Service You Can Trust” Ellis Sweeps has been endorsed by APICS, The Solid Fuel Association & HETAS. We have always sought to provide a professional chimney sweep service and are very proud to announce these achievements as we seek to continuously improve.

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As a full member of APICS (The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps), not only have I undergone professional training and mentoring, I have also had to pass their rigorous practical and theory testing and assessment process – demonstrating adherence to their code of practice.

Solid Fuel Association
The Solid Fuel Association is the official body representing the solid SFA Approved Sweepfuel industry in the UK. They recommend thatpeople employ the services of qualified professionals and recognise members of APICS as SFA Approved Chimney Sweeps.

As part of becoming registered as a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep I have been trained on the safe installation & HETAS Approved Sweepcommissioning of dry appliances. They advise that consumers using a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep can be confident that a sweep has received the necessary training to safely sweep the chimney.


“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better” – Pat Riley


Taking Care of Our Customers

Adding Value (3)At Ellis sweeps we mean it when we say,

“Our business is your satisfaction, safety and peace of mind”

We want you, our customers, to be completely satisfied with the service you receive from us.  We want you to know that your appliance has been swept in accordance with industry standards and is safe to use.  We want you to rest assured, knowing we have taken great care in meeting your chimney sweeping needs.


  • That is why we take the time to use protective covers and runners, protecting your home and its contents.added value
  • It is why we will seal your appliance and use an industrial vacuum fitted with a HEPA filtration system, reducing the risk of soot entering your room.
  • It is why we are licensed waste carriers and will remove all soot and debris from your home, or business, disposing of it in compliance with environmental protection and waste regulations.
  • It is why we will issue you with a certificate after each sweep and will advise you if any further action may be required.
  • It is why we will also remind you when your next sweep is due, taking the hassle and worry away from you.

Not all sweeps offer all the above services.  At Ellis Sweeps, we are committed to ensuring you receive a full, professional chimney sweeping service.

Thank You

Well, it’s been a great first week in August. I’ve been driving around the beautiful Devon countryside, dealing with a variety of differing appliances and meeting some wonderful people.

To all of George’s existing customers who have chosen to bring your business to us, thank you. To all of our new customers, thank you. We are privileged to be of service to you all.

I will be publishing more news and articles of interest periodically, so please keep checking back. In the meantime, please feel free to look around. If you haven’t read it already, I would particularly like to draw your attention to the article entitled, “The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)”.

Bye for now,


The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Carbon Monoxide is completely odourless and colourless, making it invisible and very difficult to detect without specialist equipment. As a result Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning presents a real and very dangerous risk in any home with a gas fire or boiler.