In cities like Glasgow you may have to burn smokeless fuel in your fireplace or stove, but whatever you burn you need to make sure that your chimney is regularly cleaned by a qualified sweep who can issue a certificate of completion.
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.
So it is essential that whoever sweeps your chimney is trained, fully insured and certified by a professional chimney sweep organisation.
Ablesweep is City and Guilds Qualified, a member and trustee of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps; is OFTEC and HETAS registered, has NICEIC certification, and is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses, so you can be assured of an efficient competent 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 with no mess and no 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 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 possible chimney fires.
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! ...
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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 have spider's webs or birds nesting in them. Building rubble lodged in the chimney from roof work or building work done on other flats at higher levels is a common occurrence.
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:
My friend suggested I call Simon of Ablesweep. Although we regularly have our chimney swept we were under the impression it was normal for there to be soot everywhere afterwards. A revelation; no dust! My wife is delighted since we don't have to spend hours cleaning. I am looking forward to Simon sweeping our chimney in the Spring.
Stephen R Hamilton
We provide chimney sweep services to these areas of Glasgow:
Uddingston, Carmyle, Calderwood, Burnside, Kings Park, Silverbank, Cambuslang, Burnbank, Rutherglen, Cathkin, Greenlees, Bothwell, Tannochside, Birkenshaw, Baillieston, Swinton, Strathclyde, Blantyre, Auchentibber, East Kilbride, Nerston, West Mains, Thorntonhall, Carmunnock, Clarkston, Busby, Castlemilk, Giffnock, Newton Mearns, Whitecraigs, Waterfoot, Eaglesham, Auldhouse,