In Lanarkshire you can be assured of a safe and competent chimney sweeping service from Ablesweep. If you have an open fire, a stove or boiler, you need to make sure that your chimney is regularly cleaned by a qualified sweep who can issue a certificate of completion.
Your local chimney sweep needs to know about health and safety issues relating to all kinds of chimneys, fireplaces and flues to give you peace of mind, to protect your family from harmful fumes and safeguard your building from chimney fires.
So it is essential that whoever sweeps your chimney is trained, certified by a professional chimney sweep organisation and fully insured.
Ablesweep is City and Guilds Qualified, and a trustee responsible for assisting with regional training for the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps; is HETAS registered, has NICEIC certification, and is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses, so you can be assured of a clean efficient service.
You'll be glad to know that we use the most up-to-date power vacuum sweeping systems to ensure the chimney cleaning is done thoroughly without mess or fuss.
We take pride in the cleanliness and efficiency of our service and can guarantee a speedy and technically proficient chimney cleaning service.
Solid fuel burning is becoming ever more popular due to soaring costs of other fuels, so chimney sweeps need to provide an expert chimney sweeping and cleaning service to customers who own appliances that burn fuel, such as:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Blocked Chimneys
Deaths related to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning need to be taken into account. The UK is a front runner in such deaths and accidental CO poisoning due to lack of regulations relating to chimneys and appliances that burn fuel.
What's more ... several years ago whilst sitting my HETAS exams I remember being astonished when the lecturer said that in the previous twelve months he had helped coroners compile reports associated with thirteen separate carbon monoxide deaths as a result of wrong solid fuel appliance maintenance.
And... he served just the Midlands region! ... More about
A growing number of insurance companies are including clauses about real open fires or stoves in the small print of policies. These clauses invalidate the insurance liability if the chimney or flue has not been swept and a chimney fire later on causes damage or a claim is made.
For this reason it is clearly important to use the service of a qualified and registered chimney sweep who will issue a valid certificate which can be presented to the insurance company in the case of a claim for any kind of damage.
You may be wanting to open up an old fireplace.
If you have moved house to a home with a fireplace you want to use, please have your chimney checked before you use it.
Also if there are fireplaces and chimneys that have previously been blocked up, and you want to re-instate them, you are strongly advised to have the chimneys checked to see that it is safe to use for the purpose you have in mind.
Old chimneys in tenement flats may have been capped or had birds nesting in them, or have building rubble from roof work or building work done on other flats at higher levels.
Here at Ablesweep our main concern is the safety of our customers. We create no mess and no fuss when we clean your chimney.
We have many happy customers.
Here is one Testimonial:
.....have your chimney swept be a 'competent person'.
That's at least one good reason for using Ablesweep, although another good reason is that they do a sterling job of getting all the soot and grime that builds up and shifting it before ignites and burns your house to the ground. The service is friendly and the chap who does the sweeping is happy to chat about your heating system, the state of your chimney and offer advice on a range of central heating related topics, very knowledgeable as he is......
there is also that piece of mind element and it means the Mrs stops bothering me about getting the chimney swept before is goes on fire. Honestly some people ! Mean to say, they're very good at minimising mess, and compared to other sweeps we've had there's not mess at all...good stuff!