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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Marple Chimney Sweep gives good advice across Greater Manchester
Spring is in the air and a good time to get your chimney swept. I have been busy this week sweeping chimneys in Marple, Mellor and Hazel Grove. Whenever I visit a customer's house I will always advise on any issue of safety. Yesterday I visited a customer in Heaton Chapel whose hearth was only 2-3 inches from the open fire - not nearly deep enough. A fire could easily be started by embers falling out of the fire onto the wooden floor.
Fully insured NACS registered Chimney Sweep based in Stockport
As a NACS registered sweep I am fully insured and will also be able to direct customers to appropriate fitters etc. Another customer in Davenport was advised to obtain a CO carbon monoxide alarm - an inexpensive way to help ensure the family stays safe and is alerted in time if there is something wrong.
January is a great time to get your Stockport Chimney Swept!
Many people are now getting back to sorting out their chimneys ready for what could be a cold few months. Now is a great time to get your chimney swept after the very busy pre- Christmas rush. The first few chimneys I swept this year were for people who had just moved into their new houses in Marple and Offerton.
Sweep all the chimneys when you move into a new house
It's always a good idea to have all chimneys in a property swept - even if not in use - as often there will be a huge amount of debris in the flue which can often cause damp problems. In two out of three houses I had to clear out 2-3 bin bags full of twigs and masonry. It's also a good idea to get disused chimneys capped if not in use - this will prevent further rain getting in but allow for ventilation.
Sweeping Chimneys all over South Manchester
Sweeping chimneys in Marple, Offerton and Didsbury today. Many customers are now ordering their logs and coal at the same time as their chimney sweep so that I can bring the fuel with me. We now have an online logs and coal ordering system so that you can order your fuel day or night with delivery being within two working days.
Delivery of logs and coal by your Stockport Chimney Sweep
Winter has found its way to Stockport this week
Winter is getting under way after a short late warm spell. Now is a great time to get your chimney swept in time for the winter. I have swept a few chimneys in Stockport this week where a poorly fitted stove has caused problems with access. In two chimneys there was no means of accessing the flue to clean the deposits off the plate and on one occasion the chimney could not be swept at all.
A professional chimney sweep can alert you to hidden dangers!
A poorly fitted stove may not only be dangerous but can be very expensive as it usually has to be completely refitted. If there is a fire in your property caused by a faulty or poorly fitted appliance you may not be covered by insurance!
Marple Chimney Sweep working on the doorstep this week
Winter is on the way and many Marple people are getting their chimneys swept in time for the cold weather. It's vital that flues are swept regularly to prevent build up of tar and soot and so increase the danger of a chimney fire or poisoning from fume inhalation.
Woodburners and Multifuel Stoves need their flues sweeping too
I overheard someone say that they did not need to sweep their chimney as it had a wood burner with a liner. This a common view but it's wrong! All flues need to be swept whether it's an open fire or stove.
Fuel delivery with your Marple Chimney Sweep
Homefires and Fuels now provide a full coal and log delivery service so that you can combine your sweep appointment with a delivery of dry logs and approved coals.
So our Marple Chimney Sweep Service is perfect if you need fuels delivering to your Marple home too.