As the winter season approaches it’s the best time for a warm cozy fire. When should you clean your chimney and Why?
It is advisable to have your chimney and fireplace/stove cleaned by a qualified chimney sweep annually. This will prevent a build-up of soot and creosote and greatly reduces the risk of chimney fire.
If any of the following are evident then it’s time to call your chimney sweep.
Always protect your chimney making sure the chimney cap is structurally sound and have a cowl/bird guard fitted to prevent animals/pests entering the chimney during the wintery season.
It is also advisable to have a carbon Monoxide detector fitted.
Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas. Toxic amounts of carbon monoxide can be produced if there is blocked or damaged flues or chimneys.