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We have evolved our sweeping process over the years into a logical and highly efficient
method of removing soot, debris and obstructions, such as birds nests and fallen
brickwork, from within chimneys. We will enter your property fully aware of the type
of fitting you have attached to your chimney pot and the likely reason for it. We
will usually have an accurate estimation, through experience, of how many chimney
rods it will take to reach the chimney stack and your fitting.
Having lay a tarpaulin sheet on the floor in front of the fireplace, we then carry
out a visual inspection of any appliance/fireplace and the inside of the chimney
using a powerful torch.
Once we have assessed equipment required, we then begin to seal the chimney opening
against soot and debris, using our sweeping sheets, which are secured in position
using various specialist adhesive tapes. Having sheeted up correctly, we are then
able to insert our brush and rods. We do not usually carry out any sweeping motions
at this time as the main task is to ensure that the chimney is not obstructed by
any nests, dislodged brickwork or other blockages, prior to employing sweeping motions.
As rods are added and the brush is pushed upwards inside the chimney, resistance
caused by the bristles being bent back on themselves and pressing against the inside
of the chimney should generally support the weight of the rods attached beneath it,
when left to hang unsupported. Your sweep should experience some resistance on changing
direction of movement of the rods from an upwards and downwards direction and on
twisting the rods and brush to work them up through the chimney and ultimately up
through the chimney pot.
Once the brush is out of the top of the chimney and we have confirmed that there
are no blockages, we will then lower the brush and commence sweeping, one rod at
a time, until the brush has appeared back at ground level. During this process, any
debris, soot and dust is caught behind the sweeping sheets, ready for proper removal
by your sweep, using a hand-shovel and plastic hazardous material bags, followed
by the use of a 4 stage HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Once all debris, soot and sheeting has been properly removed, we will then conduct
a chimney smoke test in accordance with building regulations. This ensures that your
chimney is operating in optimum state and highlights any problems not rectified by
proper cleaning, such as down-draft etc.
Finally, we will then complete and hand to you a detailed Certificate showing that
you, as the owner have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that your chimney and/or
appliance has been professionally cleaned, maintained and/or serviced.
What we require:
An unhindered path to a 2m x 2m area (approximately) in front of the fireplace to
lay sheets and place equipment.
Standard Domestic Open Fireplace / Lined Stove £49.00
Chimney is thoroughly swept, back shelf is vacuumed, fire-back is scraped clean,
fire basket and all other apparatus and parts are scraped, vacuumed, stove is cleaned
and fireplace hearth is vacuumed and left at minimum as clean as found. All soot
deposits and debris are taken away for proper disposal. Smoke Test & Certificate
+ Each Additional Flue in same property
(Inglenooks Exempt) £39.00
Public House / Hotel / Bread Oven Chimneys /Flues (Inglenooks Exempt).
Inglenook Chimney (Unlined) £99.00 Lined £59.00
Price reflects time and work involved in completing a professional and thorough sweeping,
often requiring 2 bookings time allowance and entry inside the fireplace sheeting
whilst conducting internal sweeping and scraping. Smoke Test & Certificate Included.
Birds have been known to completely fill a chimney with nesting material to build
up a suitable height for nest position and access / exit of chicks inside the chimney
stack. Nests are also hazardous to health, containing parasites, mites, bird faeces
amongst other nasty things. We can also supply & fit a wide range of Cost Effective
Guards & Cowls.
Dormant chimneys are often found to be in poor condition and un-swept for many years.
Price reflects additional sweeping and checks to ensure proper cleaning and operation
Flue Reamer - Additional £29.00
Where a flue is so badly blocked with tar / creosote build-up that it prevents proper
with traditional brushes and methods, we are now able to use a powered rotating system
clean such flues.
Sweeping from Roof - Additional £49.00
On occasion it is possible to sweep a chimney from the top down where conventional
means are not available, (i.e. Fixed Damper Plates etc). We provide the option to
have the chimney swept there and then, where the cost would be considerably lower
(and to eliminate a delay) for the means of usual sweeping to be installed.
Call Out Charge (Detailed Notification of Non-conformities Issued) £20.00
Should we be booked to attend a property and through no fault of our own we are unable
to complete our work (i.e.Chimney or appliance is unsafe to sweep) we reserve the
right to charge a call-out fee to cover time and fuel costs. A Certificate is issued
detailing the reasons and solutions to rectify.