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Chimney safety advice

Why get my chimney swept?

Regular cleaning will remove soot and creosote, help prevent dangerous chimney fires and ensure a cleaner, more efficient use of your appliance.

Carbon Monoxide and solid fuel safety

Many people think that carbon monoxide only comes from gas appliances but the truth is that ANY fuel that burns creates carbon monoxide. Regular sweeping ensures carbon monoxide and other dangerous gasses are released safely from your home.

Chimney fires

UK fire statistics show that every year over 12,000 houses have chimney fires, often due to a lack of regular sweeping. Most insurance companies will no longer pay out for claims made due to chimney fires unless the chimney has been swept by a professional chimney sweep who issues a valid certificate of sweeping.

More information can be found on the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps web site and the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service web site. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service also distrubute various safety leaflets.