The season is cold enough that you’ll be lighting your fires and stoves.
Have you had your chimney swept in the last twelve months?
If not, it’s even more important now as the soot will have built up over the burning season.
Chimneys should be swept regularly to remove the build up of soot, creosote and other debris. This is deposited from the fuel you are burning on your stove or in your fires. It is this build up which could potentially cause a chimney fire. How often your chimney should be swept is dependent on what fuel you are burning.
- Smokeless coals: At least once a year.
- Wood: Once a season when in use.
- Bitumous coal: Twice a year.
- Oil: Once a year.
- Gas: Once a year.
The majority of insurance companies require chimneys and flues to be swept as part of the insurance terms and conditions. Many insurance companies will also not pay for a claim where intervals between sweeps have been observed and documented by certification. Be assured that once your chimney or flue has been swept you should be issued with a Chimney Safety Certificate which is recognised by all leading insurance companies. As a Guild member sweep you will receive this certificate from Essex & Suffolk Sweeps on completion of works along with a smoke draw test which we perform on all chimneys at no additional charge.
All work undertaken will be carried out by a certified and fully insured member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.
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