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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Chimney Sweeping across the Manchester Region
A full day chimney sweeping in Manchester this week. I carried out three chimney sweeps in Chorlton, two in Didsbury and one in Sale. One problem came about where a flexible liner had not been correctly fitted to the stove pipe. As no inspection hatch had been fitted it was impossible to fix the problem without removing the register plate.
We will always refer problems to a qualified HETAS fitter for you
I referred the problem to a HETAS fitter who sorted it out and ensured that the stove was working effectively and safely. Part of the problem with some installations is that they have been undertaken by someone who is not qualified or experienced. A common problem with many installations that are not lined is that no sweep hatch has been provided - making sweeping impossible.
We will always provide advice on any problem we encounter whilst sweeping chimneys in Manchester and refer to our HETAS colleagues to remedy an installation problem whenever necessary.
Get your Stockport Chimney Swept for Christmas!
It is starting to get colder and many people are looking forward to Christmas in front of the stove or open fire. To ensure that your appliance is in full working order and ready to use please contact David Qualter to arrange a chimney sweep and smoke test. We carry out chimney sweeping across the Stockport, South Manchester and East Cheshire areas.
We've been Sweeping Chimneys in Wilmslow
This week we are doing a number of chimneys in the Wilmslow areas. A number of customers who have used our services for years are now choosing to order their fuel with us for delivery on the same day. We consistently receive very positive feedback about our service and will go out of our way to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our chimney sweeping service in the Stockport Area and logs and coal delivery services.
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.