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The purpose of sweeping chimneys is to ensure that they are clear of obstruction and to also clear sooty deposits reducing the risk of a chimney fire.
It is essential that the chimney termination fitted is correct for the appliance and fuel type in use. Ventilation requirements are important to take into account.
Both the Solid Fuel Association and the National Association of Chimney Sweeps recommend that chimneys used for burning Smokeless Fuel should be swept at least once a year, those burning Domestic Bituminous Coal at least twice a year and those burning Wood should be swept quarterly when in use, this guidance is normally what your Household Insurers will expect you maintain.
Chimney cleaning is carried out by passing a chimney sweeping brush of adequate size and strength of bristle through the chimney flue, this can be carried out usually from the fireplace opening upwards. The fireplace opening having first been sealed up is then uncovered and any debris generated by the sweeping procedure is then cleared away leaving you a clean flue ready for the next fire.