Hello! Welcome to the online home of Bristles Chimney Sweep Service. A traditional chimney sweep and HETAS Registered Installer.
It is recommended that in normal use, chimneys should be swept as follows:-
1. Chimneys with solid fuel appliances......Smokeless fuels - at least once a year / Domestic bituminous coal - at least twice a year.
2. Chimneys with wood burning appliances.....Quarterly when in use otherwise a minimum of once a year.
3. Chimneys with gas or oil appliances.....Once a year
CHIMNEYS SHOULD NOT BE CLEANED BY VACUUM ALONE -- BRUSHES MUST BE USED -- CLEAN CHIMNEYS ARE SAFER CHIMNEYS.
Very tarry chimneys present a higher risk of chimney fires even if swept regularly.
REGULAR CHIMNEY SWEEPING IS IMPORTANT, FOR WHATEVER FUEL YOU MAY USE.
Standard sweeps £40.00
Winter Sweep Special
Stove maintenance is an important factor in ensuring the safe and efficient running of your appliance. Poor maintenance of your chimney and / or appliance can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide escaping and cause serious harm to home occupants.
I am presently running a "Winter Sweep Special" where I will conduct a sweep of your chimney and service your appliance (NOT GAS) for £60 per chimney / appliance plus parts (usual price £80 plus parts). Gas appliances can be catered for by prior arrangement.
The service includes the following:-
Door seals checked to ensure they are air tight. If they are not, carbon monoxide can escape into the property. It also hinders air supply to the appliance and makes it difficult to control the heat emitting from the appliance and you could be wasting fuel needlessly.
Door glass checked for “misting” / cracks / breakages
Fire bricks checked for degradation / cracks / breaks.
Fire grate checked for cracks / blockages / damage
Ash-pan checked for corrosion (especially prevalent when using smokeless fuels)
Baffle plate checked for cracks / warping / degradation
Integrity of the appliance to ensure it is solid and no obvious cracks have developed.
Smoke evacuation test
Carbon monoxide alarm checked.