Chainsaws & Mowers
2006 Ltd t/a The Heat Shop
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appointment for our Chimney Sweep technician to come to your
Q. Why do I need to have my chimney
A. The main reason is safety! Chimneys must allow dangerous
gasses to pass freely.
Regular cleaning removes soot, creosote, birds nests
and other blockages, allowing free flow of gasses and helping to prevent
dangerous chimney fires. Because gasses flow freely your fireplace will also
burn more efficiently.
Q. How often does my chimney need to be
A.The frequency depends on a number of factors including; the
type of fuel and it's moisture content, the appliance used, the duration of use
and the type of chimney.
Wood burners and open fires require a yearly
inspection with cleaning and repairs done as necessary. It may be necessary to
clean it more than once a year if the fire is used continuously or unseasoned
wet wood is burned. Always remember, prevention is better than cure.
How will I know if my chimney needs to be swept more than once a year?
If the fire is not drawing as well as it normally would, this indicates a
chimney sweep is needed. Other indications are more difficulty than normal when
trying to light a fire and puffs of smoke coming out when feeding wood into the
Q. How will I know if my woodburner needs repairs?
sweeping service includes a free visual inspection of your chimney cap, baffle,
bricks, glass, door seals, etc. We will provide a report and recommend repairs
as required. We generally need to book another time to complete these, however
some are able to be repaired on our initial visit.
Q. Will my insurance
cover me for a chimney fire?
A. Some insurance companies do require
documented proof that your chimney has been swept yearly in the event of a
chimney fire. Hopefully this will be the least of your worries.
Chainsaws & Mowers
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