Chimney Sweep Services in Hertfordshire, Essex and London

SweepSmart is a fully independent chimney sweeping company that began life in 2013. Since then, we’ve grown to cover a significant area in and around Hertfordshire, Essex and London

Our office is located in Welwyn Garden City, but we have professional Guild sweeps perfectly positioned to cover a large area; our customer base stretches from the city centre to the outskirts of Hertfordshire and Essex. It’s why you’ll find us chimney sweeping in Hackney one day and removing birds’ nests in Knebworth the next.

Our founder, Paul, became a member of the Guild of Master Sweeps in 2014 and in 2015 we passed the rigorous assessment required to become a Which? Trusted Trader. This means you’re in very safe hands indeed.

We can offer a huge range of services, from chimney sweeping to smoke tests, stove installations, nest removal and biomass sweeping. We know London, Essex and Hertfordshire like the backs of our hands, and that means we’re never far from your doorstep if you need our services.

Hire SweepSmart and you’ll gain access to a team whose work comes highly recommended by countless past clients. We’ll give you complete peace of mind and deliver a service which is friendly, professional and ultimately safe.

If you are unsure if we cover where you live, just ask. If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. If you are just outside our covered area, we may be nearby at times or we could recommend a fellow Guild sweep that does cover your area.

Hertfordshire Chimney Sweep


There’s plenty of history to be found in Hertfordshire. For example, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead were the first designated ‘New Towns’ that provided abodes for displaced Londoners after the Blitz in 1940 and 1941.

It’s impossible to talk about Hertfordshire without mentioning Hatfield House and Knebworth House. We’ve had the privilege of working in Hatfield House, we’ve yet to sweep the wonderful Knebworth House, but we keep politely bothering them. Hopefully, they’ll ask us to do so one day.

Deep within the county, you’ll also find Borehamwood which is home to Elstree Studios and the unlikely birthplace of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman and many other huge Hollywood blockbusters.

We’re particularly busy in St. Albans, which is one of the larger market towns in Hertfordshire and has a high density of working chimneys. It was also the third-largest city in Roman Britain and a wonderful place in which to undertake our work. Like many, we sometimes take the opportunity to have a spot of lunch in the beautiful Verulamium Park whenever possible.


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Chimney Sweeping and Maintenance in Hertfordshire Area

We know Hertfordshire very well – not just because we undertake a lot of our work there, but because one of our sweeps, Andy, lives in Stevenage.

SweepSmart covers the entirety of Hertfordshire. The team frequently visits the surrounding villages such as Aston, Benington, Datchworth, Kimpton, Knebworth and Walkern.

One of the best things about working in Hertfordshire is the opportunity to sweep the chimneys in the area’s fantastic old pubs. You’ll even find the oldest pub in England here, known proudly as ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ in St. Albans. There’s so much history in these buildings, and sweeping their chimneys is a real privilege.

There’s plenty of variety when it comes to chimneys in Hertfordshire. For instance, Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City were the first Garden Cities and were massively developed during the 20th century. As a result, their younger chimneys offer a big contrast to the timber-framed medieval and Tudor buildings you’re likely to find in areas like Hatfield, Hertford and Codicote.

It’s such a joy to work in the historic market towns that adorn Hertfordshire. Take Hertford, for instance; with 350 listed buildings, ten bridges, five gates and the stunning Hertford Castle, it’s not a bad office, in our book.


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Arrange an appointment

Contact us now to arrange an appointment or if you simply have a question or need some advice about any of our services – contact us here and we’ll see how we can help you.

Chimney Sweeping

Pressure Tests

CCTV Chimney Inspections

Chimney & Flue Lining

Stove Installation

Bird Nest & Pest Removal

Biomass & Commercial Sweeping

Pots & Cowls Fitted