Chimney Sweeping is evolving

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Hello all and welcome.

I wrote this post after I received many messages following  my blog To power Sweep or not to power sweep, where many users of power sweeping equipment reminded me of the evolution of whip heads, button lock rods,dust sheets and Mole brushes.

In this blog you will learn about new products and techniques that are making both chimney sweeping and rotary power sweeping safer and better.

Dust sheets

The first things I will start with are the humble dust sheet. When I started we used either cotton twill decorators sheets or good old bed sheets. Nowadays the material used maybe completely waterproof with a rubberised backing, easy to clean and impossible to spill a cup of tea through. I recently reviewed some sheets from SIS that were excellent.

below a cotton twill sheet. You can clearly see that that big weave isn’t going to stop fine soot.

Chimney sweeping dust sheets

If you compare the above cotton twill sheets with those below there is a huge difference.

A typical London chimney sweep

 


Soot cloths

There has been an evolution over the years in soot sheets, these are the sheets used to seal  the fireplace apperture with the elephant nose on the front to sweep through. Many years ago we would make our own, well our wives would. Nowadays there are many manufacturers making high quality products such as the Sweepmate ones below. These are not the only sheets on the market but are high quality and are what we use at clean sweep chimney services.

The Sweepmate Soot cloth

 

Button-lock rods

The next evolution in chimney sweeping that we like very much is the button lock rods. Prior to these we used the good old screw thread which is why we all have tennis elbow or tendinitis. There are single and twin button versions of button lock rods available, some require a special glove to depress the button.

After much testing we at clean sweep utilise the twin button version from Snap-lok these have little chance of coming undone if a button is depressed while within the flue, they are also made from stainless steel and nylon and have a tapered feral which is safe to use in liners they offer  very good all round value.

Rods for chimney sweeping

The Mole

Last but not least in this blog Mole brushes. I received lots of feedback from my last blog To powersweep or not to power sweep. As a reminder of that blog I explained that using a whip in some chimneys can be very damaging and excessively wear the flue lining, well there is a new kid on the block which can attach to a rotary system but is very much less aggressive.This brush promises  the benefits of traditional Sweeping with the ease of a rotary system. It’s called The Mole. So what the heck is a Mole.  It’s the name given to a specialist brush from RPS at clean sweep we have found these mole brushes very useful as London Chimney Sweeps. The houses are very old and the chimney lining is brittle and as such  special care and attention are required as to not cause unnecessary damage to the flue linings.

below a Mole brush from RPS

A rotary Mole brush used for chimney sweep essex

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special thanks to, Stove  industry supplies, Sweepmate and Rotary power sweeping who supplied the images.

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Ok so you went out and purchased that rotary power sweeping kit so when do you use it?  The first main difference between the sweeping styles is the cleaning action, a standard brush scrubs back and forth pushing and pulling manually where as a rotary flail rotates under action of a connected drill. Now let’s look at some of the pros and cons of rotary sweeping kit.

 

pros.

  • One flail fits all so kit does not take up the space of traditional brushes
  • More Effective at removing some hard deposits and nesting material
  • minimal sweat involved the drill takes the strain
  • Can be reversed in the chimney  counterclockwise
  • Quick
  • None or little chance of losing a brush
  • Less physical strength required
  •  less wear and tear on flails when compared to bristles and simple to replace

Cons.

  • Can be overly aggressive on some mortar and or lime chimneys
  •  Batteries can run out
  • very little tactile based feed back through the rods
  • Can be expensive to purchase
  • Can leave soot on horizontal sections
  • Some Customers like the old ways
  • Some partial  blockages can be missed due to the small head size
  • Some liner manufacturers do not approve this method

 

The list above is not exhaustive but gives an idea

Over the years Clean Sweep Chimney Services, chimney sweeps London have tried out lots of kit some we love some not do much. We have found a place in all of our vans for rotary power sweeping kit however we do not use it on every job. In London the chimneys tend to be lined with the old parjette lime mixture and the rotary flail is way too aggressive. Also when we are chimney sweeping Essex we come across many thatched properties with 500 year old flues, this again is no place for the rotary flail.

So where do we use rotary kit then?

We have found that the rotary flail come into its own when cleaning expanded creosote in lined chimneys, removing birds nests, terracotta lined chimneys when there are hard deposits from smokeless coal and anywhere where the access is too small for a traditional brush. Following a cre-away chemical treatment rotary power sweeping is by far the best option.

So in conclusion

only people expertly trained in rotary sweeping with previous experience of traditional methods should be undertaking this work. In the wrong hands a flail and a drill can destroy your 500year old chimney, in the right hands a chimney fire or blockage could be prevented.

it is the opinion of clean sweep chimney services that only chimney Sweeps who are association trained and that have undertaken the manufacturers of their chosen equipment training courses should under take power sweeping.

Rotary power sweeping can be both the best and the worst thing so chose your sweep carefully.

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thanks for reading Daniel Hodgson

master chimney sweep

 

The images used in this blog were from Rotary power sweeping

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Chimney sweeping tales. Finding Treasure in a chimney

Almost on a daily basis I am ask what interesting things do you find in a chimney and on most days of course it’s a mixture of soot, bird poo, chimney lining, nesting material, old newspapers and the odd pigeon. However over the years I have been sweeping I have found a few interesting things and I will share a few of them.
One Day working with my father John Hodgson while working in a four storey terraced house in Islington London, (These are the houses which have flat roofs and are interconnected).
Anyways our customer that day was an American lady who was very insistent that her chimney would be the lucky one, we asked her why and she told us of a story where a burglar was caught on the roof of the end terrace and that his swag bag was empty. The police surmised that the loot was discarded by way of one of the many chimneys he passed or by being thrown to an accomplice on the ground.
The lady customer in question refused to leave the room throughout the entire sweeping process like someone waiting for a slot machine to pay out we thought it comical but then just as we reached the last bend we heard something crashing down the flue, we pulled back the sheet and there it was a solid silver Victorian toasting fork like the one in the picture. “I told you so ” she said. As she grabbed it from the soot.

After the toasting fork incident I always checked the hidey hole in Georgian houses, these holes were where items of value were stashed before the days of safes as we know them. When the fire was alight it was impossible to access said hole without being badly burned so was a safe space.
On the date of this story I checked the hidey hole expecting another hand of soot but instead I came across a tobacco tin. I looked inside the Tin to find some baseball cards wrapped in wax paper. Today I don’t know really what they were but I’m sure they were very valuable as I I was paid over £200 for them back in the 1990s from a specialist shop. If only I had access to eBay back then life would be better I’m sure. Incidentally I offered them to my customer who declined and told me it was a tip laughing to himself.

I will post to other interesting chimney sweeping tales at a later date.

Kindest Regards
Daniel Hodgson

 

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The funny thing is that every guy has their own method for lighting fires and that their way is best, I was one of those people too using my trusted teepee method I used in cubscouts, the below method is what I learned in chimbey Sweeping school in Bavaria Germany.  The problem with the teepee method is that it collapses in on itself when you add logs.

Starting at the beginning: all wood to be burned must be dry! this may seem obvious but I often visit houses to find that the wood the customer is attempting to ignite is far too wet. The time scale required to air dry wood that has been split, is around 2 years from the day the tree was felled to the day it can be burned. The moisture content of wood should be checked using a log moisture metre.  The moisture content must be below 21%. If the moisture content is too high then the heat energy will be utilised by the process of evaporating the water within. This results in very  little usable heat and excessive tarring of the chimney. Burning wet wood will lead to, extra sweeping visits, a black viewing glass and greatly increase the risk of  chimney fire, probably most importantly for the end user expensive repairs and maintenance.

The types of wood that I use in the fire documented below are pine which has been split into 1″x 1″ x 6″ pieces for kindling. Beech Logs which have been cut to 30cm lengths split and Kiln dried. For fire lighters I use certainly Wood Flamers. The stove is a Scan Anderson 4/5 DEFRA exempt, wood burning stove that is approximately 4 years old

A bed of ash in the fire box is A ok when burning wood

 

1, On top of the ash we now add a raft of 5 pieces of kindling and begin to build a Jenga like tower.

kindling wood

2,  Carefully we add 2 flamers and ignite using a lighter
Certainly wood fire lighters

3, we now add more kindling to finish the Jenga like square, Ensuring that there are many air gaps for the flame to jut through and leaving a large contact area for the flame available on the kindling.

Jenga kindling square
Warning things are getting HOT

4, We now ensure that all vents and air intakes on the stove are open and carefully, partially close the door leaving an air gap of approximately 1cm. We leave the fire to become hot 3/10 Min’s approximately. This ensures that the chimney has an adequate draught and will help prevent smoking back when we add our logs.

scan anderson door

scan door open 1cm
the door stays ajar 1cm approx

5, Ensuring that the stove is hot and that there is adequate kindling, we now add 2 small logs in a diagonal cross formation. Adding more kindling is sometimes necessary at this point.

wood logs added to a scan

6,  Again the door is closed but not fully until the logs are burning vigorously. 5/10 Min’s approx

7, We now close the door and leave the fire to fully warm up the stove and flue.

Scan 4/5 moderate flaming combustion

8, After 15/20 mins the air intakes on the stove should be adjusted In order to achieve a state of moderate flaming combustion. This is when the entire window is  filled with fire without the flames being drawn into the chimney. The air intakes should never be adjusted to the point at which the combustion process is is being severely hampered or stopped. The smoke as it exits the pot should be assessed. It should be white or a light grey. If the smoke is brown or black then it is likely that either the air intake is not  open enough, the fuel is wet or an inappropriate fuel type is being used.

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There are many chimney cowlings on the market today, some are designed well and have a positive function and some are restrictive and should not be used for live appliances.

Do I require a chimney cowling?

Cons:  In  many instances you will not require a cowling. Fitting a cowling can case a restriction of flue gases and slows down the fumes escape, this in return can lead to dirtier chimneys and more frequent sweeping. Cowling are generally made of metal and are very cold in winter, when hot flue gasses containing creosote hit this cold surface they can condense causing a rapid tarring of the meshing.

Pros:  There are some instances where a chimney cowling is the only sensible option, Some examples may be;  Bird infestation,  down draughts and heavy rain ingress. If these problems are left untreated hey can have devastating consequences with both personal risk and unnecessary expense.

Colt high top bird cowling

The Colt High top anti bird and rain cowling

It is unlikely that fitting a cowling will increase the draught of a chimney indeed the added restriction will most likely reduce the updraught further.  Fitting a rotor cowling can increase the updraught in some instances when the wind can be utilised to drive the fan. The best solution`s for inadequate draught are relining with an appropriate sized liner for the appliance, increasing the chimney length or installing a chimney fan.

TIP!  A poor updraught may be a symptom of excessive leakage within the flue which could have fatal consequences. If you can imagine drinking through a straw that has a split in you quickly notice that it is impossible to hold the Vacuum, this is similar within a flue. leakage can be tested for using a special machine such as the wohler DP23, smoke can also be used but the results are nearly always inconclusive. For more info on chimney leakage testing look here http://www.chimneyservice.co.uk/pressure.php

Rotor vents can be useful in helping to defeat down-draughts caused by the wind. They rarely help in Down draughts that are caused by positive pressure (over hanging trees or buildings usually cause this) in these instances it is typically necessary to extent the flue out of the high pressure zone by installing a long pot or extending the stack.

The Colt rotorvent turbolite

The Colt Turbolite used for downdraughts caused by the wind

Over the years, old wife’s tales have led to builders and DIYers fitting inappropriate or unsafe terminals.  It is vitally important that if you have one of these incorrect tops fitted that you do not use your appliance until it is removed or replaced. I have added a link below  below for terminals that are for disused/defunct chimneys. Please do not assume that because the terminal you have is not pictured, then it is safe. I have only given samples of the most common unsafe terminals.. If you are unsure then speak to a professional.

Inserts for disused chimneys

I hear on a daily basis that customers like the smell of a particular type of wood smoke?. When I tell the person that wood smoke contains very high levels of carbon monoxide they are often surprised. In the modern world we live in, it is never acceptable to breath any amount of smoke. Some fires or stoves may smoke a little for the first five minutes or so while they are cold however after this time there must be NO smoke or fumes seeping or leaking back into any living space. A carbon monoxide alarm should be installed within any room that has any appliance that burns carbon based fuels. This may seem alarmist but it simply takes away the guess work and makes the user experience of a having a real fire much more enjoyable.

So to answer the question do you need a cowling?. Probably not, but you may have an undiagnosed problem that needs addressing by a professional.

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Chimney Sweeping through the generations
As you may or may not be aware our company is lucky in the sense we have been in this trade for over half a century over four generations. So I was sitting talking to my grandfather John William Hodgson, now in his 70’s talking about the chimney sweeps of yesteryear. I often write educational pieces but this is more a bit of fun and is certainly lighter hearted. Unfortunately my great grandfather John Hodgson senior is not here anymore to reminisce the stories of the past, he started sweeping in the 60’s and was a coal miner for many years prior taking up sweeping as a way to escape the pits in Blyth near Newcastle where he was born.
Grand father Hodgson started full time chimney sweeping in 1979 where he started with cane rods and a standard 16” stiff brush for sweeping coal burning open fires. Here is an example of some pictured below.
Cane chimney rods

now and again he had to hit his rods with a hammer to loosen them as the brass Ferrell seize together, eventually he changed to baileys blue polypropylene three foot, screw thread much like what are available today, most of us use button lock rods of some description or a viper but the process is still similar for traditional sweeping.

Grand father Hodgson’s first van was a Bedford as pictured below:

 

Grand father Hodgson bought his first industrial vacuum cleaner in 1979 unfortunately I don’t know the model so I cannot a produce picture, if you were to make the comparison with a modern vacuum then I’m sure a Henry would be way more powerful. When sweeping granddad used to use standard cotton twill dust sheets much like today and neoprene matts from Dungeness power station and he cut a piece of board with a foam backing to wedge against fireplace openings and used a piece of lagging cloth (which we now know contains asbestos) as a soot nose to feed his rods through. Grandad had a local round for weekdays which was the Thurrock area of Essex and ventured out to to sweep chimneys of Hampstead and North London at the weekends. Grandfather Hodgson also was a regular attendee at weddings where he would wear his top hat, boiler soot and a pair of white gloves he would also soot his face and wear tails for a more traditional look.
We of course know now that soot is a carcinogen but it was normal then to put the soot on your crops to keep the slugs away and to fertilise as its high in nitrates that kinda makes sense. Most of his wast soot was given to a local allotment in those days who couldn’t get enough of the black stuff in exchange for vegetables. Grand father talks of a friend who used his coal soot to brush his teeth!! Ironically Carbon based toothpaste is a new expensive trend today
In those days when he started out dust masks were a rarity not afforded to chimney Sweeps like him and fine filters p3 masks didn’t exist. There was no such thing as health and safety if compared with today and certainly no such thing as a H rated hazvac.
Coalpaste!

 

Grand father Hodgson got his first top hat from West and Co funeral directors, he swept two chimneys for them and they gave him a top hat as payment I think that’s a fair swap. His most memorable job was from a windmill in Orsett village an elderly chap lived there, maybe in his mid-80s. He used to hang hams in his kitchen and burn tarry wood to smoke them. When grandad came out to sweep the chimney he said the tar in the flue was smooth like black glass and the flue was constricted to 2”, he spent the next 3-4 hours chopping the tar out with a hammer and chisel to clear it.

Grand father Hodgson stopped chimney sweeping in 1993 and at that time my father Daniel Hodgson had taken over much of his round and was running the company which was then Called Clean Sweep Chimney Services. My father is also the current chairman of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and was formerly the Guilds technical director writing much of the training material which is still used today.
In 2010 I started as a full time chimney sweep, in 2012 I qualified as the UKs youngest master chimney sweep through the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps after many training courses. I have loved the job ever since I started.
Our family history over four generations is the reason that we are rebranding Clean Sweep Chimney Services to our Family name of Hodgson’s Chimney Sweeps. We are a proud family with a genuine heritage and our current brand Clean Sweep which has been used and copied by many since our inception doesn’t reflect this.
We have old links with the city of London and on my Grand mothers side many of her relations were pearly kings and Queens of the East end a great uncle still is. In the coming weeks we are branching out the company into the south west of the country setting up Hodgson’s Chimney Sweeps Devon, this will be an exciting new chapter in our company and families history we will bring our expertise experience and our very high standards to a new market and new experiences.
Thank you for reading and following.
Danny Hodgson

The Hodgson family chimney Sweeps today 

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Oil Boilers and there connecting flues

In light of the recent tower fire in Grenfell tower we have had a large uptake in calls and mails about the sweeping of oil fired appliance flues due to the failing of fire safety certificates.This is something that is usually forgotten about as many large companies employ oil service engineers and expect that the flue is swept as part of the service, this is rarely the case.
The chimney sweeping of oil boiler flues is rarely undertaken and is a growing problem in the UK mainly London.
It is recommended that the sweeping of an oil boiler flue is undertaken at least once yearly, ideally prior or during the service of the boiler. This is to remove soot build up from the combustion of oil; this collects inside the flue system and will affect the draught and flow of the system. When flow and draught is decreased the efficiency of the boiler is then affected negatively.  The less efficiently the burner is running the more soot is formed; this will result in either in eventual blocking or chimney fire.
Oil is not cleanest of fuels, it often mistaken that only solid fuel appliances need sweeping. This is not the case Gas, Solid fuel, Oil, and Biomass flues all require sweeping and clearing of soot and other deposits.
Access is an issue: from experience having been on site to sweep oil boiler chimney systems, access into the flue ways is always difficult or may not be possible.
If it is possible then it is mainly found that the main run of the chimney has an access panel leaving the rest of the chimney difficult to access, inspect and ultimately clear of soot.

From experience it is the case that many of these flues have never been swept, this will affect the function of the boiler, massively increase risk of chimney fire, increase risk of harmful gases, entering the property and effect insurances.

Here are a few pictures showing an example of lack of care and maintenance:

Soot door is seized shut.
Below a typical oil boiler flue in the `City of London

20 years of oil soot build up terminal is blocked and the flue is heavily sooted.


In light of recent events it is the advice of a professional chimney sweep that you maintain both your appliances and your chimney/flue systems. As a landlord or management agency it is your responsibility to maintain heat producing appliances within the property, this includes the chimney.
Give Clean Sweep Chimney Services a call today on ‪08000434737‬ for any enquiries for the sweeping of commercial or domestic flues systems.
Chimney sweep London

Thank you for reading.

Danny Hodgson

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Why Smoke Testing is not optional

After reading some of The competitions chimney sweep advertising it is apparent that many of them offer Smoke draw testing only an optional extra, Dangerous? Read on below. At clean Sweep Chimney Services of we have developed our process over several generations and we believe an imperative part of that sweeping process is the simple type two  Smoke test.
The smoke test is simple and easy to deliver, it basically entails one or more smoke generating pellets to be place within the burning grate area of your fireplace or stove, closing all windows and doors serving the room, igniting, said pellet then skill fully watching the smoke ensuring there is no unacceptable spillage then quickly moving outside with the binoculars to ensure the smoke is freely issuing from only one chimney terminal.
It is the opinion of our company that not undertaking this test could leave the consumer with a false sense of security and potentially lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.Guessing that the draught of a chimney or using the back of the had to magically feel the flow is woefully inadequate.
It is also likely that any certificate you may have received in the last that does not include this test is not the accepted Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps industry standard certificate and with the exclusion of this essential information it may not be accepted by some insurance companies.
The above pictures demonstrate how simply the process is so why not do it?
If your chimney sweep has missed out this vital test then you know it’s time for a change. You can find the information on the certificate that you have been issued, if it’s not there or you don’t have a certificate give us a call at your earliest convenience.

 

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Sweeping your chimney is a vital service to insure the health and safety of your family and home.In the absence of chimney sweep, the backup of poisonous exhaust gas into your home is an severe safety and health hazard as a result of damaged chimneys. Having a professional inspect and clean your chimney in a thorough way is essential for health and safety reasons.

Keeping your home in the best condition is not an easy task. You have to dedicate your time and savings to keep your home attractive and valuable. You need to pay attention all the time to your fireplace and ensure the chimney system is in the best condition. Days are gone when accessing chimney services was a challenge. It is easy nowadays to seek the services of a chimney sweep any time in need. Chimneys are built to channel out dangerous gases to the atmosphere and should be in the best condition always. If you suspect that your chimney is not in the best condition, ensure you seek the best chimney cleaning assistance in the market.

Why Your Chimney Needs Cleaning

From time to time, you have to take care of your chimney. The demand for chimney sweep services has increased tremendously with advent of diverse home designs. However, as you seek chimney cleaning services, it is wise to figure out why you need to pay attention to your chimney. Don’t just assume that your fireplace needs servicing. Keep in mind there are many challenges you are likely to face if your chimney is not in the best condition.

Chimneys easily get clogged with soot when you burn wood and this creosote can easily damage your chimney or cause chimney problems. This creosote is flammable and can cause chimney fires that are destructive. A chimney with poor masonry will also leak dangerous gases that are harmful to anyone inside the house. Chimney repairs should at all times be undertaken by experts.  A qualified chimney sweep will be able to clean any soot that has built up in smoke chamber, in your firebox, on the damper as well as on the inside of your chimney. Thus, you have to ensure you are dealing with an expert and a certified chimney sweep service provider.

What Chimney Cleaning is all about?

It is advisable to clean and inspect your chimney regularly. If you cannot do it yourself, it is the high time you make use of chimney sweeps. A chimney sweep is well trained and understands the kind of chimney sweep services you need. The chimney cleaning expert that you opt for will use the right tools for the task as well as undertake the entire cleaning process professionally. These tools include protective goggle, dust mask and chimney brush. A qualified chimney sweep will not only check the firebox for damaged brick and missing mortar but also open the damper completely and check flue liners.

Many homeowners hesitate to seek chimney sweep services because they don’t know how much they need for the task. Depending on where you are seeking chimney repair services from, there is a standard chimney cleaning and inspection cost. These cost is set for all clients and will perfectly fit into your budget. Also, the cost of chimney repairs will vary depending on roof accessibility and the type of chimney installed in your home.

A reputed chimney sweep will guarantee quality work and ensure your money is rightfully put into work. Always go for a chimney service provider who offers a lifetime warranty for all new chimney materials installed. Take action today and have your chimney cleaned and inspected by experts.

Clean Sweep offering chimney sweep London services is a family run chimney sweeping and testing company that was initially established in 1964

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Fire and Rescue Services across the UK are calling on people to get their chimneys swept. They have issued a fresh appeal to warn people of the dangers of chimney fires, following a recent rise in incidents across the many counties as the winter nights continue to bite.

Chimney Service London

 

As John Barke, deputy community fire safety manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said –

“With temperatures dropping and more people relying on fires to heat their homes, it’s important that people take the time to follow our advice. Please get your chimney swept to avoid putting your life or those around you in danger.”

The fireplace is one of the most important parts of your home. It is the heart of your home as it is the best place to spend quality time with your family and guests. And so, you should keep it in the best condition always and understand the risks of poorly maintained chimney. If you find it taxing to sweep and clean your fireplace, seek services of a chimney sweep. You have to choose reliable chimney sweeps who will also treat your home with respect. Go for a professional who will guarantee quality services and an individual who is certified by the chimney sweep association.

A lot of responsibility and care should be undertaken to keep the stove, connecting flue pipes and chimney in the best of conditions. No homeowner should see a chimney as a low maintenance feature. You should spare your quality time and small amount of your savings and clean your chimney on annual or even bi-annual basis. There are many chimney problems that will force you to seek professional chimney services, This should be done  immediately even if you are reluctant to do so. Your chimney may be dirty,blocked,  closed damper, not built to proper dimensions or your house is built near a hill or canyon. If you suspect such chimney problems, it is the high time to seek help from professional chimney sweeps.

If you need chimney sweep services, you should not have any reservations. There is always a reputed chimney sweep association willing to provide you with the best chimney cleaners. Also, the number of chimney sweep UK has also increased rapidly and you will easily find a qualified chimney sweep for your home. Don’t fall for online scams. Check the credentials of the chimney sweep service provider you choose. Ensure that the chimney cleaner you choose is a professional and has undergone  extensive chimney sweep training.

One top reasons as to why you need to seek chimney sweep services in UK is to prevent chimney fires. A chimney fire can be huge and cause unbearable damage to your home. Flames from the chimney can quickly spread and reach any other flammable thing in the house leading to massive destruction. A dirty chimney can easily cause chimney fires and so you need a certified chimney sweep to solve such problems before they turn into a disaster.

You need clean sweep chimney Services  to protect your loved ones from dangerous gases produced during solid fuel combustion. Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the common cause accidental deaths in many homes. Many times when your leave your chimney uncleaned and dirty, creosote will accumulate and release dangerous fumes when burnt. These gases are dangerous can be quite fatal as well as cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, fatigue and fainting.

You need chimney sweep London services chimbey experts to prevent  smoke damage to your home. When you don’t regularly inspect or clean your chimney, soot will accumulate around the flue and possibly enter your room. Falling soot can damage furniture and decorations and cause unbearable damage.

Why let your loved ones suffer when chimney sweep services are easy to get these day? The advent of internet has made it easy to access chimney cleaning services. However, you have to make sure you are dealing with the best providers in the competitive market. Find chimney sweeps who will treat your house like their own house and have the flue clean regularly.