We usually need to allow half an hour per chimney We will need room to bring in our equipment, so the area in front of the fire needs to be cleared, ideally allowing an area of 2 metres (6 feet) squaredSometimes the chimney can be swept through an external hatch in the chimney breast. It will still be necessary to have access to the house to ensure that no debris falls into the fireplace or causes soot to enter the room during the sweepWe will place sheets over the fireplace to protect the room. However, if soft furnishings or delicate objects are close to the fireplace, we ask that you cover these or remove them for safetyThere is no need to cover all the furniture and surfaces in the room, unless you want toWe also require a live 13 amp socket to plug in our vacuum cleaner and the Sweep will then work at the fireplace using brushes, rods and the vacuum to remove soot
Time your visits right
Most households have their chimneys swept once a year. The best time to have this done is during the summer when you won’t want to use the fire.
The sweeping method we use means that little or no dust escapes into the room. With the vacuum running to keep any escaped soot at bay, we are able to offer a very clean service.
Ask our advice
We love being the ‘experts’ – but we will tell you if we don't know! If, for example, you are experiencing a problem with the ‘draw’ on a chimney, or smoke is blowing back into the room, give us a call; we are very happy to provide advice. If we are unable to help, we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.
Our advice to help people solve these problems is free of charge – after all, we want you to use your fireplace – and use us to clean your chimneys!