Traditional & Power Sweeping
If your chimney is blocked, even partially, there could be a real risk that your chimney catches fire, putting you at risk of suffering from serious, or even fatal, illness by the effects of harmful emissions being released. These emissions are produced by any heating appliances, including open fires and stoves.

Our chimney sweeping services includes:

Sweeping and cleaning of all the following solid fuel and log burning appliances.

  • Multi-Fuel Stoves
  • Open Fires
  • Log Burners
  • Aga Stoves

The fire service recommends that in normal use, chimneys should be swept as follows (unless your insurance company or stove manufacturer declares otherwise):

  • Chimneys with solid fuel appliances: smokeless fuels at least once a year / domestic bituminous coal at least twice a year / woodburning every three months when in use.

  • Chimneys with gas appliances: once a year, plus they should be checked by a Gas Safe technician.

  • Chimneys with oil appliances: once a year, plus they should be checked by an OFTEC technician.

Birds often drop debris into the chimney, and some like to make it their home: sweeping ensures that your chimney flues remain clear, clean and are safe to use, helping to guard against chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. If you think birds are nesting in your chimney, please let us know before we come, as removing a nest is often a bigger job than the sweep itself.

 

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A sweep takes roughly half an hour per chimney, assuming there are no unexpected nests or blockages. We would be grateful if you would prepare enough room for our equipment: the area in front of the fire needs to be clear,  allowing approximately an area of 2 metres (6 feet) squared. 

  • We will place dust sheets over and around the fireplace to protect the room. If soft furnishings or delicate objects are close to the fireplace, we’ll ask you to  move or cover them

  • There is no need to cover all the furniture and surfaces in the room, our methods keep things as clean as possible – but if we are removing a nest, it’s a good idea to cover  nearby electricalequipment

  • We require a  socket to plug in our commercial vacuum cleaner

  • We will then work at the fireplace using brushes, rods and the vacuum to remove soot and other debris from the chimney

  • We will leave the fireplace as clear and clean as we found it – and the chimney safe to use 

Sometimes a chimney can be swept through an external hatch in the chimney breast, but it will still be necessary to have access to the house to ensure that no debris falls into the fireplace and that no soot enters the room during the sweep.

For a no obligation quote get in touch today! Call 01635 813279