In cities like Edinburgh you may have to burn smokeless fuel in your fireplace or stove, but whatever you burn, oil, gas, wood, coal, you need to make sure that your chimney is regularly cleaned by a qualified sweep who can issue a certificate of completion.
So it is essential that the person who sweeps your chimney is trained, fully insured and certified by a professional chimney sweep organisation. Ablesweep is a trustee and member with the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, is registered with the HETAS 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 give you peace of mind and to protect your family from harmful fumes and safeguard your building from chimney fires.
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 jobs that are generally ignored by official heating and ventilation bodies.
Many people are under the impression that if they are burning smokeless fuel that they don't need the services of a chimney sweep, but that is dangerously wrong.
All fuels, solid, gas, LPG and oil, venting conventionally to the outside must have their chimneys swept to confirm the flue ways are clear to avoid CO poisoning and possiblecaused by the build up of creosote and tar inside the chimney flue.
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.
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 am writing to say how pleased I was with your service - you were right. My Stanley stove has never been better. The draw has increased significantly since you swept the chimney.
I was most impressed, especially as you left the place cleaner than before you arrived!
I will certainly be using you again.
Please book my appointment now for my next clean.
We already provide chimney sweeps services to customers in these areas of Edinburgh Midlothian and West Lothian:
Colinton, Juniper Green, Corstorphine, Fairmilehead, Barnton, Ratho
Balerno, Bonnyrigg, Currie, Dalkeith, Edinburgh* See at top, Gorebridge, Juniper Green, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Loanhead, Newbridge, Pathhead, Penicuik, Rosewell, Roslin,
Armadale , Ballencrieff , Bathgate , Blackburn , Blackridge , Broxburn , East Calder, Harthill, Linlithgow, Livingston, Stoneyburn, Whitburn, Kirkliston, Uphall, Winchburgh, West Calder, Torphichen