Well, we sweep chimneys of course, but we are trained to do a lot more that involves the comfort and safety of homeowners and their families. Living in a home that uses a fireplace, gas or oil appliances or a solid fuel stove carries a certain responsibility.
Our friend Daniel Hodgson, a chimney sweep in the south was interviewed by the BBC. He explains the importance of having your chimney checked if it has been closed up or not been used for some time.
He also talks about smokeless zones - and fuel needs which will apply to cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. He decribes some common chimney problems that sweeps are trained to deal with.
Chimney Sweeping and Cleaning Services
Power vacuum chimney cleaning
Birds nest removal
Chimney flue cap and cowl fitting or replacing
Water and damp ingress problems investigated
Every home visit includes an inspection of all accessible areas. We're looking for problems in areas you may not think about (such as the attic) where clearances may be a problem or where damage may first appear. We take great care to offer a "mess-free" chimney sweeping service. Chimneys are swept to remove residues in the chimney which can block the flue and prevent proper drafting, and to remove flammable deposits which can cause a chimney fire.
All chimneys that connect to appliances that burn fuel and are vented to the outdoors need to be inspected annually and swept when needed.
You'll barely know we've been there yet you can have the confidence and peace of mind that your fireplace will operate at peak convenience, efficiency and safety.
We help diagnose performance problems with smoky fireplaces. We figure out where those water leaks are coming from and use the latest techniques to repair the damage and prevent future problems.
check the chimney safety
reliably measure the efficiency of the flue
check for leaks of smoke or dangerous fumes into the living areas of a home.
the chimneys up-draught may be badly affected by a leaking flue
relining a chimney may be costly and not always necessary
diagnose back smoking problems
reduce the likelihood of
An initial chimney flue inspection will show up the existence or absence of problems such as build up of soot or creosote, cracks, blockages and obstructions.
A chimney inspection will also establish whether sweeping or repair is necesary.
At Ablesweep , we strive to give the customer the best possible chimney services, and in doing so the professional field that we cover has been extended to offer a chimney pressure or integrity test...>>