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Not All Chimney Sweeps Are The Same!

It is true – not all Chimney Sweeps are the same.

Some are Certified in Canada – having either the WETT Certified Chimney Sweep or WETT Certified Advanced Chimney Sweep credentials.

Some also have their American credential – the Certified Chimney Sweep with CSIA/NCSG.

Some have nothing at all!!

Some are insured – others not.

Some have advanced tools such as chimney cameras and power sweeping tools – others not so.

Who do you pick!?  Well first of all, if in Canada check the WETT credential – a WETT Certified Chimney Sweep is the basic starting point – a WETT …

How Chimney Sweeping Has Evolved

Chimney Sweeping; something that some think has perhaps become extinct.  However, no, it is still alive and well and evolving.

Perhaps the most predominant area for active Chimney Sweeps is in Europe, where Sweeps are held in high regard, invited to weddings as good luck and even hold an annual festival and parade in Italy.

But there are Chimney Sweep in Canada and America as well and working hard.  The good sweeps; in fact all of them who are reputable in Canada belong to at minimum their Professional Association called WETT.  Why?  Well, it is the only one in …

Don’t Wait For A Chimney Sweep

Sitting by the wood stove and enjoying the crackling fire with the wind howling outside may be the last thing on your mind.  But in the Midland and Penetanguishene area it is going to arrive, it always does.  It is important to ensure your wood stove and chimney are in good condition, working properly and cleaned/inspected before you light it up and settle in for the winter.  Now I know there are some in the Midland and Penetanguishene area who may scoff at the idea; however there is ample evidence that a Chimney Sweep at least once a …

WETT Inspections in Midland and Penetanguishene

Announcing the move of a WETT Certified Comprehensive Inspector to the Midland and Penetanguishene area.  The Comprehensive Inspector is the highest level offered by WETT and ensures the Inspector is also either a Chimney Sweep or Technician.  To perform inspections on wood stoves and fireplaces properly really does require that hands on level of knowledge.

RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections moved to the Penetanguishene and Midland area in 2016 and is serving North Simcoe and Muskoka including Barrie, Bluewater, Christian Island, Coldwater,Deer Island, Egbert, Elmvale, Fesserton, Hillsdale, Honey Harbour, Innisfil, Lafontaine, Mactier, Midland, Moonstone, Muskoka, Muskoka Lakes, Oro-Medonte, Orr …

Chimney Fires Can Be Prevented

WETT Certified Chimney Sweep

Chimney Fires happen frequently across North America, causing millions of dollars in damage to property, injury and death.  But do they need to occur and can they be prevented?   Well lets look at the fuel the chimney fire uses, which is creosote.  Creosote is a by-product of poorly burned wood for the most part, why do I say poorly burned?  Well, many certified stoves, if used properly, will generate very little creosote.  Having said that it only takes a couple of millimeters of coating on chimney to cause a chimney fire.

A Fire in Your Chimney

RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections Moves To Penetanguishene

RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections, a WETT Certified Advanced Chimney Sweep  has moved to the Midland and Penetanguishene area and is providing cleaning, maintenance and repair of your woodstove, fireplace and chimney.

It is important to maintain your chimney and fireplace, and having it done right is critical.  That is whyI have taken the time to not only have the necessary field experience, which frankly anybody can do, but also taking the necessary courses from WETT and other Chimney Sweep associations to allow advancement of skills and knowledge.  This education and formal learning is what separates a Certified