The only female NACS Chimney Sweep in Shropshire and surrounding areas

Hi, I’m Rachael, a professional fully insured accredited member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps, based near Ludlow in the beautiful Shropshire Hills.


I love the warm cosy feel an open fire or woodburner brings to a home, a place to make memories and spend the long dark winter nights in front of. I believe it is important to care for your chimney and fireplace to keep you safe and warm and enjoy giving all my customers advice to get the most out of their appliance.


After 25 years as a dog groomer I decided to change careers and with a love of fire, cleaning and meeting new people, I knew that it was the career for me.

I am passionate about the environment and make sure that I minimise the environmental impact of my work by using bio-degradable gloves, bags and tape where possible, and educating home owners on the most environmentally friendly fuels to burn.


I am friendly, reliable and thorough and will leave your house as clean and tidy as when I arrived, don’t expect a super-speedy job as I like to ensure that your home will be safe and that you can ask all the questions you want. I look forward to meeting you…

COVID-19 Statement

The Chimney Lady is following government and industry guidelines to ensure all working practices are Covid-19 safe for our customers. If any member of your household is symptomatic with Covid-19 prior to our visit, please inform us so that we can rearrange at the end of your self-isolation period. We hope to make our visit as safe and possible so please let us know if you have any concerns in advance

We will ensure the following steps are taken with every sweep:

  • A face mask will be worn for the duration of the sweep and at all times whilst inside

  • Clean bio-degradable gloves will be used for every sweep

  • Clean disinfected overshoes will also be used for each sweep

  • Clean sheets are used for every visit

  • All equipment is sanitised and disinfected at the end of every day

Please observe the 2m rule when we are at your home and open a window where possible prior to our visit.

We can accept a BACS payment prior to arrival or you can pay by card and we will disinfect our card machine between every use.


national association of chimney

A member of The National Association of Chimney Sweeps



NACS Member:

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, promoting high standards for sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys. With over 700 members, the NACS is recommended by all major fuel organisations, including the Solid Fuel Association, HETAS and OFTEC.

Federation of British Chimney Sweeps:

To raise standards for the industry to work with Government and trade bodies on all chimney safety and environmental issues.

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Reassuring and Professional

I was worried as I had moved into a new house and wasn’t sure if the chimney was safe but Rachael put my mind at rest following a CCTV Inspection and power sweep. She also explained the importance of burning dry wood and I’m looking forward to the long winter nights in front of the woodburner. Very reassuring and professional

Nicola M