Chimney Engineering - Chimney Sweeps
Chimney sweeping is a traditional trade dating back hundreds of years. A chimney sweep specialises in one thing; the maintenance of your chimney to ensure it is safe to use. Only a few years ago the remnants of the solid fuel industry in Essex consisted of us and a handful of independent professional chimney sweeps.
We could offer chimney sweeping as part of our services however we believe that its right for an independent professional to regularly check our work and would advise you to be mindful of the traders who do not want any other professional to see their installations.
As with the whole of our industry there are many new chimney sweeping companies that have recently started in their new trade. Whereas we will embrace any new company that prove their competence of modern stove chimney sweeping techniques specific to Essex & London, we are worried about those new sweeps who have little understanding of the technical specifications needed while removing and replacing components of wood burning - multi fuel stoves & boilers we have fitted. Stainless steel chimney liners need a certain method of sweeping to ensure they are not damaged in the process, a professional sweep will have the correct tool for every job.
To guarantee our installations Scarlett @ Design a fireplace insist that your chimney is swept at least once a year by one of the 4 sweeps we recommend. Between them these sweeps cover all of Essex & London and uphold the high standards of workmanship we demand. Your chosen sweep can advise during his/ her visit on any servicing work needed to the appliance that we will undertake as HETAS servicing engineers. Please keep hold of the chimney sweeps certificates which are needed for house insurance and product warranty issues.
Ray Foster – Hullbridge EssexClick here to view their website
Sooty's sweep services - Southend on Sea, EssexClick here to view their website
DDM chimney sweep - Essex, Kent & LondonClick here to view their website
Chelmer chimney services - Chelmsford, EssexClick here to view their website
To avoid chimney fires, smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning, all fuel burning appliances and chimneys require regular servicing by competant engineers.