Servicing and Maintenance
Proper maintenance is essential to ensure efficient and safe operation of a chimney or flue. A blockage or damage within the chimney can lead to chimney fires, ash and soot blowback and build-up of carbon monoxide – all preventable with routine care and maintenance of the chimney.
We recommend that you have your chimney inspected and swept regularly – at least once a year, and twice if the chimney is in frequent use. This will keep the chimney free from soot, birds’ nests and other debris as well as providing early warning of potential problems with the chimney lining or other parts of the stack.
The Soot Doctor ltd offers a full chimney and stove maintenance service and are accredited with OFTEC for this part of our service. A qualified professional chimney maintenance engineer will visit your premises and perform a comprehensive chimney clean and inspection, including the pot and stack. Any issues will be brought to your attention and smaller maintenance tasks can be carried out on the spot. Should our engineer not have a required part immediately to hand, we will source it and return to complete the work.
We are able to provide both planned and reactive chimney maintenance services. Our clients range from private households to local authorities and historic property owners, and we can take on any scale of work, large or small, whether for a single house or a large-scale social housing development.
We always operate with safety in mind and take pride in the high quality of work that we complete, ensuring that your property is left in the same tidy state in which it was found.