Melbourne Chimney Sweeping

Do you have a fireplace whether it be a fireplace in your home, hotel, or restaurant located in Melbourne? Then you need to call Melbourne Chimney Sweeping. Are you aware that regular maintenance of your chimney can provide a much greater fire, reduce the risk of chimney fires, and will emit less smoke. We have been cleaning chimneys and flues all over Melbourne for over 20 years. Some of the most recognisable fireplaces, more than likely have been cleaned by us.

Reasons to get your Chimney Swept

A clean chimney or flue is a safer and much more efficient one. As soot builds, up it will retard airflow and draw of the chimney. Some wood such as Redgum contains a substance known a “CREOSOTE” which is highly flammable. Different types of wood will emit more creosote than others. The denser the wood generally means the more creosote. So a clean chimney cleaned by Melbourne Chimney Sweeping is a much safer chimney! It is a good idea to have your chimney sweep whilst doing renovations, some people wait until they have painted until they get their chimney swept. There is a new regulation, that if you are going to have a gas fire or heater installed into an existing fireplace cavity. You must have the chimney swept and cleaned.

How often should my chimney be swept?

Depending on the frequency of use of your fireplace or wood heater it is recommended that you have it swept annually. Simply email or call Melbourne Chimney Sweeping to arrange your next Chimney Sweep. Also, it’s a great time to sweep your chimney when you are renovating.  Just add it to the trades if you plan on re-instating a fireplace or installing a wood heater.

How do I know my Chimney is dirty?

You will easily see when your chimney is dirty as it will drop soot onto the hearth and the floor of the fireplace it may also smell musty or dirty. We have worked on chimneys ranging from the Victorian era to the latest in wood fires. See our Services page for the types of chimney-related services we provide. Or for a bit of amusement read our ‘Chimney Tales’ for some interesting jobs.

We were interviewed by The Age, please see the article here