We recently did a really messy chimney sweep in Melton Mowbray in NE Leicestershire.
The chimney was behind a bit of board and had soot and other debris was coming out through the side of it.
As you can see we got two large bin liners of all sorts out.
The first picture was what was there before we swept it so what came down was an unusual amount of muck and debris.
Whilst it’s very difficult to get good pictures of the inside of chimneys I hope you can appreciate the difference between these two photos.
It sometimes surprises our clients when they see just how much soot and dirt we remove from their chimney.
In the photo, we removed several kilograms of soot since the chimney hadn’t been cleaned in a while.
Obviously the longer you leave your chimney sweep the more soot gathers and the higher the likelihood that your chimney can become blocked.
Even a partial blockage can be dangerous.