I have been sweeping chimneys as a fully qualified sweep since February 2011, in which time I have gained a very healthy reputation both commercially and domestically. A diary full of repeat business is testament to this…the Mucky Duck is in demand!
I started life in business fresh out of college at 16, deciding the academic life wasn't for me. I quickly got involved in the family business, namely The Black Swan Shoppe which many of you will know based on Baxtergate, Whitby.
With this business doing well and hungry for something new, I established Mucky Duck Chimney Sweeping. Recognising the need for an original approach, I entered the world of the chimney sweep with fresh eyes and enthusiasm. I set out to offer a good mix of the traditional and more modern aspects of the trade, and working alongside large companies such as OCS and Lovell Maintenance, I have gained a wealth of experience in a relatively short space of time.
As with most things these days, there are new technologies and the trade is fast progressing. That’s not to say the old ways don't work anymore, so the choice is yours. Although before you ask, Health and Safety won’t allow the use of children anymore!
My many years of working hard have taught me what is required to run a successful and rewarding business. Good customer service and fair pricing are always top of the agenda! Friendly, honest and helpful are also high on the list, and if all else fails a cheeky grin can go a long way!