Chimney Sweep Blog for Marple, Stockport and Greater Manchester
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Marple Chimney Sweep in Romiley, New Mills and Strines
A number of sweeping jobs starting in Romiley and then to New Mills and Strines today. As the weather starts to warm up a bit many people are taking the opportunity to get their chimneys swept - this makes sense as waiting periods are minimal at this time of year.
Spring is a great time to replace parts when your chimney is swept
It is also a good time to check that the appliance is in good working order - replacing parts where necessary - I am often asked to replace a baffle plate or fire bricks for a stove for example and can obtain parts for most stoves and appliances. Use our Marple Chimney Sweep Service if you need a Chimney Sweep in Romiley, a Chimney Sweep in New Mills or a Chimney Sweep in Strines.
Chimney Sweeping in Poynton and Chimney Sweeping in Offerton today
Four chimney sweeps in the Poynton and Offerton areas today. With Spring approaching many people are now getting their chimneys cleaned after the very long winter season. Spring is a great time of year to get your chimney swept as demand is not so great and also we offer a discount at this time of the year. Use our Marple Chimney Sweep Service if you need a Chimney Sweep in Poynton or Chimney Sweep in Offerton.
Sweeping four Chimneys in Hazel Grove, Stockport
Chimney sweeping in Hazel Grove today. My first customer wanted all four of his chimneys sweeping so I provided a decent discount to account for the reduced travel involved. It's a good idea to get all your chimneys cleaned periodically even if you use them infrequently.
Spring is a great time to get your chimneys swept and you could get a discount too!
A good time to do this is in spring or summer when us chimney sweeps are not mad busy (lets hope that spring is not far away!) Use our Marple Chimney Sweep Service when you need a Chimney Sweep in Hazel Grove in Stockport.
Chimney Sweeping in Didsbury and Chimney Sweeping in Chorlton today
Over to Didsbury and Chorlton today to undertake chimney sweeps. I carried out a 'sealed smoke test' after doing the first chimney sweep in Didsbury. Before fitting a stove, or indeed any appliance, or converting from a gas fire to an open fire for example, it is essential to have the chimney swept and undertake a proper sealed smoke test to check whether the chimney is in a sound state free from leaks. The way of carrying out the test is to cap the chimney at the top and then seal the fireplace opening before placing 3 or 4 smoke pellets in the chamber. The task then is to check the loft and each floor to see if the smoke is leaking out where it should not be.
A draw test or a sealed test are two things a chimney sweep can do for you
Some people mistake a 'draw test' for a 'sealed test'. A draw test is simply to check that the flue is not blocked and the chimney is drawing OK. A draw test is carried out by me after each sweep but a sealed test can also be arranged.
Chimney Sweeping in High Lane and Disley reveals bags of soot!
Chimney sweep jobs in and around High Lane and Disley in Cheshire today.
One customer had an inset gas fire which had been condemned by a Gas Safe Engineer. I arranged for the gas fire to be taken out to enable me to check the flue and discovered that the chimney was completely full of soot and twigs. Sweeping the chimney resulted in three full bags of soot and debris.
A chimney blockage can be very dangerous with a gas fire or real fire stove
I advised the customer to have a bird guard fitted to the chimney and arranged for this to be done. Often, especially when inset gas fires are fitted, the chimney has either not been swept out first or a proper bird guard or gas cowl has not been installed. A chimney blockage with a gas fire can be just as dangerous as one in a real fire, wood or multifuel stove, so get your checked if you want to keep your home safe.