Clean chimneys are safer for use and help the environment by assisting the complete combustion of the fuel, which in turn reduces emissions to the atmosphere.
The Sweeps` Role
- The primary job of the Chimney Sweep is to aid in the prevention of chimney fires and
- reduce the risk of dangerous fume emissions from blocked heating appliances, flue ways and chimneys.
- Tarred up chimneys can now be cleaned using Power Cleaning using A W perkins Button Lok rods.
National Association of Chimney Sweeps
- All NACS members are fully insured and work to a code of practice
- A certificate of chimney sweeping is issued on completion of work
- NACS members may also provide valuable advice on operating your appliance safely and efficiently and any remedial work that might be necessary
Cleaning the chimney
- Modern chimney sweeping is an efficient and clean process
- This means eliminating the build up of soot from coal, wood, oil and gas fire systems
- It means clearing obstructions such as birds and animals nest, leaves and building debris, even cobwebs etc
- To help protect you and your home, insure the chimney is brush swept at least twice yearly
- NEW …. NEW … Power Cleaning using A W Perkins’ Button Lok rods!!!
NACS recommendations that chimneys using the following fuels are cleaned…
- Smokeless fuels – at least once a year
- Bituminous coal – at least twice a year
- Wood – quarterly when in use (more important if burning fresh wood)
- Oil – once a year
- Gas – once a year
Ventilation and Flue termination
- Some heating appliances require an air vent or brick to ensure safety and efficiency of operation.
- Never interrupt the air supply by blocking air vents or air bricks.
- Typical patterns, such as these, are only designed for disused flues
- Under no circumstances should they be used with any working device, including wood, coal, oil and gas