Clean chimney


Use tools to extract debris from chimneys by using a vacuum cleaner or brush suitable to remove the products of combustion within the flue.

Alternative labels

cleaning chimney
clean chimneys
wash chimney

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Clean chimney is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Chimney sweep: Chimney sweeps undertake cleaning activities of chimneys for all types of buildings. They remove ash and soot and perform maintenance on a regular basis, following health and safety regulations. Chimney sweeps may perform safety inspections and minor repairs.

Optional skill

Clean chimney is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Chimney sweep supervisor: Chimney sweep supervisors oversee and coordinate the activities of chimney sweeps. They do quality checks and ensure compliance with safety regulations.




  1. Clean chimney – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022