Before we carry out the work, your room is covered up well using clean dust sheets and the fireplace is sealed also. We then use a specialist vacuum to ensure no dust can escape into the room.

Chimney sweeping is a very clean job these days, so no need to worry about any mess that it may cause. We have public liability insurance and are covered up to 2 million pounds.

Having your chimney swept regularly is important. The reason for sweeping the flue/chimney is to remove the soot deposits that build up when the burning of carbon based fuels occur.
By sweeping the flue/chimney we ensure there is a clear and safe passage for the exit of combustion products caused by the burning process. This lessens the chance of a chimney catching fire. The most common cause of chimney fires is infrequent sweeping. In order for your appliance to draw efficiently it is essential that you do not allow soot or ash to build up where it can block the flow of smoke and other products of combustion such as carbon monoxide.
It is now recommended that a carbon monoxide alarm should be fitted in each room that has an appliance as all fuels contain carbon – including oil, gas, wood, charcoal, coal and smokeless fuel.

Guidelines from the Solid Fuel Association and The National Association of Chimney Sweeps state that chimneys should be swept according to the type of fuel used:
-Smokeless fuels; at least once a year
-Bituminous coal; at least twice a year
-Wood; quarterly when in use
-Oil; once a year
-Gas; once a year
Sweeping will also ensure the removal of obstructions that may have built up inside the flue such as Nests, Cobwebs,Loose Lining (old brickwork/Lime mortar). All of which could prevent the chimney from drawing properly.We are always willing to help and advise you on the safe use of your appliance if you are unsure.

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Why not ask us about bird guards / cowls. Jackdaws are the most common type of bird that likes to nest in chimneys.
This can cause the flue to become blocked, creating dangerous fumes and stopping the fire from drawing properly.
Even once cleared, its a well known fact that jackdaws tend to come back to the same nesting spot year after year. Unless a suitable cowl is fitted, it is likely that the same thing will happen again.

Every visit we make when sweeping a chimney, we always check to make sure the customer has the correct type of cowl / terminal fitted to suit their particular fire. We find that sometimes people may have an unsuitable terminal on their chimney without actually realising.

National Approved Chimney Sweeps (NACS)

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps formed in 1982 as a professional trade association with a current membership of over 400 members. NACS promotes high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys.

It is an active member of the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps (ESCHFOE). It is the national trade association in the UK to represent Chimney Sweeps and is exclusively recommended by all major fuel organisations – Solid Fuel Association, HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing & Approval Scheme), British Gas, OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association), National Fireplace Association.