A Certified Guild Chimney sweep will be able to provide you with good basic safety information on many aspects concerning your fire and fuel. They will make many basic safety checks during the sweeping of your chimney and most of these will not require comment.
They check things like:
Is the chimney the right size and material for the intended use? Is the ventilation to the room sufficient?
Sometimes a fire or woodburner can be correctly installed but there are issues with poor function, smoke to the room, lack of heat, black glass etc, etc.
This is where the knowledge and experience of a professional sweep can make all the difference. Even if your sweep can’t solve the problem they have excellent technical resources and back up from the Guild to help them to help you.
In case you hadn’t noticed(!) - Christmas is coming. It’s that traditional time of year when our heads spin with a massive list of Things-To-Do. And whatever we tick on that list, there’s always another thing to think of, and another, and so on.
Radio 4 presenter Steve Carver’s documentary on the run up to Christmas following a Cambridge Chimney Sweep!