About Us

A Complete Sweep was started to aid the prevention of chimney fires. As a professional fire fighter with over 20 years experience I’ve seen first hand the danger, damage and inconvenience a chimney fire can cause. During 2007 nationally there were nearly 6000 chimney fires. Don’t become part of this statistic!

Your chimney sweep Kevin Dowey is a registered member of the Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS) a benchmark for service, quality & sound technical underpinning knowledge & with many thousands of hours of practical hands on chimney sweeping experience I guarantee that your chimney will be cleaned safely to a high standard with minimal fuss & disturbance.

Since becoming a chimney sweep assessing & mentoring probationary chimney sweeps on behalf of APICS has become another part of my profession.
In my role as a Master Chimney Sweep I assess & mentor chimney sweeps against APICS high standards to ensure that their skills, professionalism & competence meet the quality required to become members of APICS.

I am also registered with HETAS who are the official body recognised by the government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances including the registration of competent chimney sweeps & installers.

It is recommended that chimney sweeping is best carried out by a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep at least once a year.

All HETAS approved chimney sweeps are registered members of only three chimney sweeping trade associations that are recognised to meet their high standards & these are:-
The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS)
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps (GMCS)

Only following comprehensive technical training & assessment through full practical & theoretical exams can a chimney sweep become HETAS approved.

Consumers using a HETAS Approved Sweep :-

Can be confident that a sweep has obtained the necessary training to safely sweep a chimney .

Have the ability to make an informed choice with a large number of sweeps covering areas of the UK.

Chimney Sweeping Frequency

Smokeless Fuels – At least once a year

Coal – At least twice a year

Wood – At least once a year

Gas – Once a year

Oil Fired – Once a year