How often should I have my Chimney Swept?

Modified on Thu, 10 Aug 2023 at 02:09 PM

The single most important thing you can do to ensure the safe and effective operation of your fireplace or stove is to get your Chimney Swept regularly by a qualified Sweep.  Regular sweeping will remove soot, bird nests, cobwebs and other blockages which can create unwanted problems.

How often should I have my chimney swept?

Before operating a fire for the first time or after a long lay off

Smokeless Coal – At least once a year

Wood – Up to four times a year

Bituminous coal – Twice a year

The summer months are a sensible time to get your chimney swept before professional sweeps get booked up ahead of the busier winter months.

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