I'm a guild chimney sweep reistered with the guild of Master Sweeps covering the Peak District
Why do you need your chimney sweeping?
Chimneys need to allow free passage of gasses released as your fire burns. Regular cleaning will remove soot and creosote, helping prevent dangerous chimney fires. By having your chimney swept the effiencey of some appliances will be increased.
Birds also like to make nests within chimneys, so it is important these and any other blockages are removed
Smokesless fuel, gas and oil fires need sweeping at least once per year
Wood and coal fires should be swept quarterly whilst they are in use
To have more of your questions answered or if you have any concerns please contact me Alternatively you may visit the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps website at
"Guild sweeps undertake an extensive training and assessment process. Training is based around the most comprehensive training manual in the UK. Guild membership requires members to be insured for Chimney Sweeping and equipped to deal with all standard job situations. Because the Guild is owned equally by all its members it can act like a co-operative, sharing information and solving customer problems. In the unlikely event your Guild sweep is unable help you, they should be able to recommend someone who can."