It is recommended by the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and the Fire Service that you get your solid fuel open fire, oil /gas fire, or multifuel stove's chimney / flue swept at least once a year. If you have just moved in to a new house you should arrange a chimney sweep before you use the fire.
How often should you sweep your chimney? Read our simple guide.
Whether you burn oil, gas, wood, coal or biomass, your chimney needs regular cleaning in order to burn efficiently and economically. It is crucial to avoid the build up of soot and creosote that can cause a dangerous and costly chimney fire.
Make sure that you are burning seasoned wood, that has dried out for a minimum of 1 year and note that different types of trees take even longer to dry out. For more information check out the frequently asked questions on our sister site GTD Installations Ltd
From chimney capping to jackdaw removal to open fire installations. Take a look at the varied work we have completed in the last few years
It is important to get your chimney swept at least once a year if you regularly use your fire, and more often if you are a heavy user. If you are unsure when the chimney was least swept; be safe and call an experienced sweep straight away. We have been sweeping chimneys since 1991 and will supply you with a certficate of sweeping along with your receipt.
It doesn't matter if you have a woodburner, multifuel stove, an AGA range, oil, gas or open fire or have a twin-wall flue rather than a chimney, it still needs to be regularly swept. More about our chimney sweep services
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Its starting to get cold now and soon will be too wet or icy to get on your roof to fit cowls or bird guards, and consequently more expensive so book us in soon if you need one. If you didn't get your chimney swept in Summer, then now is a good time to book in so that you are ready to light the fire when it gets cold.
Its a busy time for sweeping now, don't panic however, you can book online for this year and also for next Summer so that you can avoid the rush next Winter. Its also an expensive time of year if you are thinking of installing a logburner, wait until the new year if you can!
Spring is coming and we're starting
to see more of the sun.
You will have been using your fire for a while now so it's a good time to get your chimney swept so you can be sure that any soot is not getting damp and corroding the inside of your flue.
The birds will be looking around for new nesting places so if you want to avoid a blocked chimney, it's time to have a cowl fitted. If the winter storms have dislodged your chimney pot or tiles, we can come and fix them for you.
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Its now nesting time, so keep an eye on your chimney if you do not have a birdguard fitted as our fluffy friends like to build their homes in them. Its also time to get your chimney and roof checked out incase they need any maintenance or repairs.
We are all stuck inside at the moment
and maybe going a little stir-crazy.
If you have been using your fire
more than normal it may be time to get your chimney swept. Obviously we want to stay safe also, so keep an eye on your fire and if it seems to be burning less brightly than normal (even with the air holes fully open) or is noticably smokey, then stop using your fire or woodburner until you are able to get it swept. If this means you have no heating and cannot wait until the quarantine is over, we will happily come visit and maintain social distancing whilst we work.
The birds will be looking around for new nesting places so if you have been advised to have a cowl fitted this Spring, give us a call to organise before nesting season starts and your chimney gets blocked again.