Sweeping & Servicing
We are fully Hetas Registered and Insured Installers offering all aspects of stove and flue maintenance.
Regular chimney sweeping is of paramount importance. All flues should be swept and stoves thoroughly cleaned and serviced as per the manufacturers guidelines. However, depending on how often you use your stove and the type of fuel you are burning, sweeping and/or servicing may be required more frequently.
Manufacturers warranties are only valid if a competent person carries out the sweeping and servicing at the correct intervals. Moreover, a growing number of insurance companies will require documented proof that the correct maintenance has been carried out. We provide appropriate documentation with every sweep and service carried out which details all of the work undertaken.
Sweeping is essential to maintain the safe and efficient operation of your appliance. Due to the nature of the combustion process, deposits of soot and creosote can accumulate in the flue. This not only reduces the effectiveness and efficiency of your stove but more importantly compromises the safe operation of your appliance and potentially lead to a chimney fire.
Stove servicing involves a thorough inspection of the appliance body and its controls. We ensure your appliance is operating both safely and efficiently by carrying out various operational tests. Any issues that can be corrected at the time regarding consumable items are included in the price such as the replacement of heat resistant silicone and fire cement and the re-gluing of rope seals.
During both the sweeping and stove servicing process we will check that appliance data plates are correctly sited with the appropriate information recorded and that Carbon Monoxide alarms are present and fully operational.
All inspections are conducted to the standards set by HETAS and Building Regulations and are accompanied by a signed certificate that will satisfy landlord obligations and insurance company requirements.
Sweeping and appliance clean out – starting at £40
Appliance inspection and servicing - £30
N.B. If replacement parts are required this will incur an extra cost.