Of course, the main service for any Chimney Sweep to offer is Chimney Sweeping, and at Oliver Chimney Sweeping we are no different.
You may think Chimney Sweeping is just a case of sticking and brush up and chimney, and sweeping. And in many ways you would be right, but there really is a LOT more to it than that. At Oliver Chimney Sweeping we offer:
- Thorough chimney cleaning
- Smoke tests
- Removal of vermin, such as birds’ nests
- A certificate of chimney cleaning.
Why Do You Need to Sweep Your Chimney?
The main reason is safety. Chimney Sweeping prevents the risk of chimney fires. Fires can be caused by flammable creosote, which can cause extremely flammable fires and even lead to house fires.
Secondly, Chimney Sweeping reduces the chance of dangerous fume emissions which can be caused from blocked heating appliances, flueways and chimneys. Toxic exhaust gasses such as carbon monoxide can of course kill, and has been well documented in the press.
How Often Should You Get Your Chimney Cleaned?
Ideally you need to have your Chimney cleaned once a year. Though this can vary depending on the time of year, and the fuel type:
- Smokeless coals: Once a year
- Wood: Once a season
- Bitumous coal: Twice per year
- Oil: Once a year
- Gas: Once a year
That being said, it is recommended that you consult a professional to be sure. Click here now to get in touch.