It’s a simple fact that a chimney that is regularly cleaned and well-maintained will ultimately perform better, save you money in the long run and will ensure that you can enjoy the long-lasting warmth from your fire when you need it most – in the cold winter months.

So, with this in mind, when was the last time you had your chimney cleaned and the flue thoroughly swept?

Our advice is that you should have your chimney swept once a year at the very least and if you use your chimney on a daily basis then it may be prudent to have it swept twice a year. The best time to do this is just before the winter starts so that you can get your chimney ready for the cold months to come.

Anyone who owns and uses a chimney needs to protect against smoke leaks, blockages, poor ventilation, tar build-up, insufficient draw and down-drought. You also need to keep a close eye on any cracks or faults that develop which could potentially lead to dangerous gases escaping. This is why having your chimney swept regularly is so vital.

What does your chimney do?

Essentially, the main function of your chimney is to funnel away soot, smoke, gases, hot ashes and sparks. Regular chimney cleaning will ensure that your flue is kept safe and not congested with the various soot, tar, debris and even birds’ nests that can often be discovered.

If you haven’t had your chimney cleaned for a while, then now might be a good time to get a date in the diary for us to come around and give it a good clean. You will then be safe in the knowledge that everything will be ready for later in the year. Contact us now to book an appointment.

Sooty and Sweeps offer chimney sweeping in London and Kent.