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Why do a chimney sweep?

Chimney sweeping is vitally important when using a wood burning or multi-fuel stove. The burning of fuels can leave nasty chemicals and block the chimney lining potentially resulting in a chimney fire or fatal fume release. 

FAQ About Chimney Sweeping

Chimney sweep when to do it?

The frequency of sweeping depends on the fuel used…

SMOKELESS FUEL: AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR
WOOD: QUARTERLY WHEN IN USE
BITUMINOUS COAL: TWICE A YEAR WHEN IN USE
OIL: ONCE A YEAR
GAS: ONCE A YEAR

Why chimney sweep?

There are a number of reasons to keep your chimney swept which we have included in this page but the most important are;

  • Avoid Chimney Fire
  • Unswept Chimneys Can Release Poisionus Gas
  • Chimney Soot Can Fall into fire
  • Chimney Can Block and Become Dangerous
  • Regular maintenance ensures better efficency
Chimney Sweeping Costs

The costs will vary depending on who you hire to complete your chimney sweeping. Our cost is currently £60 including VAT and can be booked online. We also offer a stove service.

Can I Sweep the chimney myself?

To sweep a chimney efficiently you will require special brushes and equipment. We have access to industrial cleaning equipment to ensure your chimney is swept correctly. we therefore recommend you hire a company.

How long does it take?

A sweep usually takes 40 – 60 minutes plus, depending on the type of appliance and deposits removed.

Does it make mess?

Generally, no, and you will not notice we’ve visited, we leave your fireplace cleaner than when we arrived. There are the rare occasions whereby we may encounter excessive soot build up within the chimney, poorly installed appliances or stubborn bird nest build ups. Although we will always provide temporary protection to the immeadiate area.

What happens to the soot?

After we’ve swept your appliance we then carefully and safely bag the soot up into black plastic waste sacks.

Are we insured?

Yes, we have full liability insurance, including employee liability insurance to cover any incident.

Who was the chimney sweep in mary poppins?

Yes random but It does get asked an awful lot! The answer is Dik Van Dyke and what a good film it was too!.

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