Chinmey sweeping services

It is a common misconception that only gas appliances produce carbon monoxide! However, all appliances that burn fuel produce carbon monoxide. Your solid fuel stove or open fire produces hundreds of times that of gas or oil appliances. This, and the risk of a chimney fire, is why it is important to have your chimney swept by a trained and competent professional. The number of chimney fires is increasing every year and a significant number will be largely due to not having the chimney swept often enough. Other contributing factors include:

  • Burning fuel that is inappropriate for the appliance.
  • Burning fuel with too high a moisture content..
  • Overnight burning.
  • Unsuitable or inefficient stove or chimney

Our chimney sweeping service

By choosing our chimney sweeping service we can aid in the efficiency of many appliances and can provide you with good basic operational and safety information on the use of your stove, fire and the correct usage of fuel. Chimneys require the free unhindered passage of dangerous combustion gasses. Through regular cleaning by a professional chinmey sweep we can assist in the removal of soot, creosote and any potential blockages to help prevent dangerous chimney fires.

Recommended timescales for various fuels

We have added below our recommended sweeping frequencies for verious types of fuel. Frequency will depend on a number of factors including: Type of fuel, appliance used, duration of use, moisture content of wood fuel, type of chimney. We will be able to advise on sweeping frequency during the appointment.

Type of Fuel Frequency
Smokeless fuel At least once a year
Wood Quarterly when in use
Bituminous coal Quarterly when in use
Oil At least once a year
Gas At least once a year

If you would like to receive more information on the above, or are not sure if your chimney is safe, give us a call on 0131 666 0848