Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have my chimney swept?

Every chimney that is in use should be swept on regularly to keep it safe and running efficiently. How often depends on the type of fuel you burn.

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I didn’t really use my fire last winter, do I really need the chimney swept?

YES! Birds love to build nests in chimneys during the spring months. It is unlikely you will notice them do this, but birds nests put you at significant risk of a chimney fire or carbon monoxide problem in your home.

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I have a wood burning stove, do I need to have the flue cleaned?

YES! Every flue that is in use should be swept on an annual basis to keep it safe and running efficiently.

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I have a gas fire in my fireplace, do I need to have the chimney swept?

YES! Gas fires create carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that must escape via your chimney. Blockages can result in a potentially fatal level of this dangerous gas in your home.

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What is a chimney fire? How will I know, and what should I do?

A chimney fire is caused by a build up of soot and other materials in your chimney. Whether they are are slow burning and quiet or explosive, they can cause a lot of damage.

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