About Us

About Us

T.Reid Chimney Services {T.R.C.S} is a family business based in Kilmarnock, this year being our 54th in the trade, which makes us the longest-serving sweeps in Ayrshire at the moment.

My father the late Mr Tommy Reid founded T.R.C.S back in 1965. He had learned the trade whilst working for Kilmarnock & Loudon borough council, his final year spent under their resident master chimney sweep. When they stopped providing the free sweep service as part of their tenancy agreement in 1965, a niche presented itself which he grew to give our family a modest living for the next 46 years.

Since 2012, I Tom Reid have taken over as skipper of the ship and have been steering it firmly into the 21st century ever since. I have under gone full (City & Guilds accredited) training in advanced fault finding and modern power sweeping methods, built and run the web site, made this Facebook page, added new efficient equipment, CCTV camera inspections and increased our working area range.

Services Available

The services we offer include:

  • Chimney Power Sweeping.
  • The supply and fitting (or removal) of chimney pots, anti-bird nest cages, china hats, gas caps and all other chimney coverings.
  • Birds Nest Removal.
  • Chimney stack, cleaning, cementing, pointing and painting.
  • CCTV chimney inspections.
  • We can also fit bird Anti Roosting spikes.
  • Gutter Cleaning.
  • Requests for “other” jobs are also considered and often undertaken,  so please feel free to ask if we can meet your requirements but please do not expect us to be a builder or roofer because we don’t do cheapskate versions of other trades work.

I am always happy to offer free estimates for jobs and give advice but there is lots of useful information for customers here on site in ‘ Our Articles’ (see top menu) so you should always check there first. This page is where I also regularly try to share some knowledge of all things related to the trade and announce any news or updates.


You will also find it useful and should read our “terms and conditions” which includes customer preparation for the sweeps visit. This information can be found under
“important information”

Contact Us

Customers only, please feel free to call our mobile 07981596201 (text SMS messages are fine too) anytime it ‘soots’ you.
Or you can use our landline number 01563 526648 but preferably between 6 pm and 10 pm as we work during the daytime.
If no one is available to take your call you can leave a message on the answering machine and I will contact you as soon as possible.
Alternatively,  you can also use our ‘Contact Us’ page on this site to communicate by email or you can leave us a Facebook message.

PLEASE NOTE: Data miners, cold callers, and other nuisances please DO NOT use our numbers or contact page for cold calling/spamming.  Regardless of what you think we may want to buy!!! We want you to know in advance We are fully competent to source our own materials and services, thank you. 

Our numbers & contact page are strictly for taking job orders and inquiries