Very polite, very professional, Access Sweeping arrived when they said they would, swept the chimney and cleared up after themselves. I will definitely be using them again.
Why Do I Need My Chimney Swept?
Burning fossil fuel (Wood, Coal etc.) produces soot, creosote and tar. Some of these substances will cling to the inside of the chimney lining, and over time the flue will become congested or even blocked completely.
This affects the way that your fire or stove performs, producing less heat and allowing smoke to enter the room and it also stops dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide from exiting the flue, presenting a significant and potentially fatal health risk to you and your family.
There is also the risk of a chimney fire when deposits are allowed to build up in the flue. Chimney flues and pots are also popular nesting places for birds and even squirrels, another cause of blockages.
How often should my chimney be swept?
This varies depending on the type of fuel you use. The general guidance is once a year for smokeless fuel, oil and gas, and quarterly for wood and bituminous coal. That said, if the fire or stove is used a lot, it may be wise to arrange an additional sweep.
How Much Does It Cost?
We charge £45 for a standard sweep of a domestic chimney. Additional chimneys would cost £40.
If you have neighbours who require their chimney swept and appointments can be made at the same time then the overall price would be negotiable to reflect our reduced travelling time and costs.
Complications, such as dismantling or moving multi fuel stoves, sweeping flues from additional access points, the removal of nests etc may incur an additional charge but this would be agreed in advance.