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Why You need To Sweep Your Chimney

July 31st, 2012|

It is recommend chimneys be swept at least once a year when burning gas or smokeless fuels, and more frequently when burning wood or coal.

The reason it is recommended to sweep chimneys regularly, is to ensure the soot that builds up in your flue is removed or reduced.  If you leave it too long between […]

How Often Should I Have my Chimney Swept

July 31st, 2012|

HETAS recommends chimneys or flue liners should be swept at least once a year when burning authorised smokeless fuels and at least twice a year when burning wood or bituminous coal.

Your chimney and vents should be checked for soundness, that they are free from deposits, and have the correct clearance.  Once checked the appropriate cleaning, […]

Chimney Sweeping and What’s Involved

July 31st, 2012|

Chimney sweeping is an ancient profession which saw a decline when modern conveniences such as central heating started to replace coal and wood burning fires to heat homes.

However, chimney sweeping never went away as people still enjoy gas fires, but in recent years demand for chimney sweeping services has increased as people look for cheaper […]

Does Sweeping A Chimney Make A Lot Of Mess

July 31st, 2012|

Sweeping a chimney is a very messy job and can cause damage to flooring and furniture if not done correctly.

A good chimney sweep places sheets over the floor and furniture in the immediate vicinity of the fireplace opening and hearth before sweeping the chimney.

The fireplace opening is usually screened off as well, and the chimney […]

Why Do I Need a CO Alarm

July 31st, 2012|

Because of the serious threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, it is now compulsory in Scotland to install a CO alarm when a fuel-burning appliance is fitted.  New homes in Northern Ireland, as well as the UK, also have to be fitted with CO alarms before they can be occupied.

It is always a good idea […]

FAQ About Stove Installation

July 31st, 2012|

I have an existing brick built chimney, will I need to have a liner installed for a wood burner?
This will depend on the age of the house, the condition of the chimney and whether or not it has been clay or pumice lined previously.

Sooty & Sweep are HETAS registered installers and have the working experience […]