Bird guard cowls
Chimney stack maintenance
Pointing, flaunching etc
We can also advise about any works that might be required that we find while doing your sweep etc.
How often should my chimney be swept?
Smokeless coals: Once a year
Wood: Twice a year
Bituminous coal: Twice a year
Oil or Gas: Once a year
Thatched roofs: Twice a year or more frequently (depends on your insurance)
What happens during a sweep?
A visual inspection of your chimney and fireplace will be carried out first before any sweeping is done.
The fireplace will be fully sealed where necessary to stop any soot or debris entering the room. The chimney will then be swept using a power sweep and then vacuumed. Any debris and soot will be removed from the premises. If a birds nest has been removed I can leave the twigs behind for kindling!
If necessary a CCTV camera will then be sent up the chimney to check everything has been cleaned properly, and to make sure there are no obstructions or other debris.
A smoke test will then be carried out and you will receive a certificate for insurance purposes.