FAQ

Q: πŸ‘‰  Cost of chimney sweep

πŸ‘‰  How much does a chimney sweep cost

πŸ‘‰  How much is a chimney sweep

πŸ‘‰  Chimney sweep cost

πŸ‘‰  Chimney sweep prices

πŸ‘‰  Fireplace inspection cost

πŸ‘‰  How much does it cost to clean a chimney

πŸ‘‰  Cost for chimney sweep

πŸ‘‰  How much to clean a chimney

πŸ‘‰   How much to sweep a chimney

πŸ‘‰How much does it cost to sweep a chimney?

A: We charge Β£45 for a standard sweep.


Q: πŸ‘‰ How to sweep a chimney

πŸ‘‰ How to clean chimney

πŸ‘‰ How to clean a wood stove chimney?
A: The chimney is swept in much the same way, We use power sweeping technology to remove all the debris from the flue.
This technique is safer and removes more of the soot and tar build up than traditional methods.


Q: Chimney sweep how often?
A: In the UK, a Chimney needs to be swept at least every year that it is in use, otherwise your home insurance may be invalid.


Q: How do you know when your chimney need sweeping?
A: Simple! If you have not had your chimney swept in the last year then it should need to be swept and a safety check completed.

Q: How should I prepare for the chimney sweep’s arrival?

A: Sweeps need space to work. So just make sure the area in front of the fireplace is clear. Any hot ash should also be removed the night before. Empty ashes from the grate and other debris, and move away any hearth furniture and companion sets

Q: Can I have a fire the night before a chimney sweep arrives?
A: You can have a fire in any open fireplace or stove but please remove all hot ash and allow it to cool before we get there.

Q: Why does my chimney need sweeping? Is it really necessary?
A: Yes – for safety reasons, if nothing else. Sweeping your chimney will stop the build-up of creosote and soot which reduces the danger of chimney fires and other risks such as soot falls and blockages.

 

A typical sweep can also deal with obstructions such as birds’ nests, soot falls and building debris. Leaves and cobwebs can also be removed. A smoke draw test happens during all chimney sweeps – at no extra charge.

Q: Does a sweep have to go up on my roof to clean my chimney?

A: No, chimneys are swept from the fireplace and it is not normally necessary for us to go up onto your roof.

 

Q: What if my upstairs chimney is connected to my downstairs chimney?

A: Your chimneys are nearly always separate and require individual sweeping.

 

Q: How long will you be in my house?

A: If it is a chimney we have not done before, we allow at least one hour, as we do not know what we will encounter. (tight bends, birds nest, and insecure liners) . At the least, it will take half an hour by the time we cover up, get all our equipment in place and discuss how you use your fire and type of fuels burnt. I allocate a minimum of an hour to each and every customer to ensure that there is always plenty of time to complete a thorough sweep.

 

Q: What can go wrong?

A: Chimney sweeping is safe and we are well trained in our trade. Problems are rare, but if we are going to encounter a problem, it will nearly always be with the chimney pots. A good chimney pot will easily stand up to brushing. If a pot is damaged or weak though, it could break under sweeping. We always carry out a visual inspection with binoculars before we start and if we are in any doubt, we will not sweep. If a pot does break under sweeping, we are not liable for the cost of replacement of that or any related damage that may occur.

 

Your sweep will provide customers with tailor-made expert advice on all aspects of chimney care; including your fireplace, flue, terminal and ventilation needs. This information will help you heat your home safely and efficiently with minimal impact on the environment.

Q: I have birds nesting in my chimney. What should I do?
A: They are probably jackdaws or starlings. Don’t worry though – the good news is the cheeky little chaps will grow up and fly away in just a few weeks. All the nesting material can be removed once they have left the chimney

Q: How often should my chimney be cleaned?
A: People ask us that question more than any other! The answer depends on what fuel is used in your chimney:-

Smokeless coals: At least once per year
Wood: Once per season when in use
Bituminous coal: Twice per year

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