Chimney Sweeping2018-09-24T20:09:34+00:00

Chimney Sweeping

Blocked chimneys can lead to chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep your chimney clear and safe with a regular sweep and inspection.

Before entering your property, we check the condition of your chimney and whether it has a cowl on the top. We would then enter your property to inspect the place of work. We will then put our own dust sheets down, protecting your floor and anything else in our place of work (please feel free to put some of your own dust sheets down too, as prevention is always better than a cure!).

Before we begin the sweep, we will ask if there have been any problems with the appliance(s), to ensure we approach the job correctly. Depending on the requirements, we would then choose between either the manual brushes or use the power sweeping technology. We offer this service at no extra cost to the customer, as we just want you to have a nice clean chimney so you can carry on heating up your home safely and efficiently. A vacuum cleaner is used during the sweep to help minimize the amount of soot and dust.

Chimney sweeping is not how it used to be and it certainly doesn’t have to be a messy job! David Joseph Chimney Care pride themselves on being able to do their job effectively and efficiently, without leaving any mess. Once upon a time, chimneys were swept with no proper regard for customer’s properties. Our sweeps treat every house as they would treat their own house. They have access to all the latest chimney sweeping technology and do not want to inconvenience you any more than you already are. They are clean, tidy, knowledgeable and dedicated, so please feel free to ask them any questions as that is what they are there for. If you are lucky enough to have one of our sweeps booked in for a job, please clear the area where the job is located. If you have any dust sheets, please feel free to use them and we will place our sheets on top.

As soot is carcinogenic, you should never attempt to clean your own chimney. David Joseph Chimney Care carry all the correct PPE and tools to carry out any sweep passed their way.

After the chimney sweeping process is completed we would then clean any mess we have made, leaving the soot in a black bin bag outside for the customer to dispose of. We then complete a drought test to check the flue is doing what it is supposed to do, which is to remove harmful smoke from the house.

With every job we aim to leave the property as clean as we found it but, in the very unlikely event a accident occurs, we have insurance in place to give you piece of mind.


Why do I need to have my chimney/flue swept?2018-06-19T21:49:28+00:00

All chimneys and flue-ways should be cleaned and checked to ensure they are free from debris and in full working order before the heating season. A blocked or defective chimney can cause both chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisonings, so it is very important to employ a professional qualified chimney sweep, such as those certified by Sweep Safe.

How can I tell if my chimney is blocked?2018-06-19T22:22:35+00:00

If you notice a change of draw from the chimney and you are getting smoke coming back into the room, this could indicate a blockage.

Nesting birds can also cause blockages in chimneys. When coming home from work, take a quick look up to see if any birds are flying to and from your chimney. A chimney is perfect for a birds nest as it is lovely and warm for them to lay their eggs. Keep an eye out for Jackdaws in particular, as they are renowned for nesting in chimneys.

How often should you clean your chimney?2018-06-19T22:22:45+00:00

Oil – Once a year
Gas – Once a year
Bituminous coal – Twice a year
Wood – Up to four times a year
Smokeless coals – At least once a year