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Chimney Maintenance

A chimney should be swept or cleaned every 6 months in order to remove any soot build up or blockages. Our expert, friendly staff also provide repointing and descaling services that conventional chimney cleaning cannot remove.

Repointing

A chimney needs to be repointed as an element of routine maintenance. If it is left, the stack will eventually need to be rebuilt as it becomes weaker and frost further weakens the mortar.

Experienced chimney builders know that the old mortar needs to be raked out to a depth of 15mm. This is a common mistake that many builders make when looking at this job and one that can knock years off the life of your chimney.

Sweeping

A chimney should be swept or cleaned every 6 months in order to remove any soot build up or blockages. Insurance companies advise to sweep your chimney on a regular basis as they are aware that chimney soot fires burn at extremely high temperatures and will often seriously damage your chimney flue.

Descaling

The primary reason for de-scaling (reaming) a chimney is for the removal of the build-up of chimney tar or creosote that can be caused by the burning of damp fuels.

Descaling involves the use of specialised cleaning rods and cleaning whips or chains that are spun at high speed in the chimney. It removes tar and crusted soot that conventional chimney cleaning cannot remove.

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