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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.

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

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