It is recommended by the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps , HETAS 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 for the first time. 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, seen here in the photos, that can cause a dangerous and costly chimney fire and lethal carbon monoxide poisoning.
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
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 regular 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. HETAS certificates are also offered.
It doesn't matter if you have a woodburner, multifuel stove, a kitchen range, oil, gas or open fire or have a twin-wall flue rather than a chimney, it still needs to be regularly swept.
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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's really cold now and you are probably using your fire or stove daily to keep warm or boost the heating. If you didn't get your fire or stove swept in summer then it's time to book in a sweep to get your chimney or flexible liner cleaned. It's worth noting than all types of fires now need a carbon monoxide alarm so if you don't have one fitted, then add this to your appointment booking and we will do it for you. Your woodburner might also need to be checked over for any maintainance that it might need.
It's busy at this time of year and more expensive, so also think about booking for next summer now, and lock in this years price when booking online.
Your stove burns less wood and produces less harmful gases when it's looked after so keep it in tip-top condition. No-one enjoys breathing in dirty air so make sure the fuel you use is of good quality also.
Roof / ladder work will need to wait until March time now when things get a little warmer.
Want a new burner? Try our sister company GTD Installations Ltd, and visit https://logburnerinstallation.uk/ for more information.
If you need logs or coal then click here for our recommendations
"Great service, will be booking in again for next year."- Andy Letchworth