Why Should I get my Chimney Cleaned?


The job of a Chimney Sweep is to remove soot, blockages from your Flue/Liner/Firebox or Smoke chamber. Soot is a deep black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of Amorphous Carbon produced by incomplete burning.  Accumulation of soot can create a potential for a Chimney Fire which could result to cracked flues and even a house fire.  A chimney clean will help create a safer operation of your systems during the heating period.

Do not wait for a Chimney Fire, get your chimney professionally swept regularly.


A Vacuum cleaner only is NOT ACCEPTABLE WAY TO CLEAN A CHIMNEY.  Brushes must be used all the way to the top of your chimney flue.

How often does my chimney need sweeping? stuffed

The sweeping frequencies below are for guidance. Frequency will depend on a number of factors including: Type of fuel, appliance used, duration of use, moisture content of wood fuel, type of chimney. Your chimney sweep will be able to advise on sweeping frequency during the appointment, the sweeping frequencies below are for guidance. 

Smokeless fuel:-     At least once a year

Wood:-                      Quarterly when in use

Bituminous coal:-    Quarterly when in use

Oil:-                           Once a year

Gas:-                         Once a year


Fireback Replacement

Over a period of time, your fireback may crack, brake or crumble.  We offer a replacement service, all our fire-backs are high grade ripped fire backs which can stand heat up to 1530 Degrees Celsius. The Rollback is an old design with deep grooves on the back and sides of the fire area. The reason for these grooves is to delay the flames as they go up the chimney. Also, due to it’s bulk and density it radiates greater heat therefore contributing to the efficiency of the fire.

These Rollback Firebacks are available in 16" or 18"   

Power Sweeping


When power sweeping the brush head through centrifugal force expands to suite the flue you are sweeping it also centres itself, therefore you do not require a vast range of brushes. Because it is not a traditional brush there is no surface tension being created in the sweeping process as the head adjusts to fit the flue. You adjust the force of the sweeping action by increasing the speed of the drill this has the effect of stiffening the brushing action ensuring the cleanest sweep.  

Sweeping Stoves

Chimney Gleamers rods are designed to be extremely flexible, so to pass with ease through the exit pope of stoves and other fuel appliances, dramatically decreasing the chances of creating wear and tear and bursting joints open.

Pushing or forcing a soild sewer rods into stove, through exist pipes and flexible flue-liners to access your flue strongly increases your chances of bursting the joints open, allowing for the gases to escape. This could end up being very costly and extremely dangerous due to the release of carbon monoxide gases.

** Traditional rods are extremely dangerous to use on stoves for one main reason! They are not flexible**  

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