01752 404380


Vivid Clean Sweep

Plymouth's longest established

chimney sweep

Click here to add a short description

LEARN MORE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click this text to start editing. This block is a basic combination of a title and a paragraph. Use it to welcome visitors to your website, or explain a product or service without using an image. Try keeping the paragraph short and breaking off the text-only areas of your page to keep your website interesting to visitors.

How often should I have my chimney swept?

To help prevent a chimney fire occurring in your property, you should have your chimney swept as often as recommended by the Fire Service and the Solid Fuel Association:


Appliance Frequency;

Smokeless Fuel - once per year

Coal - twice per year

Wood burning - quarterly when in use

Gas Fire - once per year if designed for chimney sweeping

Oil fired - once per year

Vivid Clean Sweep Plymouth Chimney Sweep
Chimney Sweep Plymouth Vivid Clean Sweep

Do I need to have a lined chimney swept?

Yes, contrary to belief, once you have had a liner installed on your appliance it is very important to sweep the chimney on a regular basis. Yearly minimum intervals are recommended, however, it may be necessary to sweep the flue/chimney every three months when in use.

Do I need to have my gas fire or gas heating appliance chimney swept?

Yes, all heat producing appliances should have the chimney swept on an annual basis. See information below:

The great gas switch -over: Gas Safe Register replaces CORGI 30th March 2009

Gas Safe Register's top tips to keep you and your family gas safe:

  1. Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any gas work in your home - always check their ID card.
  2. Make sure your gas appliances are safety checked and serviced in accordance with the manufacturer'guidelines, or at least once a year.
  3. If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord must arrange for a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out a safety check every year on all gas appliances. You should be given a copy of the safety certificate before you move in or within 28 days of a safety check. If you don't have this certificate ask your landlord.
  4. Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm, which will alert you if dangerous levels are present in your home.
  5. If you smell gas or think there may be a gas leak: turn off the gas at the meter, extinguish naked flames, open windows and leave the area. Seek medical advice if you feel unwell. Call the Gas Emergency Freephone number 0800 111 999

Find a Gas Safe registered engineer by visiting www.gassaferegister.co.uk or by calling 0800 408 5500


Vivid Clean Sweep Plymouth Chimney sweep
Vivid Clean Sweep Plymouth Chimney Sweep

I've just lit my fire and it is smoking - should I have the chimney swept?

If the chimney has been in regular use and hasn't been swept in the last 12 months, you should arrange to have it swept as soon as possible to ensure that it is safe to use. If the fire has not been lit since the last sweep and you can be sure that birds have not nested in the chimney (if there is a cage or cowl preventing their entry) it may be due to the cold or weather conditions. We are happy to provide telephone advice if appropriate or visit your property to assess.

How much do you charge?

We are competitively priced. Please telephone us for a quote. The price we charge will be based on the type of fire and number of chimneys being swept and the location of your property. 


How do you wish to be paid?

We are happy to provide our account details for you to complete an online bank transfer. Alternatively you may pay by cash. We are able to take cheques made payable to "Vivid Clean Sweep" but a surcharge of 70 pence will apply. We can provide an invoice on request.



Vivid Clean Sweep Plymouth Chimney Sweep
Vivid CLEAN Sweep: Remember our Middle Name is CLEAN

Should I cover my carpet and furniture before you arrive?

There is no need to protect your carpet and furniture. We are confident in our ability to keep even the lightest carpets and furnishings clean. We have clean sheeting which we roll out as soon as we enter your property and remove only as we leave. We also wear shoe covers to walk over our own sheeting!

Remember Our Middle Name is "CLEAN"

Click this text to start editing. This block is a basic combination of a title and a paragraph. Use it to welcome visitors to your website, or explain a product or service without using an image. Try keeping the paragraph short and breaking off the text-only areas of your page to keep your website interesting to visitors.