Here we answer the most frequently asked questions we get asked by customers. Covering everything from how to book to preparing for your chimney sweep visit additionally covering things such as how often you should get your chimney swept and what to burn to init to keep it working splendidly all winter long.
If there’s anything we haven’t covered, give us a ring and one of our experts will no doubtly be able to help with your question and offer professional advice.
How often do I need my chimney swept?
Its always first better to follow any requirements set by insurance companies or stove manufactures guidelines.
However, as a rule of thumb, these below indicate how often you should sweep your chimney for different fuels.
Solid Fuels: Wood; every three months when in use. Bituminous Coal; twice yearly. Smokeless fuel; Yearly.
Gas Appliances: Annually, by a certified Gas Safe technician.
Oil Appliances: Annually, by a certified OFTEC technician.
How much does a chimney sweep cost?
Chimney sweep prices can vary dependant on seasonality but generally, cost between £50 to £85 within the UK.
How long does a chimney sweep take?
Generally, a chimney sweep by a professional sweep takes around 30 minutes per chimney, however, can sometimes take longer depending on the state of your chimney.
What do I need to do before the sweep arrives?
Remove all items from the mantelpiece and hearth, ensure any leftover unburnt fuel is removed and the stove is cold to the touch.
Is chimney sweeping messy?
Our sweeps will lay dust sheets around the fireplace and will use a foam block to seal the chimney as they sweep. They will additionally use a high powered specialist vacuum cleaner to remove any dislodged debris or soot created by the sweep.
Our sweeps will additionally wear protective footwear to ensure we do not disturb your flooring when walking through your house from the outside.
Generally very little if any mess is left by the chimney sweep, however sometimes mess can occur but often cleaned away before thee sweep leaves the property.
What areas do you cover?
We cover the width and breadth of Oxfordshire. Please feel free to check the location section of our website here.
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