Request a quote from the chimney sweeps at Pearce & Grandson today. We’re always happy to help, and we provide advice and guidance regarding any questions that you may have. View a selection of common queries below, and don’t hesitate to call us for more information.
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?
A. If you find soot is falling onto the fireplace.
B. There is a strong smell of soot in the room.
C. If you have just moved homes and would like to use your fireplace.
D. If you think you have birds or squirrels nesting in your flue.
Q: How often should I have my chimney cleaned?
Smokeless Coal — Once a Year
Wood Fires — Once a Season when in use
Oil Boiler — Once a Year
Gas Fires — Once a Year
Q: What happens to the soot?
A: We can take away the soot or leave it for you — Some people like to keep it for their gardens.