Power sweeping is the modern way to sweep most open fires, chimneys, flues, stoves and other appliances. The Rodtech system I use is powered by a drill to spin the cleaning head (brush) within the flue. As well as providing a superior clean, it also manages to be gentle to the lining of your flue.
Chimneys should be swept at least once a year to reduce the build up of soot & clear any blockages. Your appliance will operate more efficiently and burn cleaner. You will reduce the risk of fumes escaping into your property and reduce your chances of experiencing a chimney fire. Most insurance companies require a chimney that is in use to be swept annually as a part of their terms and conditions. Some flue liner manufacturers also require proof of sweeping to preserve their guarantee.
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"I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy"
The Answers You Need
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my chimney being swept?
The appliance needs to be cold so make sure there are no smouldering embers from the night before. Remove any ornaments from the hearth and try to clear a space in front of the fireplace so I have room to work.
Will you be able to sweep my flue?
Most fireplaces, stoves, lined flues (internal and external) and inglenooks can be swept but please let me know if you know you have an appliance or flue with access that is difficult or unusual. Also, inform me if you have known problems with your fire such as bad draw or a nest in the chimney.
Should I offer you a cup of tea or coffee?
Only if you want to, though sweeping is thirsty work and I need to keep hydrated (especially in the summer months when a glass of water can make all the difference).
Just for the record....it's milk with no sugar!
What happens to my soot?
I generally put the soot and ashes into your domestic wheelie bin as it is accepted for collection by your local council. Some gardeners and allotment holders ask for the soot to be set aside as extra feed for their plants or compost heap. For any large amount of debris (such as a birds nest) that you would like removed offsite, a reasonable disposal fee can be negotiated.
Get in touch
My chimney sweeping rates start from £55. For more information or to book an appointment, please get in touch with me today. Email is the preferred and quickest method of making a booking - during busy times, it may take me a while to respond to phone and text messages.