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, maintenance recommendations, and repairs can be carried out.

Even if you do not use your chimney much, or haven’t used it in a number of years, you should still have your chimney checked before you plan to use it again, as animals can nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.

 

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