Chimney Sweep Blog for Marple, Stockport and Greater Manchester
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Don't forget to have your chimney swept during a Spring Clean!
Now that Spring is here (technically speaking), it's a great time to have your chimney swept. I carried out a number of chimney sweeps this week in and around Marple, Mellor and High Lane. Sometimes, customers contact me to ask if I can come and have a look at their stove because it's not working properly any more.
A blocked or sooty chimney can stop your stove working properly
Most times this is due to the chimney not having been swept for a long time. A blocked or very sooty chimney can eventually cause a fire and / or lead to harmful fumes coming into the house. Call our Marple Chimney Sweep Service if you are looking for a Chimney Sweep in Mellor or the Stockport area.
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!