Why sweep your chimney?
Regular sweeping is vital to remove blockages and soot. Sweeping prevents fires and allows deadly combustion gases to be safely vented through the chimney. Clean chimneys burn more efficiently, which will save you money as well as helping the environment.
Did you know……
Anyone can set themselves up as a chimney sweep. If you choose an unregistered sweep, you are unlikely to be able to claim on your insurance for any damage caused by a chimney fire. As a registered sweep with the Guild of Master Sweeps I am trained to the highest standards and you can be confident that you will receive a professional, courteous and conscientious service from a rigorously trained person with the backing of a professional body.
If you would like any further information about any of my services, please feel free to get in touch. I will be happy to offer you advice over the phone.
My services include:
- Chimney sweeping, both traditional and Power Sweeping.
- Inglenook fireplaces
- Multi Fuel burners
- Traditional chimney flues & flexi liners
- CCTV inspections
- Smoke draw testing
- Birdsnest removal
- Birdguards fitted
- Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms supplied and fitted
All servicing, maintenance and installations are signed off by HETAS of which I am a registered sweep and installer.
Why Power Sweep?
- to prevent house and chimney fires
- to lower the risk of dangerous fumes, such as carbon monoxide
- to assist in the efficient burning of fuel.
Normal Chimney Sweeping Brushes can sometimes be not be quite as effective as Power Sweeping, this is because a traditional brush head misses most of the sides and only effectively cleans the corners.
Power Sweeping as the name indicates is a lot more powerful and effective cleaning both the sides and corners.
The process of Power Sweeping – During a Power Sweep the brush head through centrifugal force expands to suit the flue you are sweeping it also centres itself. The force of the sweeping action is increased by increasing the speed of the drill this has the effect of stiffening the brushing action. This allows for more flexibility i.e. if you are doing an older style chimney then you would use a low speed however if you are doing a heavily built up clay / steel flue then you can up the speed giving you an unbelievable cleaning action.
In short you can clean chimneys much more effectively with Power Sweeping causing less strain on the structure of the flue.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my Power Sweeping Service.