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How often should my chimney be swept?

The frequency in which you need your chimney sweeping depends on which type of appliance you are running, please use the table below to ensure your chimney is being swept as often as it should be.


Type of Appliance

Chimney Sweeping Frequency 


Once per year if designed for chimney sweeping

Oil Fired

Once per year

Solid Fuel

Once per year for smokeless fuel or twice per year for coal 

Wood Burning

Quarterly when in use.


Important information for landlords?

It is the responsibility of the landlord not the tenants to ensure that solid fuel appliances are maintained and the sweeping of chimney flues cannot be delegated to tenants.



Also refer to NACS Website: http://www.chimneyworks.co.uk/nacs_health_safety.html