Q. What should I do to prepare for the chimney sweep?
A. In most cases, you will need to leave an area in front of the fireplace (about 2 metres square) to give the sweep enough room to work. Hot ash should always be removed the night before.
Q. How do I know if my chimney needs sweeping?
||1. If you find soot is falling on to the fireplace
2. There is a strong smell of soot in the room
|3. If you have just moved homes and would like to use your fireplace
4. If you think you have birds or squirrels nesting in your flue.