Southminster Essex – Chimney sweep

Another annual sweep and installation of new rope on the stove doors, coals were still red hot so this fire get lots of use at Southminster Essex.

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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. All work undertaken will be carried out by a certified and fully insured member.  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. Additionally,  many more people 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. This can be 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