Wigan and Stockport chimney sweep Mr Soot has gained approved sweep status from a leading government-recognised body.
After undertaking the necessary training, and sitting a series of exams, Mr Soot Chimney Services Ltd is now proud to be a Hetas-Approved Chimney Sweep.
Hetas is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a competent persons scheme for stove/woodburner installers as well as a registration scheme for sweeps who have formally assessed to a certain standard.
David (aka Mr Soot) said: “This latest approval demonstrates our commitment to providing an even higher standard of service to our loyal customers.
“It also comes just 12 months after we became full members of The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps – one of the most respected Chimney sweeping organisations in the UK.
“In the areas we cover, customers are becoming increasingly aware of the need for trained, professional chimney sweeps. Long gone are the days when sweeps simply come in, push a brush up a flue and then leave. For me, and a number of my professional colleagues across the country, it’s also about providing homeowners, tenants and business owners with important advice on how to look after their fire and chimney.
“Hetas is one of the best-known names in the solid fuel industry, and I am proud to be associated with them as a Hetas-Approved Chimney Sweep.”