It’s winter and time to get your chimney swept. HETAS has the top tips you need for vital home maintenance.
Winter is upon us and now is the time to carry out vital home maintenance, avoiding expensive repair bills for the likes of blocked chimneys and the increased risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
GET YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT:
A well-maintained chimney is essential to the continuing efficient and safe operation of all solid fuel burning heating and cooking appliances. HETAS recommends that chimney sweeping is best carried out by a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep at least once a year, depending upon the appliance and fuel being used. All HETAS approved sweeps are members of one of four chimney sweep trade associations and have attended a designated HETAS training course.
Outside of your property, check guttering and remove clumps of leaves and mud that could lead to gutters collapsing or water leaking into a home. Sort out loose or missing tiles and repair cracks around chimney pots and at the roof join and fix render that has come away from the stack.
Benefits of using a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep:
- Confidence that a sweep has obtained the necessary training to safely sweep the chimney
- Assurance that sweeps have had an onsite assessment by their association
- Have the ability to make an informed choice, with a large number of sweeps registered throughout the UK.
For more information, visit hetas.co.uk