Frequently Asked Questions.
What do I need to do in preparation for your Visit?
Please clear anything breakable from around your Fireplace, and clear some space for us to work in front of the Fire. Fires, AGA's & Rayburn's should be out and cold. Other than that, we will do the rest.
How long does it take to Sweep a Chimney?
It normally takes us between 40 minutes - 1 hour depending on what size, length and type of Chimney that you have and of course how dirty it is.
Do you make a Mess?
No we don't. On a Normal Sweep, we always try to leave the property at least as clean as when we arrived. We put down Sheets to Protect your Carpets / Floors. We also always screen off the front of the Fire when Sweeping and use a very Powerful Vacuum to stop any Soot escaping into the Room.
How Often should my Chimney be Swept?
As a Minimum, each Chimney should be Swept and checked at least once a Year and because of this we try and remind people when their Chimney is due for a Sweep.
This is backed up by the Fire Service, who specify that Chimneys should be Swept:
- At Least Once a Year When Using Smokeless Fuels
- At Least Once a Year When Using Bituminous Coal
- Every Three Months of Use When Using Wood, (Usually Twice a Year).
What is the Best Time of the Year to Get My Chimney Swept?
Chimneys can be swept at any time during the year to suit your needs. We work all Year round Sweeping. However, the best time to have your chimney swept is at the end of the Burning Season, when you have finished using it in the Spring. That way it is clean and ready to go when you need it later in the year. If you wait until the Autumn you often have to wait up to 8 weeks for an appointment, so booking earlier in the year is helpful for you and for us. We do also book appointments in advance for the following year, so please ring ahead of time and we will try and fit in with your schedule.
Other Helpful Information.
Did You know that many Insurance Companies insist that you have a Certificate of Sweeping by a QUALIFIED Professional Chimney Sweep, backed by a recognized Trade Association (in our case APICS & HETAS) within the last 12 months to validate your policy?
So we always Issue a Certificate On Completion.
Protect Your Family & Home By Our Regular Service.
We are happy to give advice on the Best Fuels and how to use your Fire efficiently.
Andy Pearce - Your Local Qualified APICS & HETAS Chimney Sweep
Fully Qualified & Insured Chimney Sweep based in Lamerton, Tavistock. We provide a Clean & Efficient Service, able to Sweep your Chimneys without making a mess. We are Flexible with the times that we can come to you, even at short notice where possible, and we pride ourselves on being Reliable and on-time.
We can also repair and replace parts on your Stoves, such as Glass & Fire Ropes.
Please ring us to Book an Appointment.
Tavistock, West Devon, North Cornwall and The Surrounding Areas, Including Horrabridge, Yelverton, Dousland, Walkhampton, Crapstone, Buckland Monachorum, Bere Alston, Gunnislake, Lamerton, Brentor, Calstock, Dartmoor, Milton Abbot, Chillaton, Launceston, Okehampton, Callington, Lewdown etc.
We Basically Cover Anywhere within a 20 mile radius of Tavistock!! If in Doubt Please Give Us a Call, if We Can't Get to You, We Will Know a Man Who Can!!
- We Sweep Open Fires, Wood Burners, Multi Fuel Stoves, Aga's, Rayburns, anything that has a Chimney, we can Sweep It!!
- We can Remove Birds Nests from Chimneys Quickly & Cleanly and help to prevent them coming back!!
See the difference Below of Before and After Sweeping.
- After Sweeping!!!
- We also carry out CCTV Chimney Survey's to check the
condition or solve problems with Chimneys and provide Detailed Reports where
- We can also Fit Cowls to Prevent Birds Nests or to Help Protect a Chimney from Water Intrusion. (Depending on Access & Height)
- We also Sweep Chimneys for Lettings Agencies, Landlords & Holiday Lets to help you comply with your due diligence requirements.
So Please Book an Appointment now on: