Rivington Pike Chimney Sweep

Helping to protect you and your home

Services

Why choose Rivington Pike Chimney Sweep

Exceeding your expectations 

  • Qualified NACS member
  • Established 
  • Industrial vacuum
  • Cleanliness assured
  • Wood burning stove cleaning
  • All types of Chimney's
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Email confirmation
  • Highest Quality Equipment and Tools - Rod Tech UK
  • Price competitive
  • 20 Years Fire Safety Experience
  • We are fully insured - Up to 5 million
  • Discounts on multiple chimneys in same property
  • Discounts on chimney swept on same day in same street
  • Power sweeping
  • NACS Certificate of sweeping

And thats not all .....

Quality assured

  • All work carried out to the NACS Code of Practice
  • Visual inspection of Chimney stack and Chimney pot.
  • Sealing of Fireplace with specially made soot cloths ready for  sweeping.
  • Full brush and vacuum of flue.
  • Removal of any debris and soot.
  • Smoke evacuation test.
  • Bird Guard & Cowl fitting services - will prevent return of nesting birds.

Fire Safety Paramount 

Protecting you and your home,  last year the Fire Service attended 5000 Chimney Fires, don't let yours be one!!  - https://www.gov.uk/firekills

  • Fire Smoke Alarm Fitting and Supply
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm Fitting and Supply


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is another reason why a chimney should be swept. A blocked or partially blocked flue could prevent fuel from combusting or gasses escaping properly, thus causing carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless so is very hard to detect.

It is highly recommended that a carbon monoxide detector is fitted in your house to prevent illness, or in the worst case scenario death.


  • Fire Safety Advice
  • How often to sweep ....

Solid Fuel Appliances Swept once per year for smokeless fuel and twice per year for coal
Wood Burning Appliances Swept every three months when in use
Gas Appliances Once every year if designed for sweeping
Oil Fired Appliances Once per year



For landlords

If you’re a private landlord you must fit at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the properties you rent out. You must also fit a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burner (eg a wood or coal burning fireplace).

You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t fit all the alarms required.

You must test every alarm at the start of a new tenancy.

You might be able to get free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from your local fire service.



Bird Nest Removal

Duty of care

Nest removal is not the easiest thing to do. Chimney liners for stoves are very fragile and can be penetrated by using incorrect equipment.

Consideration has to be given to the building as old masonry flues can be very fragile due to the lime mortar used in their construction. Removing the nest means using extra thick rods and various different attachments. Jackdaws nest a few feet down the flue so can’t be reached from the top. If there is a bend in the flue near the top they will build on this. They pack the top of the nest with mud, so you have to hit it with some force to break it up and it can be several feet thick. As we are working blind at the top of the flue it’s difficult to tell what you are ramming your rods into. Only trust an experienced qualified sweep to carry out nest removal or you may get more removed than you bargain for.

Due to the large amount of stick and debris that they pack the nest with, it can be a messy job. We sheet the area and use an industrial vacuum, but as there is no draw on the flue because of the nest,  there is a risk of fumes containing  carbon monoxide entering the room, which could lead to carbon monoxide  poisoning. Anther reason to ensure you have a carbon monoxide alarm. The best way is prevention by fitting a bird cowl.

 
If you are unsure there is a nesting Jackdaw, then the best advice is to wait until the end of August - September when they have gone.

The breeding season for Jackdaw's is April - July. And if you know the chicks have hatched your sweep will have to wait until they have fled.

They only have one brood so if they lay early in April incubation takes 20 days. The nestlings then fledge at 32 - 33 days, so the first weeks of June would be when you would see the Juveniles.

If they were late breeders in July then the nestlings would fledge late August early September.

They are numerous tell-tale signs to confirm nesting birds in chimneys. Debris falling down the chimney into your fireplace, sightings of adult birds bringing food and removing faecal sacs. Noise from the chicks, enter your loft and listen for calls, if there is a nest you will hear them.

We only remove nests once the birds have left.

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