Premier Chimney Sweeping Services

“Your first call for a clean sweep”

Covering Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham.

Premier Chimney Sweeping Services

“Your first call for a clean sweep”

Covering Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham.

Premier Chimney Sweeping Services

If you need a thorough and professional sweep with no mess and a certificate recognised by your insurance company at the end of it, please give me a call.
Simon Powell – Premier Chimney Sweeping Services

“Your first call for a clean sweep”

Covering Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham.

Bookings and Prices

Poor draw up your flue? Smokey fireplace? Not sure if you need your chimney swept?

For a problem solving chat, more information on what I do, or to make a booking, please call 0759 562 2020 / 0191 268 3147 or email info@premierchimneysweepingservices.co.uk

 

For prices – See SERVICES below:

SERVICES

Chimney / Liner Sweep - £55

This includes:
  • Visual inspection of the stack, pot and cowl (if applicable)
  • Checking the installation and ventilation requirements meet current regulations (Document J Building Regulations 2010)
  • Sweeping as per the Guild of Master Sweeps Code of Practice
  • Carrying out a smoke draw test using a smoke pellet
  • Issuing a Guild of Master Sweeps Appliance Sweeping / Servicing certificate (insurance industry recognised)

Stove / Appliance Sweep & Service - from £55

This includes same as Chimney / Liner Sweep as well as:
  • Inspection of your appliance including the checking of door seals, glass and associated gaskets as well as the condition of its flue pipe
  • Removal and cleaning of the fire bricks and baffle plate and reassembly
  • Cleaning of the glass and fittings as required
  • Confirmation that the installation and ventilation requirements meet current regulations (Document J Building Regulations 2010)
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Bird nest removal

The first 60 minutes is covered by the standard sweeping charge and any time over and above this is charged at £30 per half hour recurring. Please be aware that the removal of a bird’s nest may take anything from an hour to quite a bit more – sorry!

I also offer the following services:
  • Installation of carbon monoxide and smoke alarms
  • Installation of replacement fire rope and fire bricks
  • Removal of tar / creosote prior to re-lining
  • I can arrange CCTV camera surveys and chimney pressure testing

I use a traditional rod and brush/power sweeping method or a Viper continuous rod system depending on what your chimney needs.

WHAT TO EXPECT

How do you do it?

I use a traditional rod and brush/power sweeping method or a Viper continuous rod system depending on what your chimney needs.

What do you need to do before my arrival? Please remove any objects from the hearth area and surrounding mantels, and ensure that there is a clear path to the working area in front of the fireplace or appliance. I will provide adequate dust sheets for the working area but will not be insulted if you choose to ‘sheet-up’ yourself!

Please ensure the appliance or fireplace is not in use, and has had a minimum of 24 hours to cool – this is particularly important with Rayburn or Aga appliances!

Will there be any mess?

Chimney sweeping by its very nature is a potentially messy business, so I aim to protect you and the contents of your home by using dust covers, hearth sheets, soot sheets and foam blocks, as well as an industrial HEPA filtered vacuum. In this way I can keep all the soot and debris
under control throughout the entire process.

How long will it take? On average it should take approximately 60 minutes to carry out the sweeping process from start to finish. However on the rare occasions when there is a large inglenook fireplace to clear or there is an obstruction in the chimney – such as a bird’s nest – it may take additional time, which is chargeable. Any additional charges will be discussed with you before any work is undertaken.

SAFETY

Carbon-Monoxide-Graphic Every year in the UK, over 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, which leads to around 40 deaths. This should be of interest to anyone that burns solid fuels, as carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas, produced by the incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, including gas, oil, wood and coal, and carbon monoxide can be produced by any combustion appliance. If you have one of these appliances you should make sure that it is regularly serviced and maintained by a competent person and that your chimney is regularly swept. Early symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can mimic many common ailments and may easily be confused with food poisoning, viral infections, flu or simple tiredness. Symptoms to look out for include:

  • headaches or dizziness
  • breathlessness
  • nausea
  • loss of consciousness
  • tiredness
  • pains in the chest or stomach
  • erratic behaviour
  • visual problems

If you or your family experience any of the above symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to carbon monoxide, you should seek urgent medical advice from either your GP or an A&E department.

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  • Don’t ‘bank up’ the fire over-night, letting it slumber
  • Ensure your chimney is inspected and swept regularly by a trained and registered sweep
  • Ensure that the fire has adequate ventilation, and don’t block vents. Guild chimney sweeps are trained to check ventilation on every job and detail the results on your certificate
  • Use registered installers for fitting solid fuelled appliances
  • Fit audible Carbon Monoxide alarms and test them regularly

Further information can be found at: https://www.findachimneysweep.co.uk/safety/

Smoketest2-680A chimney fire can often be the result of a heavy creosote build up in the flue. A fire occurs when the tar-like deposits ignite and burn uncontrollably within the flue – the damage is often not restricted simply to the flue and chimney stack, but can easily spread into roofing and structural parts of the building. The best prevention for chimney fires is to have the chimney swept and inspected regularly by a qualified Guild sweep.

The sweeping interval guide below gives you an idea of how often your chimney should be swept

Fuel type Sweeping frequency
Smokeless fuel Once per year
Coal Twice per year
Wood Quarterly
Gas Once per year
Oil fired Once per year

ABOUT US

I am a proud member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps (GoMCS). The Guild was established with the goal of improving standards within the industry by introducing comprehensive training and assessments for chimney sweeps.

While UK sweeps are still not legally obliged to pursue any training or gain any qualifications in order to trade, for a chimney sweep to become a member of the GoMCS they must meet and adhere to strict criteria. These includes carrying comprehensive insurance and being fully equipped to deal with all job situations, whilst also undertaking various levels of training.

This means as a Guild sweep I can provide the highest level of service to my customers whilst having the support and experience of a national organisation.

And, as the Guild is owned equally by all its members, it acts like a co-operative, benefiting from the sharing of information. In this way I am able to draw on years of experience to solve any customer problems. And in the unlikelihood that I can’t help you, I’ll be able to recommend another Guild sweep that can!

The Guild of Master Sweeps now has a consumer website

Visit my profile and see my accreditations on the site here.

Guild Certificate
Power Sweeping Course Certificate
Guild Certificate

Where we're based

Get in touch

Simon Powell - Guild Registered Sweep

Contact us

Address: Great Lime Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 7AH

Tel: 0191 268 3147

Mob: 0759 562 2020

E: info@premierchimneysweepingservices.co.uk

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