How Often Does My Chimney Need Sweeping?
9th November 2014
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Getting your chimney cleaned is an important part of home maintenance and not doing it could lead to a chimney fire, smoke damage as well as various health and safety issues including a build up creosote, soot, bird nests, cobwebs and other blockages. 

So how often should you get your chimney swept? 

According to The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, the frequency of chimney sweeping is dependent on a number of factors: 

  • Type of Fuel
  • Appliance Used
  • Duration of Use
  • Moisture Content of Wood Fuel
  • Type of Chimney 

Your chimney sweep will be able to advise you on frequency but expert guidance indicates: 

  • Smokeless Fuel - Once a year
  • Wood - Quarterly when in use
  • Bituminous Coal - Quarterly when in use
  • Oil - Once a year
  • Gas - Once a year 

Contact The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps to find you nearest Chimney Sweep in Telford and Wrekin, they will have undergone extensive training and assessment and will be highly experienced in sweeping chimneys. 

For some appliances, you must use recommended fuel however for many appliances there is no such requirements and therefore wood is considered a clean fuel that gives off good heat. It is also carbon neutral. 

 Woody Wood Products in Telford and Wrekin is a firewood and wood supplier and offers a wide range of wood and fuel products at great prices.  With friendly and knowledgeable staff, they can give you all of the advice you need on the best fuel for your fire or burner.

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