Flue & Chimney Frequency For Sweeping Guide
As recommended by HETAS, APICS and the Solid Fuel Association.
These are in place to safeguard and protect you.
FAILURE TO HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY SWEP IN ACCORDANCE TO THESE GUIDELINES MAY PUT YOU AT RISK OF CHIMNEY FIRES, CARBON MONOXIDE POISINING AND MAY INVALIDATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD INSURANCE IN THE EVENT OF A CHIMNEY FIRE.
Ensuring Your Chimney Is Swept Regularly Helps Prevent Chimney Fires.
Regular Sweeping Reduces The Risk Of Dangerous Fume Emissions From Blocked Heating Appliances, Flue Works And Chimneys.
The Recommended Frequency Of Sweeping For All Types Of Appliance Is At Least Once Per Burning Season During Normal Use.
Gas Appliance: Once A Year – If Designed For Chimney Sweeping
Oil: Once A Year
Smokeless Fuels: Minimum Once A Year
Bitumous Coal: Minimum Twice A Year
Wood: Quarterly When In Use
For gas and oil appliances not designed for chimney sweeping consult your gas engineer
Certain appliances will also need to be serviced by a specialist engineer. Consult your service engineer for advice.