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Chimneys and your home insurance

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Having an open fire, wood or multi fuel burner adds a lovely feature to your home, but you need to bear in mind your responsibilities when it comes to maintenance.

 

Your home insurance will cover you for chimney fires, however your insurer may refuse to pay out if you cannot prove that your chimney has been sufficiently maintained. So how often should you have your chimney swept? As a guide

 

Smokeless fuel: Once a year

Oil or Gas: Once a year

Wood: Quarterly (when in use)

Bituminous coal: Quarterly (when in use)

 

As an ICS Registered Chimney Sweep I can give you a Chimney Sweeping Certificate, which is a necessary compliance for your house insurance.