Chimney Sweeping in the Milton Keynes area and beyond

The importance of a clean chimney

If you’re planning to call out a chimney sweep, then your main concern is probably safety.

According to recent statistics, chimney fires account for up to 7,000 fires in the UK every year — and many of those incidents might have been prevented with a quick visit from a chimney sweep.

In addition, a clean chimney allows the gases and particles from a fire to escape your home quickly, ensuring a better indoor environment.

But safety isn’t the only benefit of getting your chimney cleaned regularly. It’s also important to remember that a clean chimney allows a fire to burn more efficiently, saving you money on fuel and helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

In addition, good chimney maintenance, including regular sweeping, is often a stipulation of stove warranties, and it may also be required by your home insurance — check with your provider for more information.

Friendly and professional chimney sweeps

As experts in the installation and maintenance of wood burning stoves and chimneys, the team at Bailey Stoves is committed to providing a high-quality service to customers throughout Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

We are HETAS registered, so you can rest assured that the chimney sweeping will be carried out to a high standard. Once the work is completed, we will issue a certificate of the sweep, which can be used to provide proof to your insurance company.

To find out more, please take a look at our chimney sweep pricing guide below, or get in touch to book an appointment.

Birds' nests in chimneys

It’s not uncommon for a chimney sweep to find a birds nest — or several! — in a chimney. These are of particular concern, as they can cause blockages, which may not be detected until you decide to light a fire. This is why it’s especially important to call out a chimney sweep if you haven’t used your fire in some time.

As with any chimney blockage, a chimney sweep should be able to clear away birds nests. However, we also recommend you consider having a bird guard installed to prevent the problem — this is available as part of our chimney repairs service.