Why do I need my Chimney Swept?
Chimneys need to allow free passage of dangerous combustion gasses. Regular cleaning will remove soot and creosote, helping prevent dangerous chimney fires. Cleaning will increase the efficiency of some appliances. Bird nests, cobwebs and other blockages will be removed.
What should I do to prepare for the sweep’s visit?
Normally we will need a clear passage to the chimney and adequate space to work in. We suggest you clear any ornaments from the hearth. We ask that you do not use your appliance for 24hrs prior to the sweeps arrival. Please clear the grate of any fuel, ash or rubbish etc before the sweep arrives.
Is sweeping the chimney a messy job?
Sweeping is performed in a clean and efficient manner using the traditional brush or power sweep method. Our courteous staff use dust covers and an industrial filtered vacuum to protect the contents of your home.
We treat your home with respect as if it were our own leaving you with a clean chimney and a clean home.
Why do I need my chimney swept before it is closed off?
If a chimney is closed off it may become damp. If there is soot in your chimney then this soot can turn into a black acidic slurry that in an old chimney can soak into the internal walls causing severe problems. If the damp gets bad then it can penetrate through the wall into the room where it will cause unpleasant stains on the walls.
How often does my chimney need sweeping?
Frequency will depend on a number of factors which include the type of fuel used, appliance, duration of use, moisture content of wood fuel, and the type of chimney you have. Our Chimney Sweep will be able to advise on the sweeping frequency during the appointment. The sweeping frequencies below are for guidance purposes only:
Smokeless fuel: At least once a year
Wood: Quarterly when in use
Bituminous coal: Quarterly when in use
Oil: Once a year
Gas: Once a year
How do you check if you have fully removed a nest?
To check we have fully removed a nest we use chimney inspection cameras to give you peace of mind ensuring your chimney is safe to use.
How much does it cost?
For our chimney sweep cost please use the tab above Chimney Sweeping.
Question still not answered?
Please feel free to call James on 07837103858. Alternatively send us a question using the contact page or email email@example.com