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Chimney Sweeping

Have you cleaned your chimney lately?

Sweeping your chimney regularly will help you to;

Mr Daniells the chimney sweep
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How often should I get my chimney swept?

It really depends on what you burn, how often you use it and the size of your flue. If you do not use your open fire or stove very often then once a year is probably often enough.

If you use your fire every day in the Winter months as a source of heating, rather than a 'feel good' experience then ask your chimney sweep for advice or see our recommended guidelines below.

A sweep takes around 30 - 45 mins for chimney or flue liner, depending on how dirty it is.

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  • avoid a chimney stack fire

  • avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning caused by  blockages in the flue.

  • prolong the life of your chimney or flue liner if you have a wood burning or multifuel stove and validate the warranty, especially if you clean it at the end of the burning season (Summer)

  • increase the efficiency of your fire and thus get your fire burning brighter and warmer so that you use less fuel.

When is the chimney sweep in your area?

Take a look when we are next in your area on our sweeping diary

For more about Chimney Sweeping in Hertfordshire visit facebook.com/chimneysweephertfordshire

Where can I get local fuel?
 

Although it's easy to buy from the supermarket or the local garage, this wood and coal has often travelled a long way to appear on the shelf, is often stored incorrectly and is usually a lot more expensive than it should be. It makes sense to keep local companies in business and to keep your carbon footprint as small as it can be. Here are local fuel suppliers that we ourselves use and trust.

Book your chimney sweep appointment online, find out when we are in your area

Don't forget to get your Chimney Swept - sign up for our Annual Sweep Reminder service!

You should have your chimney swept at least once a year. 

Open fires without a chimney liner 
 

burning only smokeless fuel : sweep once every year

burning only seasoned wood : sweep once every year

burning bitumous coal or a combination of fuels : sweep every 3 months when in daily use and once before the burning season starts again.

 

If you need fuel we have recommended some local suppliers below

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Open fires, Multi-fuel or Wood burners with a chimney liner (or rigid flue)
 

burning only smokeless fuel : sweep once every year at the end of the burning season

burning only seasoned wood : sweep at the end of the season and every 3 months after you start using it again

burning bitumous coal : sweep at the end of the season  in Summer and then half way through the winter season

burning a combination of fuels : ask your chimney sweep for advice after he has swept the chimney. There are no guidelines to refer to

 

If you need fuel we have recommended some local suppliers below

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Oil or Gas Fires and light users of solid fuel fires
 

Sweep once every year

 

Sign up to our Annual Chimney Sweep reminder service

Multi-fuel or Wood burners without a chimney liner 
 

If you do not have a stainless steel liner, clay or pumice lined chimney your installation may be illegal and possibly unsafe. 
Ask your chimney sweep for advice after he has swept the chimney. There are no guidelines to refer to. To get a quote for lining your chimney by a HETAS registered engineer contact us via our HETAS installer website.

 

If you need fuel we have recommended some local suppliers below

Mr Daniells the clean sweep
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Where can I get coal?
 

Get solid fuels delivered to your door by:

  • J Lawman & Sons. Ickleford. Call 01462 451123. 
  • W Jellis Coal Merchants. Stevenage. Call 01438 741409

Where can I get seasoned wood?
 

Get logs delivered to your door by:

  • Phillip Allen (Tree Surgeon). Arlesey. Call 01462 834411
  • Mr Goddard. Pirton. Call 01462 712692
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Sign up to our Annual Chimney Sweep Reminder service 

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