Dorset Chimney Sweep - Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne Chimney Sweep Blandford Christchurch

The professional Bournemouth chimney sweep service you can trust

The professional Bournemouth chimney sweep service you can trust
Professional chimney sweep service for Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch & Dorset

Friday, 27 April 2018

Do I need an air vent installed with my fire or wood burner?

Why do I need an air-vent installed?

All heating appliances such as open fires, stoves and wood-burners produce heat from the combustion of carbon based fuels. Gas, oil and solid fuels like coal and wood require enough oxygen to complete combustion triangle below. The heat also enables the chimney flue to function properly, removing the combusted product safely from the property via the chimney as smoke.
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The Fire Triangle (Combustion Triangle).
Open-fires and wood burning stoves draw their combustion air from within the room and are required by Building Regulations to have a permanently open vent installed to provide air from the outside of the property.

Without this ventilation there is real danger that the fire triangle of combustion will be incomplete, this can lead to a high amount of carbon monoxide being produced and reduce the efficiency of your chimney flues up-draught. This can be a deadly combination that can cause emissions of poisonous gases to the room. Which in the worst case scenario can result in sickness and ultimately death to the occupants.

Carbon monoxide is a poison.
Carbon monoxide is a poison.

Vent Overview:

Regular maintenance, inspections & CO alarms throughout the property is advised and customers should always install an air vent and take active precautions to support the safe and continued use of the appliance.

Want to know what size air vent to install?
Visit this great wood stove installing advice site for more information.
Stove Fitters Manual: Do I need an air vent for a wood burning stove?


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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Do you miss sweeps or forget to book in your chimney sweep

Never miss a chimney sweep again with the "Free Reminder Service" from Jim Chim-in-ey.

Regular maintenance to keep your home in smooth working order can be a bit of a bit of a choir and with so many appliances and services to keep on top of its easy to see how you might forget to get your chimney swept.

That's why Jim Chim-iney has created a "Free Reminder Service" to help you get your chimney swept on time.

Why is missing one or two chimney sweeps an issue?

Missing a sweep may void your home insurance in the event of a chimney fire or soot fall. Your chimney sweep also recommends a safe sweeping interval based on your burning habits, soot quality and other variables. Missing that date could head into chimney fire territory.

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Click above to sign-up for the free chimney sweep reminder service.

What does the "Free Reminder Service" from Jim Chim-in-ey actually do?

The Free Reminder service will send you a message giving you plenty of time to book in your chimney sweep at a convenient time that suits you. This will help you to beat the infamous chimney sweep winter rush.

How can I sign up?

You can sign-up by clicking this link - Free Reminder Service link

How does it work?

Jim will send you a polite reminder when its time to get your chimney swept.

How much does it cost?

Its a totally free service.

What area can sign up?

This is a free service for residents within Jim chim-in-ey's chimney sweeping area that he covers. Jim sweeps Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Christchurch, Blandford Forum & Dorset.

Should you wish to book in your chimney sweep today? visit Jim's Contact Page

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Click above to Sign-Up for the FREE reminder service by Jim Chim-in-ey

Recommended article: Five reasons to book Jim as your Dorset chimney sweep?
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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

Friday, 13 April 2018

What is a chimney smoke pressure test?

What is a chimney smoke pressure test?

The smoke pressure test, also known as a chimney soundness test can identify any fault that causes fumes to escape during the normal operation of the appliance. The test is carried out by a professional following the procedure described in the European Standard BSEN 15287-1. To comply with Building Regulations chimneys should be pressure smoke tested to ensure that the appliance is safe to use when planning to reinstate or open up a fireplace. This is because mortar joints can deteriorate with age.

Does a chimney sweep certificate ensure my chimney is sound? 

A simple visual check by your chimney sweep may be used as guidance of the condition of your flue, but please be aware that this check only refers to what can be seen from the ground with a mirror and torch. It is always advised that a pressure smoke test is undertaken. 

What if my chimney fails the smoke pressure test? 

Every part of a property will require repairs over time and a chimney is no different. It is unrealistic to expect an old chimney to be sound for a lifetime. If your chimney fails the soundness test then the test has been successful in preventing you from being exposed to harmful fumes. Yes, It may be necessary to have the chimney lined or an alternative appliance installed, but at least you are safe.

Thinking of opening up your fireplace?

Stay safe and make sure you talk to an experienced chimney sweep in your area before lighting a fire.

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Chimney repair businesses' for people who live in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne or Dorset? 

  • Chimney Geeks - Bournemouth & Poole leaders in chimney engineering
  • Dorset Wood Burner Centre - Suppliers & installers of wood burners and multi-fuel stoves
  • Avon forest chimneys - Wood Burning Stove Installation, Solid/Multi Fuel & Fireplaces Throughout Christchurch, Bournemouth, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire & South West England
  • Chimney Keepers - Provide a chimney sweeping and repair service throughout Dorset and the surrounding areas.
  • Billing Chimney & Flue Services Ltd Offer professional chimney design, installation and repair services across the South of the UK.



Bournemouth Chimney Sweep
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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Ask the chimney sweep Bournemouth Q&A live with Jim chim-in-ey

New Q&A with Jim Chim-in-ey

Want to talk to a chimney sweep or have a question about your fire?
Welcome to Jim's Live Q&A Webinar!
The Bournemouth & Poole Chimney Sweep Webinar

Where do go to find the link to join the chatroom?
http://www.jimchimney.co/p/bournemouth-poole-chimney-sweep-live.html

Jim Chim-in-ey runs live Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions that you can interact with, this gives you the chance to ask Jim any question you have about chimney sweeping, wood-burners and open-fires.

When will Jim be next online for Q&A?
Please find the 2018 calendar below.

2018 Chimney sweep Q&A Calendar
Monday 23rd April 2018 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday 4th June 2018 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday 9th July 2018 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday 20th August 2018 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm

How much does it cost?
This is a free service run by www.jimchimney.co

Facebook Event Page: Ask the chimney sweep Bournemouth Q&A live with Jim chiminey

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Call Jim to book your Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset Chimney Sweep Today
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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Bournemouth Chimney Sweep's Bird Nest Removal

Below you will find the Chimney Sweep's Birds Nest Calendar.

If you have a birds nest in your chimney then it is recommended that you wait until August/September which is the beginning of the chimney sweeping season to remove the birds nest. This is to avoid disturbing nesting birds which are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Jim Chim-in-ey is fully equipped to safely remove even the toughest of birds nest from your chimney and Jim's sweeping area includes Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset. To remove the birds nest Jim uses the latest power sweeping tools to remove the nest from the chimney and with CCTV on-board, Jim can ensure the chimney stack is clear and safe operations.

Nest removal prices start from £77.00 and includes a chimney sweep certificate for insurance purposes.

Beat the chimney sweep winter rush!

Book in your nest removal & sweep today,
call Jim on 07837 672 548.
For more ways to contact Jim ,visit his Contact Page Here.
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Bournemouth Chimney Sweep's Bird Nest Calendar.


I still need the birds nest removed during the bird season?

Being a bird lover, Jim does not facilitate the removal of nests in season and would always recommend waiting until August/ September.

If the removal of the nest must be completed during the bird nesting season, then a breeding bird survey must be carried out by a professional and their advice taken prior to any work commencing.

Breaking the Countryside Act 1981 will result in a fine of up to £5000.00 or up to 6 months in prison.

For more info regarding on the Countryside Act 1981 please visit my previous article - The UK Law that is protecting wild birds.


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Bournemouth Chimney Sweep
Call Jim to book your Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset Chimney Sweep Today
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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

Want to have your chimney swept?

Contact JC Today!