When & How Often Do I need to Sweep my Chimney?

A good chimney / flue is essential to the continuing efficient and safe operation of all solid fuel burning heating and cooking appliances. Sweeping the flue keeps the chimney clear, to ensure the appliance operates efficiently and safely. This removes any tar like deposits and will reduce the risk of a chimney fire. If wet wood has been burnt it is advisable to sweep the chimney more often to remove these deposits. It is recommended that chimney sweeping is best carried out by an approved Chimney Sweep at least once a year. Always check that the sweep is qualified and leaves a sweeping certificate.

The HETAS ‘Find Chimney Sweep’ search makes it easy to find your nearest HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep: http://www.hetas.co.uk/find-chimney-sweep/

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