Solid fuels are become more popular with rising energy costs and any heating system that has a chimney or flue venting to the outside can present hidden dangers if the chimney or flue is not swept, cleaned or inspected regularly.
So it is essential that whoever sweeps your chimney is trained, certified by a professional chimney sweep organisation and is fully insured. Ablesweep is registered with the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and a board member (Trustee) involved in training/development,; registered with HETAS, OFTEC and the Federation of Small Businesses, so you can be sure of an efficient clean service.
We use the most modern power vacuum sweeping systems to ensure the chimney cleaning is done thoroughly with no mess and no fuss.
Your chimney sweep needs to know about safety issues relating to all kinds of chimneys, fireplaces and flues to safeguard your building from chimney fires, give you peace of mind and to protect your family from harmful fumes.
In Scotland solid fuel burning is becoming 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:
A chimney sweep has to take on roles and tasks that are generally ignored by official heating and ventilation bodies, such as carbon monoxide poisoning.
Deaths related to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning need to be considered. The UK is a front runner in such deaths and accidental CO poisoning due to lack of rules and 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... his service covered just the Midlands region!
A growing number of home insurance companies are including clauses about real open fires or solid fuel stoves in the small print of their policies, invalidating the insurance policy if the chimney or flue has not been swept in the previous twelve months and a chimney fire 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.
We now offer a pressure testing service using state of the art equipment to measure the integrity of flues and chimneys More about
Here at Ablesweep our main aim is the safety of our customers and that we create no mess and no fuss when we clean your chimney.
We have many happy customers.
Here is one Testimonial:
I will not be using Ablesweep again. Unless, of course you emigrate to New Zealand! Once again thank you for many years of diligent chimney sweeping. We will leave your details and certificates for the new family, when they move in. I will miss out chats. Good luck for the future Simon.
We already provide chimney sweep services to customers in these areas of Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway
Ashestiel, Blyth Bridge, Broughton, Clovenfords, Dolphinton, Eddleston, Galashiels, Gattonside, Innerleithen, Lamancha, Peebles, Skirling, Stobo, Traquair, Tweedsmuir, Walkerburn, West Linton, Westruther, Kirkton Manor
Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Moffat, Beattock, Durisdeer, Thornhill, Sanquhar, Kirkconnel, Lockerbie, Carronbridge, Drumlanrig, Penpont, Mennock, Moniaive, Kirkland, Locharbriggs, Lochmaben, Johnstonebridge, Brydekirk, Corsock, Gretna, Eastriggs, Dornock, Parton, Dunscore, Keir, Parkgate, Dulry, Ae, Annan, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright, Kirkpatrick Durham, Langholm, Millhousebridge, New Galloway, Ecclefehan, Dalton, Middlehousebridge, Kettleholm, Sibbaldbie, Newton Wamphray, Robgill Tower, Ringford, Templand, Ruthwell, Terregles, Twynholm Wanlockhead