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