We often take fire for granted. Not so with folks living in the “caveman” days. For them, there were no matches, pilot lights or Bic
Chimney Sweep Burnley
Professional Chimney Sweep servicing…
Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Great Harwood, Rossendale, Clitheroe, Rimmington, Skipton, Trawden, Colne, Todmorden & surrounding areas.
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Chimney Sweep & Repairs
Installation of Hetas Stoves,
Equipment & Accessories
Thank you for visiting our site, we offer chimney sweep services throughout the Lancashire area.
As we are a full member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps we are able to offer a full range of services using top quality approved tools safe in the knowledge we are fully insured and backed by the Guild of Master Sweeps.
⦿ All types of chimneys and flues cleaned
⦿ Pots and Cowls fitted
⦿ Inglenook fireplaces built
⦿ Smoke Diagnostics test
⦿ Sweeps before installations
⦿ Bird cowls and guards sold and fitted
⦿ Carbon Monoxide alarms sold and fitted
⦿ Birds Nests removed
⦿ Chimney stack repaired
⦿ Domestic and Commercial
Here's some frequently asked questions...
Chimneys need to allow free passage of dangerous combustion gasses. Regular cleaning removes soot and helps prevent dangerous chimney fires. Cleaning improves the efficiency of some appliances, saving you money on fuel. Creosote, cobwebs, nest material etc. will also be removed. Many insurance providers now also insist on a Certificate of Chimney Sweeping.
The sweeping frequencies below are for guidance. The frequency will depend on a number of factors including: Type of fuel, appliance used, frequency and duration of use, moisture content of wood fuel, type of chimney. We will be able to advise on what’s best for you during their visit.
• Smokeless fuel: At least once a year
• Wood: Quarterly when in use
• Bituminous coal: Quarterly when in use.
• Oil: Once a year
• Gas: Once a year
Guild sweeps undertake the most extensive training and assessment programme in the UK. The Guild requires member sweeps to be fully insured for Chimney sweeping and equipped to deal with all standard job situations. Members must undertake regular refresher training. Many members undertake additional professional training and are experts in their field. In the unlikely event your Guild sweep is unable to help, they should be able to recommend someone who can.
In general, we will need a clear passage from your door to the fire and adequate space to work in. Clear any ornaments from the hearth and perhaps from the mantelpiece. In particular, clear the grate of any fuel / ash / rubbish. Pets should be kept secure during the visit. Please ensure your appliance is unlit and cold. Anything of major importance should be kept in storage.
This is a very good question to ask when booking any sweep. The answer is – No.
We have a number of best practice techniques for preventing dust escapes. We provide clean dust sheets to cover the fireplace area and seal the opening, an industrial hepa-filter vacuum is always used to contain soot/dust. A rare exception may be when the chimney is blocked, you will always be consulted before we attempt to remove the blockage.
Yes, absolutely, and perhaps more often than before. Manufacturer’s warranties on the new flue will usually require proof of frequent sweeping. We will issue a Certificate of Chimney Sweeping and can advise on compliance and maintenance aspects of your system.
Yes. Although burning these fuels does not normally deposit soot there are other problems which can affect chimney function and sweeping can solve or identify these. It is often the case that customers employ us ahead of an annual service visit.
Yes! 100% and please do not be tempted to “try it out” before it’s swept. A chimney fire isn’t the kind of housewarming you want. We can help identify potential defects and dangers.
We will remove the nest and recommend a suitable bird guard for your chimney.
Smoke is leaking back into the room, and could be Immediately Dangerous. Don’t use the fire. Contact us and we can diagnose the problem and advise on the solution.
If a chimney is closed off it can get a bit damp. This can turn soot in to an acidic slurry. In an old chimney this slurry can soak into the internal walls causing severe problems. If bad enough, it can penetrate through to the room where it will cause unsightly stains on the walls. Plaster may need to be removed and the brick treated before re-plastering and redecorating. An unused chimney should always be swept and given a little ventilation top and bottom. Ask us how best to do this for your situation.
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Did a great job of our log burner 🔥 would highly recommend.
Thanks Steve you’ve done a fantastic job! I love it! It Will look great when all the plastering is finished.
Highly recommend Dr Flue. Fitted my stove and made an incredible job of it. He sweeps it every year and is a true pro. Fantastic workmanship
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