Grays Essex – Sweeping an open fire

Annual sweep of a lovely traditional looking open fire in Grays today

Open fire chimney sweepChimney Sweep for an open fire

 

 

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.

Chimneys should be swept 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.

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

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)

Fire Fighters do a Mary Poppings tribute

Firefighters from Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service black watch team want you to remember to clean your chimney or flue. What better way to do this that to make a song and dance about it- Mary Poppins style! Click here to watch the full video!

Whilst this clip shows the lighter side of Fire Safety, it does promote an important message. Get your chimney swept regularly to avoid build up, which ultimately causes a fire.

Most people are unaware that there are approximately 40-50 deaths from Carbon Monoxide poising in the UK alone. This figure doesn’t include the many more victims who are admitted to hospital from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. On average, fire rescue services attend around 7,000 chimney fires each year. Chimney and Flue fires are a contributing factor to the current strain emergency services have on resources. Something which a simple Chimney or Flue sweep by a professional can help prevent.

When should you have your Chimney or Flue swept?

  • 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

For more information on having your Chimney or Flue swept, or for any other services we provide email: info@essweeps.co.uk or call: 07545 976 100

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. 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.

Make a Date with the Chimney Sweep

The Telegraph recently published an article written by the talented Victoria Lambert emphasising on the importance of having your chimney swept regularly. Victoria was made aware of the dangers of not having your chimney swept one night when hers caught fire. Thankfully, herself, her family were not harmed and her house wasn’t too badly damaged. Many home owners are not aware of the potential dangers lurking when they postpone or forget to get their chimney swept.

‘Our blaze was one of the 7,000 chimney fires that ignite every year in England – which is a rate of about 20 a week, although they obviously cluster around now. Some can spread, causing serious damage. And most are, according to the Government’s Fire Kills safety campaign, utterly preventable.

The chance of a fire is greatly reduced if your flue is not thickening up with soot like an artery choking on cholesterol, and like many, we were overdue a visit from the sweep.’

Chimney sweep safety

Chimney Sweep

The majority of insurance companies now require chimneys and flues to be swept regularly. This is an integrated part of the insurances terms and conditions. Insurance companies will not pay for a claim where intervals between sweeps have been observed and documented by certification. Our dedicated team can ensure you of a clean Chimney or Flue ready for use! We do not contract out any of our work. All work is done by a fully insured member of staff.

Read the rest of the article here.

Essex & Suffolk Sweeps are based in the South Essex area but cover all surrounding areas from Woodbridge in Suffolk right through to Kent areas.

Call us to arrange your sweep or to talk to a member of staff 07545976100 or email info@essweeps.co.uk

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A really overlooked part of your home is having your chimney swept regularly. If you have an open fire or wood burning stove you could be emitting seriously harmful fumes into your home, potentially endangering your family and children.

Chimney Sweeping should be carried out regularly to remove the build up of soot, creosote and other debris. These are commonly deposited from the fuel you are burning on your stove or in your fire. It is this build-up which could potentially cause a chimney fire.

Essex and Suffolk Sweeps provides a friendly and reliable service, we do not contract out any of our work, and we are fully insured and members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.

Services Include:

Chimney & flue bloc

kages 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)

Essex & Suffolk Sweeps are based in the South Essex area but cover all surrounding areas from Woodbridge in Suffolk right through to Kent areas.

Wanting your Chimney Sweeping? Speak to Essex & Suffolk Sweeps on 07545976100 or e-mail on info@essweeps.co.uk as we are now taking bookings for this season.

 

 

 

 

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Essex and Suffolk Chimney Sweep

Getting your Chimney Swept regularly is important when keeping yourself, your family and your home safe. Essex and Suffolk Sweeps recommend that the more you use your chimney the more it’s cleaned, especially if you are burning wood. Most people are unaware of the potential dangers caused if you don’t get your chimney swept. The most common being fires caused by the build up of soot. According to research, 40-50 deaths occur every year in the UK due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Many more individuals are admitted to hospital. Whilst, the Fire Services are called out to around 7,000 Chimney fires every year, this causing a severe strain on their time and resources.

About us:

We have a dedicated team of Chimney Sweeps working in the South Essex area, however, we do cover the surrounding areas from Woodbridge right through to Kent. All work carried out by us is certified and insured to give you peace of mind. All certification distributed by ourselves is acknowledge by all major insurance companies.

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If you are looking for a reliable, professional and friendly service to advise you on your Chimney and to conduct a full-service Chimney Sweep please do not hesitate in contacting us.

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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.

Contact us for more information on how we can help you!

 

Tree Felling – Suffolk

Taking a break from the sweeping today and instead donning the chainsaw boots and trousers whilst helping out a friend with some rather large trees.

About Us

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.

For more information on how we can help you contact us.

Chimney Sweeping – Essex and Suffolk Sweeps

Essex and Suffolk Sweep illustrates what your chimney liner will look like if you don’t have your woodburner liner swepted. This one has 5 to 6 years of soot build up coating the inside of the liner

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Essex and Suffolk Sweeps show what a chimney liner looks likes when its not be looked after

About Us

Essex and Suffolk Sweeps are based in the South Essex area. However, we 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 we guarantee you will receive a professional, dependable and friendly service.

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