Hampstead Chimney Sweep Services
Sooty and Sweeps provide chimney sweeping services. We’ve been sweeping for over 40 years and we’re proud of our reputation for being arguably the best Sweeping company in Hampstead. Sooty and Sweeps chimney sweepers have years upon years of experience, we are trained to deal with any problems that can occur in all types of chimneys and we’re competent in all aspects of maintenance as well as installing stoves.
Services we provide for Hamstead and across London:
- Flue integrity checks
- Full sweeping
- Pots, cowls and guards
- Fault finding
- Flue maintenance
- Nest/pest removal
- Down draft and all weather solutions
- Stack repair
- CCTV inspections
We pride ourselves in providing a clean and efficient service, and make sure we leave your home in the condition it was found in. We offer our services at competitive prices and can work around your budget. If you have any questions regarding a chimney problem please call our London office on 0207 971 1242, or our Kent office on 01843 639 624 and one of our well informed staff will be happy to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How often should I have my flue swept?
HETAS recommends yearly when burning smokeless fuels, twice a year when burning wood or bituminous coal. The reason it is recommended to have a chimney sweep regularly is because soot builds up inside your flue which can cause a fire hazard, leaving your chimney sweeps too long can cause buildups of soot to the point where smoke can instead of leaving through the chimney leave through your fireplace. This is dangerous as your house can then have a build up of carbon monoxide.
What is involved in Sweeping?
Sweeping a chimney usually requires a good amount of patience and plenty of time to devote to the task (at least half a day to a full day) as well as the having the correct equipment and the right attitude! Chimney sweeping is undoubtedly a messy job so a good amount of pre-planning is paramount, make sure your room is covered in any type of sheet you can find, making sure your furniture is covered too. If you look up your chimney and can’t see straight up it, you may have a blockage, though we recommend hiring a professional if this is the case sometimes the debris is just built up soot or a birds nest. Sometimes though it can be a structural integrity issue such as a misplaced brick that will need professional attention.
If choosing to maintain your own chimney instead of hiring professionals, you will need to be aware that it is important to check for structural damage on a regular basis, small cracks and chips can be patched up alone but large cracks will need the aid of a DIY manual or hiring a professional. Sooty and Sweeps have years of experience in dealing with structural problems in chimneys, our expert advice may be what you need!
Sooty and Sweeps for all your flue sweeping needs in Hampstead and across London.