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Chimney Fire Safety Week

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Chimney Fire Safety Week is from Monday 4th September until Sunday 10th September.

This important week raises awareness of chimney fires and promotes safety messages including the importance of chimney sweeping and regular chimney maintenance, to decrease the number of avoidable chimney fires.

Being your modern-day chimney sweepers, we have come across a few common issues that can occur if you don’t take care of your chimney. Doing this regularly can really help prevent unwanted fires in your chimney.

We’ve seen a few things that could lead to fires in chimneys. So, here’s some stuff to remember:

  • Chimneys can get dirty and have sticky stuff called tar inside. Tar can catch fire easily as it’s extremely flammable. But don’t worry, with our regular checks, we’ll keep your chimney clean and safe.
  • Once your fire is burning, be sure that you never put any paper or rubbish onto the fire. This can create floating embers which can cause a chimney fire, or even float out and land on things in your home, like carpets and furniture which can start a house fire.
  • If you have a fireguard or spark guard, use it. This keeps the fire where it’s supposed to be and stops it from spreading to your furniture or carpets.
  • When going to bed or going out, even if it’s for a loaf of bread at the shop, PUT OUT YOUR FIRE. Make sure that it’s completely out, you don’t want to come or home or wake up to a house fire.

Did you know the national fire and rescue statistics show, chimney fires have been decreasing in most regions over the years. In England chimney fires have decreased by 2.75% compared to the last year.  This is great news, but we need to stay vigilant!

Remember, it’s a really good idea to get your chimney checked and fixed up before you start using it a lot. If you need help with your chimney, just give us a call at 07415449800. We’re here for you!

What to do if there’s a fire

  1. Get out of the building, closing any doors behind you.
  2. Stay out of the building.
  3. Call 999 and ask for the fire service.

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Home Safety Week!

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This week (28th September to 4th October) is Home Safety Week! The campaign by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) encourages people to assess their homes and ensure they have adequate fire alarms for their needs.

 

If you are in a vulnerable group then the Fire Service can assist you with specific advice and even fit smoke or CO2 detectors.

 

If you are unsure about your smoke detector, fire alarm or CO2 detector needs you can ask us at your next appointment, or check out these videos from HETAS.

 

 


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Chimney Fire Safety Week

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From the 31st August – 6th September 2020 it is Chimney Fire Safety Week.

With around 4,300 avoidable chimney fires in the UK each year, HETAS, the solid fuel safety and standards organisation, is taking part in the annual campaign to raise awareness and promote safety messages to consumers.

This week stresses the importance of chimney sweeping and regular chimney maintenance, to decrease the number of completely avoidable chimney fires which are more prevalent between the months of January to March, with figures stating that over 40% of these types of fires occur over these three months.

It is essential that any maintenance or repairs are carried out before you start using your fire regularly for the season, so get in touch today on 07415 449800 to chat about your chimney needs.