Chimney Sweeping

Professional Chimney Sweep Based in East Grinstead

Chimney Sweeping

Bennett’s Chimney Sweep have years of experience cleaning all types of chimneys in parts of West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Kent. For a typical chimney sweep please allow 30 to 45 minutes from arrival.

What happens? A large dust proof membrane and sheet is is placed on the floor in front of the fireplace to protect your floor/carpet. Specially made sheets are used for covering the recess of the fireplace, high quality sweeping equipment and a vacuum are used to ensure the chimney is cleaned thoroughly and all soot and debris is contained.

For your peace of mind and for the benefit of your home insurance we provide a certificate of chimney sweeping.

How often should I have my chimney swept?

As a general rule of thumb; have your chimney swept once a year. For your home insurance to be valid you will likely be required to have your chimney cleaned annually.

Depending on how often you use your chimney and what fuel is burned the following rules should apply:

  • Wood: Quarterly when in use
  • Coal: Quarterly when in use
  • Oil: Once a year
  • Gas: Once a year
  • Smokeless Fuel: At least once a year

Will there be a lot of mess?

Chimney sweeping is a surprisingly clean process. We take every precaution to prevent any soot or mess being allowed to come into the room by using fit for purpose sheets and vacuum cleaner. We are fully insured in the event of any accidents.

Chimney Sweep Preparation

​Please see the FAQ page under the heading “What do I need to do in preparation for the appointment?” 

How much does a chimney sweep cost?

Please see the Chimney Sweep Prices & Services page for all costs.

Appointment Terms

By booking an appointment with Bennett’s Chimney Sweep you agree to the appointment terms found here.