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Chimney Sweeping through a small hole in East Dulwich

Blocked off chimney breast

No Hole, No Problem. Creating a small hole in the chimney breast enables us to get our CCTV Camera and Rods into the chimney to sweep and Inspect.

Open hole Ideal for stove

EXISTING OPENING

If you have an existing chimney opening used as storage space, why not covert back to a fireplace or wood burning stove …

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EXISTING FIREPLACE

With An existing fireplace, we can sweep and inspect the chimney, enabling us to advise on any remedial work required or how to convert to an Eco-Friendly Wood burning stove…

Chimney Sweeping can be done through the smallest of holes.

We make a discreet opening, feed our sweeping rods through and up to the top of the chimney pot.
We then sweep downwards with each rod, ensuring all parts of the chimney flue has been meticulously cleaned.

After the sweeping, we set up the CCTV inspection Camera, attached to a special chimney sweeping rod.
We inspect every part of the chimney by swivelling the camera, slowly progressing through the chimney 1 meter at a time.
We continue to do so through the whole of the chimney, until we are into the chimney pot and through.
We inspect as we come back down with the rods too.

We are looking for blockages which can prevent a New Flue Liner being installed.
When an issue is identified we can inform of any extra work which could be involved in fitting a new flue liner.
This enables the installer of the new stove or fireplace exactly what and where the blockage is so it can be removed so the flue is clear for a Flue liner to be installed.

We also check the brickwork, check on the bends and curves and take notes.
We are looking for any breeches in the flue, hazards, flammables, electric cables, gas pipes. Anything which can be dangerous.

We provide a sweep certificate for each individual chimney flue.

This gives comprehensive details of:

Condition of the Flue
Length of the Flue
Condition of the related chimney pot
What has been removed eg. soot, pargeting
Where there are curves
Where any blockages or hazards are
Any leaks or breaches in the flue
Result of the smoke evacuation check

Chimney Sweeping can be done through the smallest of holes.

We make a discreet opening, feed our sweeping rods through and up to the top of the chimney pot.
We then sweep downwards with each rod, ensuring all parts of the chimney flue has been meticulously cleaned.

After the sweeping, we set up the CCTV inspection Camera, attached to a special chimney sweeping rod.
We inspect every part of the chimney by swivelling the camera, slowly progressing through the chimney 1 meter at a time.
We continue to do so through the whole of the chimney, until we are into the chimney pot and through.
We inspect as we come back down with the rods too.

We are looking for blockages which can prevent a New Flue Liner being installed.
When an issue is identified we can inform of any extra work which could be involved in fitting a new flue liner.
This enables the installer of the new stove or fireplace exactly what and where the blockage is so it can be removed so the flue is clear for a Flue liner to be installed.

We also check the brickwork, check on the bends and curves and take notes.
We are looking for any breeches in the flue, hazards, flammables, electric cables, gas pipes. Anything which can be dangerous.

We provide a sweep certificate for each individual chimney flue.

This gives comprehensive details of:

Condition of the Flue
Length of the Flue
Condition of the related chimney pot
What has been removed eg. soot, pargeting
Where there are curves
Where any blockages or hazards are
Any leaks or breaches in the flue
Result of the smoke evacuation check

What to expect on the day of your Sweep

On the day of your sweep, we will arrive as close to the agreed time as possible. We will park in the pre-agreed place and come in to the house to assess what equipment we will need. Sheets will then be laid down throughout, to protect floors and furniture. Once this is done, we will start the Inspection, Sweep and, CCTV Survey if required. 
Afterwards, we will thoroughly clean the work area to make sure that no residue is left over from the cleaning process.

What we ask of you before, during and after the chimney sweep

Please ensure that there is parking available. If you are in a permit-only area, please order us a temporary permit. Any parking expenses will be charged to your sweep bill.
Have cash or card ready for payment on the day. If you will not be in the house during the sweep, please ensure payment is there for us.
Provide as much information as possible before the sweep, including relevant photographs if requested. This allows us to assess the work and to be prepared before we arrive.
Please ensure adequate access to the areas where work will be carried out. This includes removing any candles, pictures or decorations from the fireplace.
Be aware of potential dangers of the work being undertaken. Children and animals should be kept away from work areas for the duration of the visit.
If Possible be available at the end of the sweep, to allow us to talk you through the results.

Tools of the Trade

Our Tools are the latest Rotary Power Sweeping Equipment ensuring a thorough clean of your chimney.
We use a high-powered specialist hoover, fitted with a HEPA filter to remove the soot and residue.
A certificate of chimney sweeping will then be issued, in accordance with NACS guidelines, with the relevant details filled in.

Inspector Flueso provides Blocked Off Chimney Breast Services in the South East London area including Dulwich, Peckham, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Brockley, Nunhead, Herne Hill, Penge Area plus more.

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