Services

AREA COVERED. Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Llannelli, Llandielo, llandovery, Ystradgynlais and All towns & villages with 45 mile radius of Swansea. 

I undertake all aspects of domestic properties, including public houses, restaurants, landlord properties, letting agencies and housing associations. 


I am a fully qualified and registered member of The Guild Of Master Chimney Sweeps and therefore you can be assured that all work carried out is conducted to the Industry Standard National Code of Practice for Chimney Sweeps. I pride myself in offering a friendly, professional and reliable service with attention to detail and service of the very highest standard.

Every appliance I sweep is to the approved industry standard code of practice. I use a combination of traditional rods and brushes, modern rotary power sweeping equipment and a high-powered industrial vacuum. A smoke test will be performed after every sweep to ensure your chimney is operating correctly and a certificate will be issued to you. This certificate states your chimney flue has been swept in accordance with the National Industry Standard and is recognised by leading insurance companies.

Types of Service

Chimney Sweeping:

  • Wood burning Stove and Multi-fuel Stove with or without liner.

  • Open Fires 

  • Gas Fires – these would have to be disconnected by a qualified engineer prior to sweep

  • Builders opening (opening ready for an appliance to be installed) 

  • Biomass appliances

  • Thatch properties - ( Insured for sweep of these properties)

  • Smoke Test on completion of Sweep & industry standard certificate issued

Service and Maintenance:

It is important that you have your stove regularly serviced to ensure that it burns well and efficiently.

  • Visual integrity inspection of your appliance

  • Removal and cleaning of the fire bricks, baffle plate, grate and reassembly

  • Cleaning And Fitting of Glass

  • Where applicable, adjusting and lubricating of moving parts

  • New ropes and seals

  • Visual checking that the installation meets current regulations (Document J Building Regulations)


Removal Of Bird Nests or Blockages:

A bird's nest in your chimney will need to be removed by a professional chimney sweep. If the fire is used the smoke can come back into your room along with carbon monoxide. It is also important to ensure that the entire nest is removed.  This will be checked via a CCTV inspection.

Difficulty arises from the fact that once a bird has started to build a nest in your chimney you cannot remove the nest until the end of the nesting season. It is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, punishable by a fine of up to £5000 or six months imprisonment.

 

For more information see the RSPB article. RSPB article Wild Birds

The first hour is covered by the standard sweep charge, any time over and above this is charged at an hourly rate.  Please note that bird’s nest removal may take anything from an hour to several hours.

CCTV inspection:

Camera equipment will be used to do a visual inspection up your chimney or flue to assess any damage or blockages.

 
 
 

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