How often should a chimney be swept?
A chimney should be swept at least once every year to remove soot, cobwebs and any other debris. Having a regular service of the chimney maintains the output and performance it will give. Build up of soot and debris can cause complications meaning the appliance will have to work harder to burn fuel and wasting money.It can lead to problems like a down draught of smoke or even a chimney fire.
How long does it take to sweep a chimney?
A normal chimney, as long as it is free of any obstruction will take up to 1 hour. This includes setting up of the equipment and putting it away. The opening or door depending on appliance is covered with a cloth or sponge while rods with a brush are pushed upwards to the opening of the pot or the inside of the cowl. A vacuum used for extraction of soot is working whilst the job is done to ensure the soot is not escaping into the home.
How much does it cost to have a chimney swept?
The cost is £45, including a smoke draught test to be carried out on completion with a chimney certificate to comply with home insurance approval for the first hour. £15 is charged for each extra hour after. Discount is given for multiple chimneys within a dwelling or with neighbours, please ask when booking.
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