Do I need my chimney swept for home insurance purposes?

At Sooty and Sweep, one of the things we are most frequently asked is whether chimneys have to be swept in order to avoid invalidating home insurance policies. If you’re not sure where you stand when it comes to chimney sweeping and home insurance, read on.

 

Checking your policy

If you have your chimney swept and serviced on an annual basis, you can normally rest assured that you are meeting your obligations around insurance and chimney maintenance. We do advise you to read your specific home insurance policy carefully to ensure you fully understand what your obligations are. Though most policies state that you need to have the chimney swept once a year, some policies may require you to have them swept at least twice, so it really is worth taking a second look at your policy.

 

Get the peace of mind you need

In the event that you do need to make a claim, being able to provide a valid, in-date certificate will show that you are maintaining your home properly. All chimney sweeps need to provide you with a certificate once their work is completed, not just for your peace of mind but to ensure you are not invalidating your policy.

 

Draw tests to ensure quality

Draw tests should be carried out when your chimney sweep attends your home or business premises. The test makes sure the service has been carried out efficiently and is carried out to ensure there are no blockages. At Sooty and Sweep, we have many years of experience when it comes to providing chimney sweep and draw test services. Our sweepers are renowned for their professionalism and can be counted on to use the right equipment including market-leading industrial vacuum cleaners to prevent mess from becoming an issue. Our services maintain high air quality, and if blockages have been present, improve it. We also use camera surveys and traditional sweep brushes

to deliver the best results that we possibly can.

 

Accreditation from various bodies

You are welcome to get in touch with us at any time if you do have any queries about what we can do for you. We have carried out more than 70,000 sweeps and have been in the business for almost 40 years, seeing many competitors come and go since our company was first founded. We are an accredited business that offers a highly-dependable service at affordable rates. All our sweepers have undergone stringent training and are amongst the most experienced in London. We are accredited by HETA, the Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps and many more. Many of our customers have been with us for several years and have recommended our services to various friends and family members. We can also work around your schedule and visit at a time that suits you, taking the stress out of chimney maintenance.

 

Get a quote today

Why not get an instant quote today if you need a chimney sweep for home insurance purposes? Get in touch by using the contact form on our site, calling 0207 971 1242 or sending an e-mail to info@sootyandsweeps.co.uk.

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