How often do I need to have my chimney swept or inspected?

For safety reasons, the following is recommended:

  • Coal – every 6 months
  • Wood – every 4 months
  • Gas – once a year
  • Oil – once a year
What is the best time of year to have my chimney swept?

We advise the best time is Spring / Summer , once the appliances have been shut down. This is not advised if a bird guard is not fitted as this is the bird nesting season – best time would be Autumn / winter before your first use.

Why do I need to see the brush come out of the top of the chimney?

This is a sign that the brush has passed throughout the flue and is also deemed as a sign of good luck!

Will it cause a mess?

Chimney sweeping is a messy job, however our team are fully trained to manage this. We supply our own cleaning materials such as dust and sheet covers and will advise what we need to carry out the work with best practise. For example, we always ask for a clear route from our entrance point to the fireplace location.

Are you fully insured?

Yes, we have full public and liability insurance and are Sweep Safe Certified.

Will you issue a certificate after the work is finished?

Yes, we issue a Sweep Safe certificate at the end of every job, which is recognised with all major house insurers.