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Jason Ross

22 October, 2019
    Jason Ross

    “And what do you do?”
    “I’m a chimney sweep.”

    “The reactions can be interesting, from amusement to sympathy. But what people don’t often realise is that chimney sweeping is probably one of the best jobs in the world!

    “I have been sweeping for 7 years and have found it to be a very good way of life. Not only do we regularly enjoy the satisfaction of inspecting a flue that we just swept and see that it is looking spic and span, but much more besides.

    “I get to travel throughout my region (stopping of for a bit of fly fishing – on the fly), meet interesting people, some of whom become friends and are given access to some very fancy homes and castles, where we usually wouldn’t be able to set foot over the door.

    “What I like most about sweeping is the lifestyle. I have come to be at ease with the quiet period and enjoy a relaxed summer. The rest of the year is busy, but I can fill the diary to suit myself.

    “The income is good – although it takes time to build up the business – and it will be more difficult in some areas than others.

    “In the past year there have been two changes to my business. Firstly, Alasdair has come to work with me. He has a share in and runs a second branch of Fire Work. We have also begun more surveying work; I did the chimney survey course a few years ago, but only now feel confident to begin this type of work.

    “A chimney sweeping business can be moulded to suit you. It does take a lot of time, cost and effort to build it up, but in my case, and for lots of other Guild members, the hard slog at the beginning has paid off.”


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      Jason Ross

      “And what do you do?” “I’m a chimney sweep.” “The reactions can be interesting, from amusement to sympathy. But what people don’t often realise is that chimney sweeping is probably one of the best jobs in the world! “I have been sweeping for 7 years and have found it to be a very good way […]

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