It is important to have your chimney swept regularly! UK Fire Statistics show over 30,000 homes have chimney fires due to not getting your chimney swept often enough or burning fuel that is not suitable for the appliance, causing tar to build up in the chimney.
Most insurance companies will no longer pay out for claims made due to chimney fires unless the chimney has been swept by a professional chimney sweep and a valid certificate of sweeping has been issued.
If the fire brigade is called out to a chimney fire and it is proven that the chimney has not been properly maintained the Council can charge you for call out which can be expensive!
We appreciate that sometimes having your chimney swept can be something that gets forgotten so we always call you to remind you when your annual sweep is due.