IT’S FAR too easy to forget that your chimney needs regular sweeping by a professional.
... there’s a danger that comes with CO detectors, which is simply relying on them too much
CONSUMERS can worry about how to prepare for a chimney sweep ringing the doorbell and setting to work clearing all the muck out of the chimney.
Now that the festive season is over you may be thinking of burning your Christmas tree or parts of it in your woodburning stove or open fire? Keep safe - please see the advice here.
YOU are likely to have all sorts of plans for 2019 - changes to the home, holidays, commitments to relatives, etc. It’s a strange time of year when we think positively but are also aware of our responsibilities.
Getting it right is easy once you know how - you can have a great fire, pollution will be minimised, you’ll save money and your chimney will be cleaner and safer.
Have you had a bird fly down your chimney, or worse still, make a nest on top?
We often get calls from customers who have just moved house and found themselves new owners of an open fire or wood burner. Here's what they ask...
There were around 5000 reported chimney fires 2014 – 2015. The real number will be far greater as not all fires result in an emergency call. Also, as professional sweeps, we know that some customers have smaller chimney fires they are unaware of. Chimney fires can be slow and quiet or burn explosively – noisy and dramatic enough to be detected by neighbours or passers-by.