Chimney Sweeping & Inspection For the Norwich, Norfolk Area
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 the chimney is swept so that the structure is visible. This can be included with the survey.
Surveys & Inspections
In addition to servicing and repairing your heating appliances, we also offer a chimney sweeping options. Please telephone us to arrange an appointment for servicing throughout the Norwich, Norfolk area.
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 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. If there is an issue that needs repair, chimney sweeping can discover the issue so it can be fixed quickly. When your chimney is 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.