The Fireplace Technician is based in Flat Bush and services the greater South Auckland area.
We sell and install all types of solid fuel and gas heaters – as well as provide professional chimney and flue cleaning, replacement flue systems, repairs, tiling, hearths and fire surrounds.
Chimney Sweeping should be undertaken annually, to remove soot from the chimney and ensure there are no blockages. Cleaning your chimney regularly reduces the risk of a chimney fire, as it takes only a small amount of buildup to start a chimney fire. Draft problems can also occur because of an uncleaned fireplace, this can result in smoke to be drawn around the house.
Draft issues can be caused by multiple problems, but the main cause is a clogged chimney. In order for the fire to burn properly, the chimney must pull combustion air through the fireplace or stove. If the chimney is the proper size and still isn’t providing sufficient draft, the first thing to do is check the stovepipe and chimney flue for blockage. Bird nests, fallen bricks, Frisbees, leaves, etc. can block or partially block a chimney flue, interfering with proper draft. Make sure the flue is clean: even the thinnest coating of creosote or soot reduces the flue diameter, and can interfere with proper draft.
Both your manufacturer’s warranty and your house insurance may be at risk if you do not clean chimney annually by a qualified serviceman. So pick up the phone and dial the number below for a no obligation quote.
Use our FAQ on Chimneys to distinguish problems
before they arise!