Making your chimney clear again!

Welcome to Simply Chimney Sweeping

Simply Chimney Sweeping are your local experts offering you chimney sweeping
services that are second to none. The primary job of the chimney sweep is to
aid in the prevention of chimney fires, reduce the risk of dangerous fumes and
emissions from blocked flueways and chimneys.

Why do I need to have my chimney/flue swept?
Chimneys need to allow the free passage of dangerous combustion gasses. Regular sweeping will remove
soot, bird nests, cobwebs, and any other blockages. It also removes creosote, which will help to prevent
dangerous chimney fires.


How often does my chimney need sweeping?
It depends on various factors including the type of fuel used, appliance, duration of use, moisture content
of wood fuel, and the type of chimney you have.
The sweeping frequencies below are for guidance purposes only:-
• Smokeless fuel: At least once a year
• Wood: Quarterly when in use
• Bituminous coal: Quarterly when in use


Will having my Chimney Swept make a mess?
We are very conscious of making as little mess as possible.
However, please be aware that there are exceptional circumstances e.g. if a chimney may be blocked with
a bird's nest, which makes it difficult to guarantee that no mess will be made.


I’ve just moved house – do I need to have my chimney cleaned?
Yes, as you may not necessarily know when it was last cleaned properly by a professional Chimney
Sweep.


Why do I need my chimney swept before it is closed off?
If a chimney is closed off, it can become damp. If there is soot in your chimney, then this soot can turn
into a black acidic slurry that in an old chimney can soak into the internal walls causing severe problems.
If the damp gets bad, then it can penetrate through the wall into the room where it will cause unpleasant
stains on the walls.

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