L R BELL
CHIMNEY SWEEP & STOVE MAINTENANCE
Mid & West Cornwall
CHIMNEY SWEEP - A CLEAN CHIMNEY IS A SAFER CHIMNEY!
WHY DO I NEED MY CHIMNEY SWEPT?
Prevent Chimney Fires
Through normal use tars and other deposits build up in your flue. These can affect the function of the chimney,
Improves Air Quality
Smoke can begin to come back into the room as chimneys block with tar buildup, birds nests and other debris. A clean chimney draws well taking fumes and smoke outside where they belong.
Supports Any Insurance Claims
We provide a certificate after each job, this is valid as proof to insurers the chimney has been well maintained in the sad event of any claim needed. It is also useful when selling your house to show to your potential buyers.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SWEEP YOUR CHIMNEY?
No Mess Vac System - Around 1 Hour
We understand it can be daunting thinking about where all the soot may end up, but we pride ourselves on leaving your house as we find it - or better!
After a safety inspection, we seal the front of any open fire. Then we sweep your chimney with brushes, the current, most effective way to remove soot, tars and other build up, a high powered vacuum removes the soot safely into a sealed container.
We begin any job with an inspection of the chimney to ensure work can be carried out safely. We will let you know our findings and give any advice needed. We are registered with Hetas as competent business, giving you peace of mind that the advice we give you is correct.
See their website here www.hetas.co.uk.
Certificate Issued guaranteeing sweep to British Standards
The certificate issued is proof your chimney has been swept in accordance with British Standard BS 6461/BS7566 Pts1-4. These are recognized by all insurance companies.
HOW OFTEN DOES A CHIMNEY NEED SWEEPING?
We will assess your individual needs but as a guide official recommendations by fuel type are:
Smokeless Fuel - 12 monthly
Household Coal - 6 monthly
Wood - 3 monthly
Gas - 12 monthly if designed for sweeping
Oil - 12 monthly
Soot removed from regularly used chimney in Newlyn
Birds nest removed from chimney in St Columb Major
These are massive deposits of tar that had been building over years. The chimney was so full with such limited access that it had to be condemned and lined.
WOODBURNER AND MULTI FUEL STOVE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
WHY WOULD I NEED MY APPLIANCE SERVICED?
Your appliance has parts that will wear out over time, such as bricks, ropes, seals and throat/baffle plates. This reduces the efficiency of your appliance, and begins to make your beloved stove look tatty and worn.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SERVICE?
We will replace any worn out parts, and we are often able to respray your stove, making it look as good as new again!
If you have any queries, or just want some friendly advice, feel free to ring and have a chat.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a silent killer. A working CO alarm will alert you to the gas when it detects 30 parts per million (ppm) in the air in your room. A wood burner that is burning inefficiently can give off 20,000ppm, spiking at 40,000ppm when you open the door to throw another log on. That is enough to kill a person in just 3 minutes!
It is a legal requirement to have a sealed battery Carbon Monoxide alarm for every solid fuel appliance. Just ask and we will supply and fit an audible CO alarm, certified to EN 50291, for your peace of mind.
For more information see the CO Awareness charity website www.covictim.org
Why us? We are........
- Family Owned and Run
- Competively Priced
- HETAS Registered No. 7012
- £2 million Public Liability Insurance