As the old adage goes, ‘Do it once, do it right’, and this is very true for chimney sweeping. Creosote is a rigid material that locks onto the slightly rough surface of bricks. And once a small amount locks on, it begins to build up and an exponential rate. As it build up, and you don’t have a chimney clean, the inside void in the chimney begins to narrow, and restricts airflow out of the fire. This reduces the ability of the fireplace to draw at through it as designed, leading to a less efficient fire that is more difficult to start and burns cooler. All along, capturing more smoke in the fireplace itself – of which can end up in you lounge. Obviously this is not what you want for you or your family, so that is why we highly recommend having a regular chimney sweep and fireplace service. If no work needs to be done, we’ll tell you that. We have been cleaning chimneys for years, and have seen it all. As you would expect, we get pretty busy around this time of year, so want to give you the best service for your requirements, then move on.
We work hard to give clean your chimney right back to near its original state. This means that the first layer of creosote takes a LOT longer to bind to the bricks, and slows down the overall amount of time until you start noticing a reduced performance in your fireplace. Regular upkeep will lead to a better-performing, safer fireplace in your house.