We are fully booked for Chimney and Fireplace/Stove cleaning until 1st February 2018.
Please book early for 2018 to avoid dissapointment.
Why is Chimney Cleaning Important?
Every time you light a fire soot and a tarry substance called creosote are deposited on the inside of your chimney. Over time this builds up on the inside of the flue reducing the draw of the fire making it far less effective at removing smoke and dangerous gases from your fireplace. This can only be safely removed with a combination of specialised vacuum cleaners and the traditional Chimney Sweeps brushes.
Maintaining a clean chimney:-
- Protects Your Health The gases from solid fuel and gas fires can be very damaging or even fatal to your health. Long before you have smoke visibly ‘blowing back’ from the fireplace into your home invisible gases can build up leading to health problems and damage to decor.
- Dramatically Reduce the chance of chimney fires Having your chimney swept regularly makes sure it is free of soot and other debris (birds nests etc). Even a small chimney fire can cause serious structural damage to your home and in the worst cases can result in the loss of your home and even your life.
- Avoids Soot and Smoke Damage A soot fall from a dirty chimney can damage carpets and furnishings beyond repair. At best it’s inconvenient and very difficult to clean properly.Smoke blowing back into your home results in smoke residue on walls, ceiling, furniture etc making a room look dirty and leaving an unpleasant smell.
How Often Should My Chimney Be Cleaned?
The National Safety Council recommends that chimneys be cleaned at least once a year or more depending on use.
As a general rule of thumb if you use your fireplace occasionally then once a year is enough. For regular fireplace users the chimney should be swept more regularly especially if burning wood or bituminous coal and we recommend one a quarter during regular use. For most of our customers this would be in the Summer/Autumn before fires are being lit regularly and again mid way through the winter.
How Long Does it Take
The average chimney can be cleaned in about 45 minutes. This can vary depending on the amount of buildup in the chimney and how recently it has been cleaned. We pride ourselves on doing the most professional job possible on your chimney and will ensure it is in pristine condition before we leave.
Does it make a mess
While our experienced and trained chimney sweeps do everything possible to ensure there is no mess, occasionally it is unavoidable, especially with a chimney that has a large soot buildup through lack of maintenance. If you are moving to a new property or have a chimney that hasn’t been cleaned fro a number of years, we strongly recommend that the room is cleared of furnishings that could be damaged from a soot fall. We will cover flooring and any other furnishings to reduce the possibility of damage as much as possible.
How much does it cost
Costs vary depending on the type and size of chimney you have, how long it takes to properly clean etc. Call us to discuss your requirements and we will be delighted to give you a price.
How Quickly Can You Clean My Chimney
Usually we can book you in within a few days but it depends on the time of year. Autumn and Winter can be very busy as people often forget until they start using their fireplaces again. Click on the coupon below to save 10% on your next chimney cleaning and we will send you a regular reminder to ensure your chimney is always in top condition.
I have a Stove, Does My Flue or Chimney Still Need Cleaning?
Stove flues and chimneys are still prone to soot and creosote buildup and should also be cleaned on a regular basis.