This picture shows the amount of soot taken from a customer’s chimney
Chimney Cleaning and Stove Specialists
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We service both domestic and commercial properties and clean all types of appliances:
- Open fires
- Log burners
- Multi fuel stoves
- Biomass boilers
- AGAs and Rayburns
- Oil fired appliances
- €200 Kildare County Council.
- €150 Laois County Council.
- €250 Carlow County Council.
- €500 Dublin County Council.
If your chimney has been swept by a certified chimney sweep the above fire brigade charges are normally covered by your insurance company. Most insurance companies will require a chimney cleaning certificate which is issued by a Registered Chimney Contractor.A fire can also cause major damage to your chimney and home. Bear in mind a "Clean Chimney is a Safer Home".
The general recommended frequency for chimney cleaning is:
- Chimneys burning Smokeless fuel – once a year
- Chimneys burning domestic bituminous coal – at least twice a year.
- Wood burning – every three months when in use.
- Chimneys with gas appliances – once a year plus checked by a Gas Safe technician.
- Chimneys with oil appliances – once a year plus checked by an OFTEC technician.
Third degree creosote.
Creosote cleaning stages
- Creosote is normally a dark brown/black substance which can take many forms depending on which stage it is at.
- The first stage is a soot deposit that can be brushed away by using an ordinary standard chimney brush.
- The second stage of creosote is normally of a hardened, shiny appearance which is also known as a glaze but cannot be removed with an ordinary chimney brush and specialist equipment may be required.
- The third stage of creosote is a thicker tar-like consistency and should be avoided. This is extremely difficult to remove and specialist equipment will be required .
- If ignited, creosote can burn for days at extreme temperatures which could cause damage to your chimney and property. Creosote is very corrosive and if accumulated can significantly shorten the lifetime of the chimney
We also chemically clean chimneys to remove heavy tar and creosote buildups. This will help reduce odours from your chimney. If left untreated and not removed, creosote can potentially cause a chimney fire.
Chimney fires burn away the resinous portion of the creosote, but the sooty husk remains. If this husk isn’t removed after a chimney fire, smoke will filter through it rapidly re-depositing fresh liquid resin. In a very short time, the chimney will be as bad as it was before the fire.