Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping
At Cleanrestore we are trained and certified for the cleaning of chimneys, stoves and flues etc. Our purpose of power sweeping chimneys is to ensure that they are clear of obstruction and to clear sooty deposits thus reducing the risk of a chimney fire. Cleanrestore can remove birds’ nests and creosote with no disruption to flue liners. Remember a “Clean Chimney is a Safer Chimney”.
Both the Solid Fuel Association and the National Association of Chimney Sweeps recommend that chimneys used for burning Smokeless Fuel should be swept at least once a year, those burning Domestic Bituminous Coal and or wood at least twice a year when in use, it is this guidance which your Household Insurers will expect you to maintain. In September 2014, the Department of The Environment introduced a law stating that stoves must be cleaned by a trained and certified technician.
While performing our chimney cleaning procedure we can sometimes discover an issue within the flue, blockage, birds nest, creosote, loose liner etc if this issue cannot be rectified with our Rodtech equipment we can inspect the flue with a CCTV inspection camera. The procedure and costs for this service can be explained on the day if you wish to proceed.
Please go to drop down tab for CCTV inspection (https://www.cleanrestore.ie/chimney-cleaning/cctv-chimney-inspections) for more info on this service.
Why we use Power Chimney Sweeping Equipment
Our power sweeping equipment has been developed by experienced sweeps and is an award winning, Industry approved method of sweeping.
We use this equipment to be able to give our customers the best possible clean.
When power sweeping, the brush head expands through centrifugal force to suit the flue (chimney) that we are sweeping. It also centres itself. Due to the way the heads have been designed, it is actually the sides of the strands that sweep the flue (chimney) causing less damage than incorrectly choosing a traditional brush head to sweep a flue (chimney). There is an added advantage that using the speed of the drill can stiffen and soften the sweeping action. So if you are doing an older style chimney then you would use a low speed (softer) however if you are doing a heavily built up clay / steel flue then you can up the speed giving you unbelievable cleaning action.
CCTV Chimney Inspections
Using our innovative CCTV equipment, we are able to effectively diagnose a range of chimney issues which would otherwise not be identified. Once identified, we can then suggest a suitable solution to rectify the issue.
If you are experiencing issues with your chimney but are unsure of the source of the problem, contact Cleanrestore today to request a CCTV chimney inspection service.
Please call Cleanrestore for expert advice with no obligation.
Cleanrestore can clean all types of stoves, range cookers and open fires using our innovative power sweeping equipment. Using this system, we are able to effectively clean all components, including the tightest of bends in the stove piping. For the best results, we recommend having your stove cleaned at least once annually, as this will ensure it remains in optimum condition. Our power sweeping equipment has been developed by experienced sweeps and is an award winning, Industry approved method of sweeping.
Having your stove and chimney swept by a certified professional at least once a year will reduce the risk of fire and is a requirement of many household insurance companies.
We at Cleanrestore pride ourselves on our efficient, cleanly stove cleaning service. We always respect the area in which we are working and will ensure that all excess debris and dirt is removed. Our stove sweeping services are available at an affordable cost and we are completely transparent with our pricing – we will not charge you any hidden fees.
Chimney Cleaning & Sweeping FAQ
How many fires can there be before cleaning a chimney?
The frequency at which you need to clean a chimney depends on various factors, including the fuel you use, how often you use your fireplace or stove, and the efficiency of your burning practices. Generally, having your chimney inspected and cleaned at least once a year is recommended. However, if you use your fireplace or stove more frequently, you may need to clean it more often.
How do you know when your chimney needs sweeping?
Some of the tell-tale signs that your chimney needs sweeping are:
· Smoke is entering the room due to backflow
· An unpleasant odour persists even in the absence of a lit fire
· Evidence of tar accumulation is visible around the damper or flue entrance
· Soot regularly falls back into your stove or fireplace
· Your fire is not burning as effectively as usual
· Bird sightings around the chimney top or the sound of scratching may indicate the presence of a nest