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.