Maryland Essex CM3 – Red Card

The 1st red card of the year. Stove pipe fitted into an 8″ clay chimney. The stove pipe has been fitted incorrectly and only goes up around 1 meter in to the chimney, this poor fitting can cause Carbon Monoxide and smoke leakage into the home causing many health issues including potential death.

Essex and Suffolk chimney sweeping services

Essex & Suffolk Sweeps are based in London and Essex but cover all surrounding areas from Woodbridge in Suffolk right through to Kent.  We do not contract any work out and all works undertaken will be carried out by a certified and fully insured member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.  By choosing Essex & Suffolk Sweeps to service your chimney, you can be sure that you will receive a professional, dependable and friendly service.

Chimney Sweeping should be carried out regularly to remove the build up of soot, creosote and other debris which are 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.

 

Services Include:

Chimney & flue blockages cleared

Chimney and flues, sweep and vacuumed

Bird nest removal

Chimney Pots, Bird guards and cowls fitted

CCTV camera inspection

Certificate, recognised by all leading insurance companies, always issued

Damaged chimney pot/stack replacement

Flue smoke tests

Wood and multi-fuel stove cleaning & repairs

Solid fuel cookers repairs

Burner installation (Hetas Certified)

For more information on our products and services contact one of our dedicated team members.

Get your sweep booked in ready for a roaring fire this winter

The cold nights are drawing in, for many this is the when the extra blankets come out of hiding and the radiators get put to good use. But what many people forget to do is have their chimney swept.

A fireplace is a great source of warmth during the colder months. Not only can it heat a room at a low cost, it also creates a cute picturesque Christmas atmosphere, ideal for them cosy family nights in. However, what many people don’t realise is the dangers lurking if a fireplace is not properly swept. Over the months, a chimney / fireplace can have a build up of soot, materials which can easily catch fire. Not only does a thorough chimney sweep help protect your family and property, it can also increase the lifespan of your chimney flue, which in the long run will save you money!

Need to get your chimney sweep booked in before the cold weather sets in? Essex & Suffolk Sweeps are based in London and Essex but cover all surrounding areas from Woodbridge in Suffolk right through to Kent.  We do not contract any work out and all works undertaken will be carried out by a certified and fully insured member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.  By choosing Essex & Suffolk Sweeps you can be sure that you will receive a professional, dependable and friendly service.

Other services we do:

Services Include:

Chimney & flue blockages cleared

Bird nest removal

Pots, Bird guards and cowls fitted

CCTV camera inspection

Certificate, recognised by all leading insurance companies, always issued

Damaged chimney pot/stack replacement

Flue smoke tests

Wood and multi-fuel stove cleaning & repairs

Solid fuel cookers repairs

Burner installation (Hetas Certified)

Chimney sweeping for winter

Hatfield Peverel Essex

One of our recent jobs was conducted at Hatfield Paverel, a large urban village and civil parish at the centre of Essex. Our lovely customer wanted a new wood burner top fitting to a Savoy Elegance mk2 Franco Belge. In addition to this, we provided a full service to the stove. This service included a full sweep to ensure there was no build up soot or any blockages, all of which could be potential fires. Thankfully during this sweep we didn’t find anything concerning, just needed a good sweep to ensure its fully safe for when in use. Not only does this help prevent house fires, but having a regular chimney sweep can help protect the flue liners, therefore saving our customer money in the long run.

This job was completed without any issues, and with lovely feedback from our customer. We always ensure that any mess we make is fully cleaned up after we have done, and we protect furnishings.

 

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We also provide the following services

Services Include:

Chimney & flue blockages cleared

Chimney and flues, sweep and vacuumed

Bird nest removal

Chimney Pots, Bird guards and cowls fitted

CCTV camera inspection

Certificate, recognised by all leading insurance companies, always issued

Damaged chimney pot/stack replacement

Flue smoke tests

Wood and multi-fuel stove cleaning & repairs

Solid fuel cookers repairs

Burner installation (Hetas Certified)

Are you looking for a reliable Chimney sweeper? Contact our team to find out how we can help you. We do not contract out any of the work conducted, all work undergone by us is done so by a fully insured member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps. For more information call: 07545 976 100

Southminster Essex – Firebelly double sided multi fuel burner

Firebelly FB1 double sided multi fuel stove fitted today. Complete with a 316 stainless steel chimney liner all ready for the onset of the cold weather.

Chimneys Sweeping Essex and Suffolk

Completed chimney work

Chimneys Sweeping Essex and Suffolk

Example of chimney work

Chimneys Sweeping Essex and Suffolk

Work conducted

Essex & Suffolk Sweeps are based in the South Essex area but cover all surrounding areas from Woodbridge in Suffolk right through to Kent areas.  We do not contract any work out and all works undertaken will be carried out by a certified and fully insured member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.  By choosing Essex & Suffolk Sweeps to service your chimney, or for any of the additional Gardening and DIY services we are able to offer, you can be sure that you will receive a professional, dependable and friendly service.

 

Most people are unaware each year in England, approximately 40-50 deaths occur from carbon monoxide poisoning. Whilst many more are admitted to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poising.  In addition to this, the Fire Rescue Services attended around 7,000 chimney fires each year. Many of these fires & deaths could potentially be avoided by having your chimneys and flues swept regularly by a qualified chimney sweep.

 

Chimneys should be swept regularly to remove the build up of soot, creosote and other debris. These are 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

 

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.

Southminster Essex  – Bees nest removal

Before and after removed a gas liner and a old nest from a chimney in Southminster Essex on Friday. They are having a new stove fitted by simply stoves .Allways sweep your chimney before putting a new liner in is the only way to do the job right

Carbon Monoxide – stay safe 

It’s Tuesday again, who’s tested  it’s as important to test your carbon monoxide alarms as it is your smoke alarms

Linford Essex – Essex and Suffolk Chimney Sweep

Had a call from a new customer that had seen my van in GFS Car parts Lakeside, went to his property today to sweep his chimney, his chimney is now nice and clean ready for his fire this evening 

Upminster Essex

First job this morning in Upminster Essex, safely removed Pigeon from chimney which is now nice and clean following a sweep. Looking forward to going back to the area shortly to fit a bird guard and C caps at the same property to stop birds getting stuck in the chimney in the future 


27th January returned to site to fits bird guards and c caps

Essex & Suffolk Sweeps out on the road

The van is nice and clean for the week coming 

Another satisfied customer in Burnham on Crouch 

Here at Essex and Suffolk Sweeps, we pride ourselves on achieving the highest standard of work. We make sure every customer is satisfied with the outcome.

A lovely review from one our recent customers.

‘Evening Dave
Just to thank you for your work today.

Clearly the previous sweep had not put the internal top plate in the correct position which caused the draw problems and the lack of internal space.

Now that you have placed the parts in their proper position the stove is amazing in terms of both clean burning and heat production. We can now place reasonable size logs !

Well done for a proper job

Ken & Mira’