When should I clean my chimney?

It is essential to have your chimney swept on a regular basis, at least annually if you use your fire or appliance regularly to ensure the safe operation of your chimney.

Having Galway Chimney Cleaning sweep your chimney eliminates the build-up of soot and creosote and greatly reduces the risk of a chimney fire.

Any of the following would suggest your chimney needs to be swept.

  • Soot dropping into the fireplace
  • Deposits of tar visible in the chimney or stove
  • Strong odour coming from the fireplace
  • Smoking or draught problems
  • Moving into a new home.

Carbon Monoxide!

Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas that is sometimes referred to as “the silent killer”.

Toxic amounts of carbon monoxide can be produced if there are blocked or damaged flues or chimneys.

Galway Chimney Cleaning can supply and install a carbon monoxide alarm in your home to ensure you and your family are protected.

C – Colourless

O – Odourless

P – Poisonous