It is recommended by the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and the Fire Service that you get your open fire, gas or multifuel stove's chimney swept at least once a year. If you have just moved in to a new house you should call a chimney sweep before you use the fire.
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 our frequently asked questions
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
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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 chimmey was least swept; be safe and call an experienced sweep straight away.
It doesn't matter if you have a woodburner, multifuel stove, an AGA, gas or open fire or have a flue rather than a chimney, it still needs to be regularly swept. More about our chimney sweeping services.