Liners

To keep up with maintenance of your liner you should have them swept annually or, if your burning wood, every quarter. At SM Chimney Sweep when we sweep any flue liner, we power sweep them to make sure we clean them to a high standard.
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Chimney Cleaning Logs

If you are burning wood, then your chimney will be building up harmful deposits of tar and creosote, which can be major causes of chimney fires. When you burn the chimney cleaning log, its mixture of special minerals coat and adhere to the creosote in your chimney. The minerals are working to reduce the tar and creosote and so the potential for a chimney fire diminishes. The Chimney Cleaning Log contains a mixture of special additives that are dispersed during the process of burning. The addi...
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Chimney Cowls

  Chimney cowls: why the right cowl on a chimney can stop birds nesting Keeping birds out is the best preventive measure for chimneys Capping your chimney is a very important step in ensuring that you have a chimney which is functioning at its peak performance. The cowl which is used to cap your chimney is extremely important as well, especially when it comes to keeping out birds and other debris which can accumulate within the flume of the chimney. Keep the birds away Co...
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Chimney Sweeping

    Chimney Sweeping: Soot Removal Soot can be a big mess, especially if it has accumulated in your chimney. Fumes and the odours of smoke can linger in a house long after the fire has been put out, and damage from the soot can be irreversible. Where it is true that you can perform a level of cleaning on the chimney, only a professional can get the whole flue free from soot properly. If you have a chimney, then regular maintenance and cleaning of the flume can help in the ...
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Power Sweeping

Power sweeping chimneys of chimneys and the removal of soot Cleaning that goes beyond the brush Chimney maintenance and cleaning is an essential part of many individuals homeownership. Most of the time, a simple maintenance cleaning only requires a professional to sweep the chimney “traditionally” with the use of a brush. However, to ensure that your chimney remains free from any build up, it is advised that you have a deep power sweep performed on your chimney at least once a year. Ch...
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Kiln Dry Wood

With more people choosing wood burning stove to heat their homes, sourcing wood is becoming increasingly popular because it is considerably cheaper to buy than dry, seasoned wood. How to dry your own wood 1. After felling, Green wood should be stacked and left to dry in a sheltered store. Note that green wood is heavy and will require a robust structure. 2.Timing of felling is essential; standing timber will be driest in winter. Depending on the type of wood, drying usually takes 2 year...
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Chimney Cowl

  Chimney cowls: why the right cowl on a chimney can stop birds nesting Keeping birds out is the best preventive measure for chimneys Capping your chimney is a very important step in ensuring that you have a chimney which is functioning at its peak performance. The cowl which is used to cap your chimney is extremely important as well, especially when it comes to keeping out birds and other debris which can accumulate within the flume of the chimney. Keep the birds away Co...
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Chimney Fires

  Chimney fires and why tar can cause chimney fires! How having your chimney cleaned can save your home In Cornwall, the council stated in a recent report that nearly 6,000 chimney fires occur every year in England. Most of these fires were a direct result from not maintaining the cleanliness of chimney, specifically the removal of tar. In most instances, the chimney fire resulted in substantial structural damage to the property. In a few cases the residence was damaged beyond repa...
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Why Choose SM Chimney Sweep

Why choose SM Chimney Sweep? We have over 10 years experience in sweeping chimneys and maintaining chimneys. Throw out the years we have seen all kind of problems from burning the wrong fuel in wood burning stove and open fires to birds nesting in chimneys. No job to small no job to big we take on all kind of chimney work. If we think your stove has been fitted dangerous we will work with you to get the right tradesman in to put the stove right and safe. We work very closely with different compa...
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