Am I Required To Have My Chimney Swept For My Home Insurance?

Here are a few FAQs about your home insurance and professional chimney sweeping. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, our contact details can be found below.

Will an annual chimney sweep ensure that my home insurance is valid?

Your insurance company will very likely have some specifications in their small print for that to be done. You must also notify your insurance company if you’re installing a real fire for the first time, because you’re adding to the risk and that may alter your policy – you might not be covered for it.

Can I seep the chimney my self?

You are strongly advised to use a professional chimney sweep as they are fully trained and will issue a certificate as proof of sweeping for your insurance company.

Do all chimney sweeps provide certificates for their work?

Not all chimney sweeps will offer a certificate on completion of their work. ProSweep as chimney professionals offer one as standard ,for the homeowner’s peace of mind and to fulfil insurance conditions.

What is a draw test and is it included as part of a ProSweep chimney sweep?

A draw test is designed to check that a chimney is clear with no blockages. To guarantee the chimney sweeping service has done its job, a draw test must always be carried out. It can also highlight other issues you may be unaware of.

Will the chimney sweep leave a mess?

As professional chimney sweeps, we use many methods to keep your house clean and free of soot while we do our work. Screening the fireplace and using high filtration industrial vacuum cleaners during the cleaning process ensure there is no mess before, during or after the sweep.

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 .

Please contact ProSweep Professional Chimney Sweep on 01626 832051 to discuss your chimney sweeping needs whether for an open fire  or a stove with a metal flue liner, we can advise you on all aspects of chimney maintenance, chimney cleaning and safety.