THE SWEEPING PROCESS

 

Preparation
 
A working space is created to put all my equipment into. My special floor runner goes down first, to protect your carpet and then a hearth sheet, made of the same material, for me to work off.

 

Sheeting up
 

Next, I erect a specially made soot sheet and it's put in position in a variety of ways;  tape, props or magnets. This is to ensure no soot escapes. As you can see, my brush and first rod are already in position and vacuum inserted. The hazardous vacuum creates a negative pressure behind the soot sheet, with much of the soot taken sucked up during sweeping.

 

Cleaning the flue
 

After connecting enough rods to reach the top of the chimney, the flue is thoroughly cleaned by use of a Power Rotary Sweep System. I then carefully remove the soot sheet to reveal the remnants of a years worth of burning. Then starts the clear up operation.

 

Open Fire
Clearing up
 

Finally, I carefully remove all the soot/creosote from the grate. I give the whole hearth area a good clean and, after about an hours work, I leave it ready for your next cosy fire. A smoke test is carried out, to ensure you have a good draw and no leaks.

 

Stove with Liner
Start to Finish
Certification
 

After I have packed all my equipment back into my van, I fill out your Sweep Safe chimney sweeping certificate. With the new clean air act strategy now under way, your household insurer may, in the near future, require you to produce a certificate to comply.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

If you have a wood burning stove that needs sweeping, please ensure that your appliance has either been fitted with a lined flue. Or, an access hatch has to be fitted to the closure plate to allow access to the main flue area. Failure to have a correctly fitted stove could result in loss of efficiency and possibly allow dangerous carbon monoxide emissions into your house.

By law, I am unable to dismantle a flue pipes, closure plates or move stoves once they have been professionally fitted and commissioned.

I do not condone any stove that has not been fitted by a HETAS registered fitter, and reserve the right to not sweep any DIY fitted appliances.

If a gas fire needs disconnecting to gain access to the flue area, please ensure you use a qualified Corgi registered gas engineer before booking me.

Google Reviews 

"Dusty is a totally professional sweep. Left the house immaculate and fixed the dodgy door latch on our stove no problem. Offered lots of advice on smoke and Co2 alarms too and provided fully certified records. Cannot fault him."

- Michelle M

"Dusty is very reliable and flexible and does a great job. He left our wood burner looking almost new."

- Alistair F

 

"This year was my first with Dusty Sweeps. He does such a professional job yet is friendly and knowledgeable. A much more thorough service was provided compared to other companies I have used and I will definitely use him every year from now on. Thank you Dusty Sweeps."

- Rachael B