Why we always smoke test as standard

Sometimes we notice that Chimney Sweep companies offer smoke testing as a somewhat optional extra to their service, and this always comes as a surprise to us as we very much consider it an integral part of the work we do. Before we go on, let us explain what a smoke test consists of, it sounds complicated but, it is very easy and simple to do.

To perform a smoke test, we basically pop some smoke generating pellets in your fireplace or stove ensuring that all windows and doors are closed; we then go outside to observe the smoke leaving your chimney using binoculars. At this point we are checking that everything is clear and working as it should be.

By not undertaking the test we could not be sure that any harmful carbon monoxide is properly leaving your chimney and therefore it increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is simply not possible to guess that the chimney is functioning as it should and as such, if your certificate does not contain that a smoke test has taken place it may not be accepted by some insurance companies which can also lead to problems for homeowners.

Here at ProSweep your safety is our main concern and we certainly do not consider this an optional extra!

ProSweep is the Newton Abbot Chimney Sweep, professional, trained, and fully insured, not forgetting the only Newton Abbot Chimney Sweep that is recognised by Devon Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme. You can be sure of a safe sweep when you book with ProSweep.


ProSweep Professional Chimney Sweep is approved by Devon Trading Standards Buy With Confidence offering a professional and personal chimney sweep & stove flue service in Newton Abbot, Torquay, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Bovey Tracey, Chagford and surrounding towns and villages.Including The Teign Valley .

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