A standard sweep will include a visual inspection of the chimney pot and stack, a full brush of chimney/flue, a smoke evacuation test, provision of a Certificate of Sweeping (which your insurance company might need) and the area left as clean as when I arrived.

Also offered:

  • Pots, cowls and bird guards supplied and fitted
  • Stove maintenance, including replacement of fire bricks, glass and general parts and re-roping
  • Crearway chemical clean for a badly neglected flue
  • Inspection reports
  • Bird rescue!

How does it work?

Before I start, the area around the stove/fireplace is covered with clean dust sheets. I then use modern-day power sweeping technology, alongside the more traditional rod and brush method, with an industrial vacuum. The vacuum has a 3-way filtration system, using a HEPA filter, to ensure your home stays as clean as it was before I arrived! 

How long will it take?

A straightforward sweep will usually take around 45 minutes to an hour. All I ask is that before I arrive you have removed any treasured items from around your fireplace, that your grate is empty and, of course, that your appliance is cool. I will need to access your electricity but no other equipment needs to be provided by you, although a cup of tea is always welcome!