A large number of homes in the United Kingdom still have a working fireplace and it’s great to be able to light a real fire for a change and watch the flames flicker. It is especially useful when the power goes off and this is your only source of heat and light. However, your chimney needs to be taken care of as soot and other residues build up that may be a danger to you, your home and your family. Luckily, there are still chimney sweeps in operation in the Orpington area and they are only a quick phone call away.

If you contact your local chimney sweeps in Orpington, they will come to your home or business and make your chimney much safer to use. Here are just a few of the benefits of getting your chimney cleaned regularly.

  1. Regular cleaning means that you get to avoid a chimney fire that can burn up to 2000 degrees and that can permanently damage your existing chimney and threaten your current home.

  1. A build up of soot and creosote can restrict the airflow in your chimney and if it isn’t removed, then this can affect the efficiency of your fire system. You may have to burn more to generate more heat.

  1. Too much soot and creosote can cover up cracks in the chimney system and you may not notice the issues until they become real problems and will cost thousands of pounds to fix. Regular cleaning gives you a clearer picture.

If it hasn’t been done in years, then give your local chimney sweep a call today and protect your property and your family.