Why Your Chimney Needs Sweeping

Every chimney which is in use needs to be swept. It’s the only way to ensure there is a safe passageway for dangerous gases to leave the house, and to stop a potential chimney fire

The frequency of sweeping depends on what appliance you have. But as a guide, it should be as follows:

Smokeless fuel:

At least once a year


Quarterly when in use

Bituminous (house) coal:

Quarterly when in use


Once a year


Once a year

Sweeping should be undertaken by someone who has been properly trained.

Enthusiastic amateurs (even when armed with the right equipment) can unwittingly cause no end of damage to a flue – leaving you with a hefty repair bill.

When you book Mr Soot, you are guaranteed a professional service by someone who has been trained to the highest standards, giving you peace of mind.

I use a combination of traditional and modern sweeping methods, depending on the task at hand.

Each sweep consists of the following as standard:

  • Visual inspection of the chimney stack

  • Inspection of the inside of your fire and lower flue

  • The sealing off of your appliance to ensure dust and soot does not enter the room during the normal sweeping process

  • Removal of fallen soot from the grate using a modern, powerful vacuuming

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm check (installations are offered for an additional fee)

  • Smoke evacuation test to ensure your flue is drawing any dangerous fumes and gases away properly

  • The issuing of a Certificate of Sweeping

Mr Soot covers a large area of the North West, including Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester

Don’t delay, book Mr Soot online now!