Chimney Fire Damage…

Just a few shots of an extracted flexible flue liner that had a chimney fire burning in it for 45 minutes. Although intact, the flue has had to endure some intense temperatures. This can been seen from the different colours that have formed on the out surface of the liner. The colours approximately correlate to temperatures form 290C or the pale yellow colour up to 540c for the blue and 600C for the dark blue. As a result the flue had to be removed and replaced as it had endured heat way above what it was designed to handle. The chimney fire occurred due to a large tar deposits forming the flue and eventually combusting. The client had been burning large amounts of unseasoned timber for 12 months whilst slumbering the stove 24 hours a day. To top it off they had not had the flue swept in that 12 month duration. To avoid this potentially dangerous scenario and costly resolution please feel free to give us a call to discuss your chimney sweeping needs

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Why is a cowl important…

This is just a small amount of what comes down a chimney after a Jackdaw has used it as his home for a while. After checking that the nest was not in use I set to work pulling enough debris to fill two one ton building sacks! I would always recommend fitting a bird guard cowl to chimney pots so as to stop this happening. The cost of installing a cowl can be recouped very quickly as it can take many hours to remove a nest and thus incurs a considerable extra charge.

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