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Mr Soot Chimney Sweep




Peter Bretherton

Hewitt House, Winstanley Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 7XA



Keeping your stove, woodburner or open fire safe

I’m Peter, a registered and fully-insured Guild chimney sweep serving communities across the area.

As a company, we are full members of The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and we have HETAS-Approved Sweep and OFTEC-registered stove and open fire installer status.

We are also founder members of Burnright, a grass-roots campaign backed by DEFRA aimed at educating consumers on how to save money, stay safer and reduce pollution.

Our services include:

  • Sweeping, servicing and installing multi-fuel stoves, woodburners and open fires
  • Flue Integrity/Pressure Testing/Leakage Testing
  • CCTV Inspections
  • Professional Chemical Tar Treatment
  • Bird nest removal (Sept-Jan only)


Wigan, Leigh, Golborne, St Helens, Newton-le-Willows, Ormskirk, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, Orrell, Winstanley, Standish, Shevington, Coppull, Mawdesley, Croston, Aspull, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Billinge, Garswood, Eccleston, Atherton, Tyldesley, Westhoughton, Liverpool, Sefton, Southport and Formby

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  • Advice
  • Bird Nests Removed
  • Birdguards Supplied / Fitted
  • CCTV Inspections
  • Chimney Testing
  • CO Alarms Supplied
  • Commercial Chimney Sweeping
  • Historic / Thatched Property Approved Sweep


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