Lawrence Butcher
Hayle Chimney Sweep

01736 850 033
07966 547 829

Frequently asked Chimney Sweeping and Maintenance Questions

I have a wood burner. Do I need to sweep my chimney?

Yes. You need to have your chimney swept and checked at least once a year. More often if you are burning unseasoned wood.

I burn smokeless fuel. Do I still need to sweep my chimney?

Yes. You need to have your chimney swept and checked at least once a year.

My chimney is lined, does it need sweeping?

Yes. You need to have your chimney swept and checked at least once a year.

I have a stainless steel liner in my chimney, does it need sweeping?

Yes. You need to have your chimney swept and checked at least once a year.

My chimney is a strange shape with 90 degree bends, can you sweep it?

Yes! We have a number of tools at our disposal to deal with tricky chimneys and flues.

Why do I need a cowl on my chimney?

A cowl serves many purposes, it will prevent birds nesting or dropping things into your chimney, stop rain causing soot falls and also help the fire to ‘draw', lighting easier and burning cleaner.

Smoke is coming into my room, what could be wrong?

You should stop using your fireplace immediately and have your chimney inspected as soon as possible. You could have a blockage, or it may just be a badly fitted cowl that needs attention. DO NOT continue to use your fire until it has been checked.

My fire takes ages to get going, what could be wrong?

You should stop using your fireplace immediately and have your chimney inspected as soon as possible. You could have a blockage, insufficient air flow or it may just be a badly fitted cowl that needs attention. DO NOT continue to use your fire until it has been checked.

I have just moved to a new house and don't use my fire, do I need my chimney swept?

Yes, while you may not be planning to use a fireplace, previous owners may have and you should have your chimney swept to reduce the risk of a soot fall damaging your room contents.

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