We are a NACS registered Chimney Sweep covering the Canterbury and surrounding areas. Having your chimney swept should be undertaken annually at the very least whether you have a stove or open fire.
How often should I get my chimney swept I hear you ask?
The answer to this question is different for every chimney. There are many factor which will contribute including the type of fuel you burn and how often you use your stove or fire. It is recommended that once or twice a year if your choice of fuel is wood and at least 2 times a year if you are burning coal products. However if you burn coal and only use your stove on the odd occasion then twice a year is probably a little much.
Generally it is best to have your chimney swept when you feel your main use for the year is over, this for most people would be spring time. There are a couple of reasons for this, firstly it’s not going to mean you have to sit in the cold when winter comes because you have to have a cold flue to sweep and secondly and probably most importantly for lined chimneys is the deposits made within the liner during burn times are corrosive so the sooner these deposits can be removed the better for your liner.
Don’t worry its not going to hurt every now and then to wait a bit, but it is best to get it out of the way as soon as possible.
If you are unsure about when and how often to have your chimney swept ask your sweep. We always aim to help our customers with any questions or concerns. We are even able to give your stove or fire a service too. Keeping your appliance in tip top condition is just as important. We can get replacement parts for most makes and models of stoves.
If you haven’t had a sweep this year yet why not give us a call and we will happily come and sweep your chimney and service your stove. Opening times are on our contact page. Pop into the showroom if you would prefer to talk to someone.
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