We sweep using a traditional rod and brush, then remove the soot with a high-power industrial vacuum cleaner. This combination of methods gives you a clean, safe chimney and stops the soot escaping and making a mess in the room. The job takes about an hour, and we leave the house as clean and tidy as we found it.
How often your chimney needs sweeping depends on what fuel you burn. We recommend the following:
- Coal – Twice a year
- Wood – Three / four times a year
- Smokeless fuel – Once a year
- Gas – Once a year (If designed for chimney sweeping)
- Oil – Once a year
Because clean and well-maintained chimneys don’t catch fire, you may find your home insurance won’t cover you for a chimney fire if you have not had the chimney swept within a specified time frame – check the small print to make sure what’s required. For the same reason, it’s also becoming increasingly common for fire brigades to charge if they are called out to a chimney fire.
To speak to one of the team about chimney work or to book a sweep’s visit, call us on 01260 279640 or contact us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.