Safe and efficient chimneys in Stanstead Abbotts
To ensure that your fireplace is running safely and efficiently at all times, contact Archway Chimney Services. Our specialists can provide servicing and maintenance for all types of chimneys. With our help, you can have an excellent source of heat during the cold winter months. The well maintained fireplace or stove can also add great character to your room.
Chimneys can develop soot deposits on the walls. Over time, these can obstruct and block your chimney. This, in turn, can interfere with the airflow and prevent harmful gases from escaping out of the room. As these gases are flammable, it can cause dangerous chimney fires if they ignite within the chimney. Therefore, we recommend that you get your chimney cleaned at least once a year.
Chimney sweeping methods
At Archway Chimney Services, we use industry approved power sweeping methods to clean your chimney. Our techniques cause minimal strain on the structure of the flue. We provide heavy duty dust sheets to cover your floors and furniture. We also cover hearths during the sweeping process and vacuum any sooty deposits that may fall down on the flue.
We thoroughly inspect the chimney inside and out. The terminals are also checked to ensure that they are suitable for the application. The chimney is also smoke tested to check for spillage and to ensure that the flue is drawing sufficiently. We provide a report of the findings on a certificate.
Regular chimney cleaning services
Your chimney needs to be serviced at least once a year. However, depending on the usage, type of appliance and fuel used, we recommend the following:
- Solid fuel (smokeless) - annually
- Solid fuel (bituminous) - six monthly
- Gas fuel – annually when in use
- Wood fuel – six monthly when in use
- Oil fuel – annually when in use
We take around an hour to complete our chimney cleaning services. We also provide smoke testing services.
Terms and conditions
Before we take up any chimney cleaning project, we first ensure that the chimney is in a safe and structurally sound condition. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Archway Chimney Services reserves the right to refuse any work that we deem to be dangerous or unsafe. However, we always endeavour to find a solution to any issue that you may be facing.
This was the first time we used Archway Chimney Services and I was impressed. Martin turned up on time, was polite and very clean and tidy, and wasn't messy at all. The new power sweeping system was impressive and they have now scheduled me in for the annual sweep, for which they will call to remind me of next year. Would definitely recommend.