Chimney Sweep Blog for Marple, Stockport and Greater Manchester
This page features details of NACS Registered Professional Chimney Sweep David Qualter's chimney sweeping jobs in and around Marple, Stockport and Greater Manchester.
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A busy month for Chimney Sweeping in the Stockport Area
October has been a very busy month for chimney sweeping in the Stockport area. Some of the problems I have encountered with poorly fitted stoves include: Lack of soot hatch to remove debris from the register plate, lack of proper finishing and seals around pipe outlets, lack of the correct bird guard or cowl. All of these issues can lead to reduced efficiency at best and escape of poisonous gasses at worse. I always offer advice if see a problem and can refer to a qualified HETAS fitter where necessary to refit an appliance or carry out other essential safety work. This month's chimney sweeping has taken me across the Stockport, Marple, and East Cheshire areas.
Stockport Chimney Sweep busy in Mellor, New Mills and Marple this week
It is now getting busy and I have been out sweeping chimneys across the Mellor, New Mills and Marple areas this week. A couple of common issue arose: I swept the chimneys for a couple who have recently purchased a house in Marple. I did all four chimneys including 2 disused chimneys in the bedrooms.
You should have all chimneys swept when moving home for peace of mind
Often when people move into a house they will only have the main flue swept but it is important to sweep all accessible chimneys when moving into a house - the reason being that damp can build up in a flue that is not correctly ventilated and also the chimney, although not in use, may still be full of soot or birds nest because it has not been swept before it was stopped being used (this may have been many years ago). Once these flues are swept I then advised the customer about proper ventilation and a cap for the chimneys not in use. When purchasing a house I would always advise the customer to arrange for all flues to be swept and a proper certificate prepared for their insurance.
Winter is just around the corner in Stockport and the North West
It is now getting busy with Winter just around the corner. Many customers are booking their Stockport chimney sweep and ordering their logs and coal at the same time. We now have an excellent range of Kiln dried and Seasoned logs and House coal and smokeless coal - all very dry and ready for use.
Free stove survey with your Chimney Sweep in Stockport
If you are thinking about installing a stove we can also provide a free survey with your chimney sweep that will result in a full written quotation. Call us today on 0161 426 0444 to book your chimney sweep.
Avoid the mad rush for a Chimney Sweep in Stockport or Manchester
As Winter approaches, the mad rush for chimney sweeping across Stockport and Greater Manchester will start soon. Home Fires and Fuels offer an excellent reliable Chimney Sweep service across Greater Manchester and we can also deliver your logs and coal at the same time. For customers with stoves we recommend Kiln dried logs (or a mixture of Kiln dried and Seasoned) or our HETAS approved Smokeless coal. For open fires we have Seasoned logs, House coal and smokeless coal depending on whether you live in a smokeless area or not.
Call us now and book your chimney sweep and fuel delivery.
Be prepared for winter in South Manchester with a Chimney Sweep and Fuel
With the hot weather in the North West, it seems as though Winter is a long way off: it soon creeps up on you!
We now offer a logs and coal delivery service which is free if you live within a 7 mile radius of Marple. So you can now order your first supply of fuel and book your chimney sweep at the same time. Full details are available on our 'logs and solid fuel delivery' pages and 'chimney sweep service'.
Chimney Sweep in Manchester ensures you're ready for winter
We've updated our website ordering facility and refreshed our fuel prices leaflet. So whether you live in Marple, Mellor, The Heatons, South Manchester or surrounding areas you can be sure of a comprehensive and reliable service from Home Fires and Fuels. Phone us now for our South Manchester Chimney Sweep Service or order your fuel online.