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CHIMNEY SWEEP IN STONELEIGH

In Stoneleigh, chimney sweeping is vital for residents. Regular cleaning eliminates creosote and blockages, minimising the risk of chimney fires. It also enhances the chimney's performance by facilitating better airflow and preventing the escape of dangerous gases.

CHIMNEY AND WOOD BURNING STOVE SERVICES IN STONELEIGH

THINGS THAT RESIDENTS OF STONELEIGH SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEIR CHIMNEYS

What is the best time of year to get my chimney swept?

To make the most of my service, I recommend booking a chimney sweep during the summer months when you won't rely on the fireplace for warmth. To keep you updated, I offer a convenient reminder service. I can arrange to contact you annually (or more frequently, if desired) to schedule your next visit for chimney sweeping.

What is a chimney sweep and why do I need one?

A chimney sweep is a professional who removes soot, debris, and other blockages from the chimney. You need one to ensure that your chimney is safe to use, to prevent the risk of fires and prevent carbon monoxide from entering your home.

Do you clean other types of flues besides chimneys?

Yes, we also clean other types of flues, including wood-burning stoves, oil-fired boilers, and gas fires. Some examples of stoves and flues I can work with are: Open fires, Wood burning stoves, Multi-fuel stove, Jetmasters, Rayburns, Agas, Biomass Boilers, all other types of flue where provision has been made for sweeping. Note this is not an exhaustive list. Contact me if you're unsure.

What other services do you offer?

Besides chimney sweeping, we also offer cowl and cage fitting, creosote (tar) prevention and removal, stove service and maintenance and birds nest and blockage removal. For a full list of the services I provide, check out the services section of my website.

Do you provide certificates after the chimney has been swept?

Yes, we provide a certificate endorsed by National Association of Chimney Sweeps after the chimney has been swept, which you should keep for your records.

Will the chimney sweep make a mess in my home?

As a professional chimney sweep I always take steps to minimise mess and protect your home. I am trained to prevent dust escaping when I sweep your chimney, but just in case, I use dust sheets (drop cloths) and lay them from the front door to the fire place. Plus, I always vacuum up after myself.

What is involved in a chimney sweeping service?

A chimney sweeping service typically involves an inspection of the chimney and fireplace, followed by the removal of soot, debris, and any blockages using specialised tools. My sweeps also include a thorough strip down and clean of your stove's interior components.

How much does it cost to have my chimney swept?

I charge a flat fee of £60 per chimney. I do sometimes run deals, so keep an eye out for offers on my website.

How long does it take to sweep a chimney?

The time it takes to sweep a chimney can vary depending on the type of chimney and the extent of the buildup. Typically, it takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Because I clean the interior components of your stove in addition to sweeping your chimney, it may take me a little longer than this on occasion. This additional clean is included in the price.

What are the signs that my chimney needs to be swept?

Some signs that your chimney needs to be swept include a strong smell of soot or smoke, a decrease in the draft, or visible soot or creosote buildup.

How often should I have my chimney swept?

The frequency of chimney sweeping depends on the type of fuel you use. As a general rule, it is recommended to have your chimney swept at least once a year for solid fuels and twice a year for wood. HETAS recommend you have your chimney swept twice a year.

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