Address: 26 Commerce Street, Whangarei 0110
Common questions asked about Chimney sweeps!!
Why do I need to have my chimney cleaned?
The main reason is safety! Chimneys must allow dangerous gasses to pass freely. Regular sweeps removes soot, creosote, bird’s nests and other blockages. Cleaning allows free flow of gasses and helps to prevent dangerous chimney fires. Once cleaned gasses will also flow more freely and your fireplace will burn more efficiently.
How often does my chimney need to be cleaned?
Annually but the frequency depends on a number of factors including; the type of fuel and it's moisture content, the appliance used, the duration of use and the type of chimney.
Wood burners and open fires require a yearly inspection and report with cleaning and repairs done as necessary. It may be necessary to clean it more than once a year if the fire is used continuously or unseasoned wet wood is burned.
How will I know if my chimney needs to be swept more than once a year?
If the fire is not drawing as well as it normally would, this indicates a chimney sweep is needed. Other indications are more difficulty than normal when trying to light a fire and puffs of smoke coming out when putting wood into the fire, not producing as much heat output as normal and Fires struggling to burn.
How will I know if my wood burner needs repairs?
A sweep and inspection of your chimney, we check components to ensure they are all working correctly. We will provide a report and recommend repairs as required for safety and to lengthen the life of the fire. We will send out a quote for these repairs
Will my insurance cover me for a chimney fire?
Some insurance companies do require documented proof that your chimney has been swept yearly in the event of a chimney fire. We are a New Zealand Home heating association qualified company