A Little About Fire Safety

Fire Safety

The primary job of a chimney sweep is to aid in the prevention of chimney fires and reduce the risk of dangerous fume emissions from blocked heating applications, flueways and chimneys

fire awareA chimney needs to be swept because it is an exhaust system for your heating appliance. Having your chimney swept by a professional reduces the build up of tar and other deposits which form on the internal walls of the flue way (generally caused as a result of incomplete combustion of the fuels used).

Areas of concern must be dealt with as a matter of urgency . Soot from coal, wood, oil and gas fired systems must be eliminated as well as obstructions such as birds nests etc, removed and to ensure that the flue has not been partially or completely blocked as a result of debris falling down the chimney (generally caused by birds nesting or tiles, slates or masonry falling down the chimney stack).

An unswept flue can lead to poor combustion of your solid fuel resulting in at the very least an inefficient method of heating your home. In worst case scenarios it may also lead to chimney fire or Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Soot is classified as a hazardous product (it contains cancerous carcinogens) we use a state-of-the-art HEPA filter Sturdyvac vacuum with a 99.997% filtration efficiency.

Chimney fires

Chimney fires are an all too frequent occurrence in many homes every year. To help prevent a chimney fire occurring in your property, you should ensure your chimney is swept as often as recommended by the RSDT as seen below



Coal Twice per year
Wood Burning Twice per year
Gas Once per year
Oil Fired Twice per year


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