Chimney Services

Chimney Sweeping & Inspection For the Norwich, Norfolk Area

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Surveys & Inspections

We use state of the art CCTV technology comprising a Wohler Vis 2000 camera with a pan tilting head. This provides a colour image of all areas of the chimney or flue liner. Distance indicators allow easier location of any problem or damaged areas enabling a more precise external entry into the chimney to correct the problem. There is no need to provide scaffolding or other roof access; providing the appliance is correctly installed the camera can be inserted through the appliance.

A written report, detailing internal construction, problem areas and any other relevant findings will follow the survey. If the property is thatched, then the condition of the flue relevant to Building Regulations will be itemised which is useful for ongoing or future reference. We undertake CCTV reports for John Albion Insurance Brokers who specialise in the insurance of unusual homes, including barn conversions and thatched or period timber framed homes. Prior to the survey, it is highly recommended that chimney is swept, so that the structure is visible. We are able to bundle chimney sweeping and inspection service.

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Chimney Sweeping

The cleanliness of your chimney is something that can easily be forgotten about, as it is “out of sight, out of mind.” However, it is important to enlist chimney sweeping service on a routinely basis.

We recommend that your chimney is swept at least once per season for solid fuel and multi fuel appliances and once every five years for gas appliances.  Please remember unused chimneys attract spiders and their webs can effectively close off a flue.  If you wish to use a flue that has not been used for a period of 6 months, we advise to arrange for chimney sweeping service to ensure no blockages or issues.

Benefits of Routine Chimney Sweeping

Improved Efficiency – A clean chimney will function more efficiently than a dirty one. Build up can obstruct the ability for smoke to be filtered out of the house and it may come into your home instead.
Promote Safety – Fires produce creosote, which builds up inside the walls of the chimney. Over time, this build up can become extremely dangerous as thick layers become flammable. Additionally, any build up can block carbon monoxide from exiting your home, creating a dangerous atmosphere inside your home.
Extending Life – Keeping you chimney clean can extend the life of said chimney. Our experts are able to identify is there are any issues during the chimney sweeping process. When your chimney is kept clean and in proper working order, it will last longer.

We provide certificates which can be used as proof of sweeping, as you may be asked for copies in the event of any insurance or warranty claim. For more information or to schedule a chimney sweeping service, contact us today. We proudly provide service to the Norwich, Norfolk area.