Services

Chimney Sweeping

So, no surprises here – we sweep chimneys. We take great care to ensure that your property is kept clean and free of soot and dust. We cover carpets, move furniture where necessary and use a high power HEPA triple filtration vacuum cleaner.

We use traditional rods and brushes but apply modern techniques, so the days of soot and dust everywhere are very much a thing of the past.

Stoves - Wood Burners & Multi Fuel

We use modern specially designed equipment to sweep stoves connected to flexible liners. One of the most common misconceptions we come across is the belief that stoves don’t need sweeping. A modern installation with a flexible liner should be swept regularly as the relatively small flue (often just 5” or 6” diameter) can become clogged up with creosote sooner than a traditional brick chimney flue.

If you’re looking to install a new stove of need advice or a repair carrying out on an existing installation then we’d highly recommend that you contact Chris Clements at Bath Wood Burners Ltd.  Possibly Bath’s best stove installers.  https://www.bathwoodburners.co.uk/

Safety Advice

A major part of our role as a professional chimney sweep is helping to ensure the safety of you and family. This may include advice about your installation, ventilation and the dangers carbon monoxide. We’ll also provide friendly advice about the best way to use your appliance if required.

CCTV Overview

There are times when something just doesn’t seem right about your chimney or flue. It’s often only possible to actually see the first few feet of the bottom of the flue so we can use our CCTV night vision camera to see the parts of the flue that are normally out of sight. We can then show you or even provide you with a recording of what the camera finds. This can be very useful if any remedial work is required to correct a problem. This can be very useful when dealing with the removal of a bird’s nest.

Bird's Nest Removal

Shiny little Jackdaws – master construction engineers! Early in spring you’ll see many of these little fellows hanging around the warm air venting from the top of chimneys. Twig by twig they come and go dropping one at a time down the chimney pot until they catch on the sidewalls. They then continue to drop more and more twigs, one at a time, often many hundreds until they get high enough to build the actual nest containing everything from moss to stockings to cigarette filters.

This marvel of construction can completely block a chimney and must be removed if it is to be used. Hard work but just of the challenges we undertake as a professional chimney sweep. Of course we respect the life of nesting birds and their young so we won’t remove nests during the breeding season.

Bird Guard Cowls

As a dentist will tell you, prevention is better than cure and this is very true when it comes down to preventing birds building nests in your chimney. We always recommend Chris Clements at Bath Wood Burners Ltd for fitting Bird Guards or Chimney Capping.  To get in touch with him see his website: https://www.bathwoodburners.co.uk/

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Coronavirus – Safe Working Procedures

Please ensure that you have read and agree to the following before making a booking or enquiry.

Booking Procedures (If at all possible, please use our online booking request).
When booking please confirm that everyone in your household is free of Coronavirus or associated symptoms for at least 14 days and that no one is Self Isolating or Shielding.
If this changes at any time prior to the sweep you must let us know so that we can reschedule.

Please follow the Safety Procedures below:

□ After exchanging greetings on arrival please stay in a separate area of the property.
(I’ll inform you when I’ve finished or if I need to communicate any issues during the sweep).
□ Observe recommended Social Distancing at all times during the visit.
□ Where face to face communication is necessary we respectfully ask that you also wear a face mask.
□ Open the room windows before, during and after the sweep.
□ Ensure that all doors to the sweeping location remain open for the duration of the sweep.
□ The route to the fireplace/appliance needs to be completely clear of furniture etc.
□ Remove all objects from around and in front of the fire/appliance
□ Any ash or debris should be removed in advance of our visit.
□ Disinfect the fireplace area – hearth, appliance surfaces, doors and handles etc.
□ A plug socket or extension lead should be easily accessible and switched on.
□ If possible please make payments by BACS. (We will invoice you after the sweep).

Safety Procedures I will follow in addition to normal safe working procedures:

□ I will wear fresh gloves and a face mask while attending your property.
□ Freshly laundered sheets will be used to cover the working area of your floor.
□ Soot or debris will be bagged and left on site for safe disposal.(I can place the bag in an outdoor bin if it has open access).
□ I’ll issue a digital certificate and invoice. (I’ll not be asking you to sign the certificate via my device).
□ Lastly, I’m very sorry but I won’t be able to accept your kind offer of tea, coffee or any other refreshing drink – not this time at least!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CVSWP 10/20