Frequently Asked Questions

How often should a chimney be swept?

The Guild of Master Sweeps advise a schedule of sweeping thus:

  • Solid Fuel Fires/Stoves/Appliance - Annually for smokeless fuel and twice per year for coal
  • Wood Burning Fires/Stoves/Appliances - Every three months when in use
  • Gas Appliances - Once every year if designed for sweeping
  • Oil Fired Appliances - Once per year
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