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  • Open fires - £70
  • Log Burners - £70

New Forest Chimney Sweep

Hi, we are Rob and Andy of Forest Sweep. We are both certified chimney sweeps providing first-class chimney sweeping and associated services throughout the New Forest, Hampshire.

Forest Sweep was established by Rob nearly a decade ago, and now Rob has recently been joined by his friend and ex-Fire Service colleague Andy.  We pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability, and expertise.

We are ex Fire Service personnel and experienced chimney sweeps who are fully trained and certified by the National Chimney Sweeping Association (NCSSA). We are both passionate about delivering a friendly and reliable service, and we believe that our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction sets us apart from other chimney sweep companies in the area. 

At our core, we are a local friendly business, and we understand the importance of creating a safe and warm environment for your family. That's why we take the time to get to know each of our customers and their individual needs. 

Our services include chimney sweeping, stove and fire servicing, and repairs. We use the latest dust protection and power sweeping equipment and techniques to ensure that your chimney is safe and functioning at its best. We take pride in our work, and we stand behind every job that we do.

If you're looking for a reliable and professional chimney sweep in the New Forest, look no further than us. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and let us help you keep your home safe and warm.

We offer comprehensive chimney sweeping services in the New Forest area. We are trained to provide top-notch chimney cleaning and maintenance services to ensure a safe and warm environment for your family.

We understand that chimney sweeping is a crucial part of home maintenance, often required by your insurance company, and we take pride in delivering high-quality services to you. Our services include:

Chimney Sweeping

We offer thorough chimney sweeping services to remove any buildup of soot, creosote, or debris from your chimney. We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that your chimney is clean and free from any blockages.

Chimney Inspection

We provide comprehensive chimney inspections to identify any potential issues with your chimney. We will inspect your chimney inside and out for any signs of damage or deterioration and provide recommendations for repairs or maintenance.

Chimney Repair

If your chimney requires repairs, we are here to help. We can recommend a local company we work closely with to carry out a range of chimney repair services, including chimney relining, chimney crown repair, and chimney cap installation.

Stove and Fireplace Servicing

We also offer stove and fireplace servicing to ensure that your heating appliances are working efficiently and safely. We will inspect your stove or fireplace for any issues and provide recommendations for repairs or maintenance.

Overall, our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality chimney sweeping services in the New Forest area. We take pride in our work and strive to deliver exceptional services that exceed our clients' expectations.

Why sweep your chimney?

At Forest Sweep we take pride in providing chimney sweeping services to our clients in the New Forest area. It is important for your safety that your chimney is clean, safe, and functioning efficiently. We understand the importance of chimney sweeping and the benefits it provides to our clients.

Here are some of the reasons why we do what we do:

Prevent Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are a significant risk for homeowners who use their fireplaces regularly. The accumulation of creosote and soot in the chimney can ignite and cause a fire. Regular chimney sweeping removes these flammable materials and reduces the risk of a chimney fire. At Forest Sweep, we use modern equipment to ensure that your chimney is free from creosote and soot.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

A dirty chimney can cause indoor air pollution, which can affect your health and well-being. The soot and creosote in the chimney can release harmful chemicals into the air, which can cause respiratory problems. Regular chimney sweeping removes these pollutants, improving the air quality in your home.

Increase Efficiency

A dirty chimney can reduce the efficiency of your fireplace or stove. The buildup of soot and creosote can restrict the flow of air, reducing the heat output. Regular chimney sweeping ensures that your chimney is clean, allowing for proper airflow and maximum efficiency.

Save Money

Regular chimney sweeping can save you money in the long run. A clean chimney reduces the risk of a chimney fire, which can cause significant damage to your home. It also increases the efficiency of your fireplace or stove, reducing your heating costs.

We care about the safety, health, and well-being of our clients. Regular chimney sweeping is essential for preventing chimney fires, improving indoor air quality, increasing efficiency, and saving money. At Forest Sweep, we are committed to providing first-class chimney sweeping services to our clients in the New Forest area.

Chimney sweeping at your convenience

As a chimney sweeping company in the New Forest, we understand that chimney sweeping is an important part of maintaining your home's safety and comfort, and that's why we take it seriously.

When you hire us for chimney sweeping, we will schedule an appointment at a time that works for you. We understand that our clients have busy schedules, so we are flexible with our appointments. We will give you a morning or afternoon slot, then give you a call or text when you are next on the list. We will arrive at your home on time and ready to work.

During the chimney sweeping process, we will use professional tools to thoroughly clean your chimney. We will also inspect your chimney for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If we notice any issues, we will let you know and provide recommendations for repairs.

After we have completed the chimney sweeping process, we take care to leave your home as clean as we found it.

Overall, when you hire us for chimney sweeping in the New Forest, you can expect a professional, efficient, and thorough service. We take our work seriously and strive to provide the best service possible to our clients.

How do we sweep your chimney?

At our company, we take chimney sweeping very seriously. We understand the importance of maintaining a clean and safe chimney, which is why we have developed a thorough process for every job we undertake. Here's how we do it:

Step 1: Inspection

Before we begin sweeping your chimney, we will inspect it thoroughly to assess its condition and identify any potential issues. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our inspections are accurate and comprehensive.

  1. First we will ensure you have an appropriate cowl and that your chimney is structurally safe and conforms to the appropriate regulations.
  2. Next we inspect your fireplace/stove and flue to ensure it is fit for purpose and has been installed in accordance with guidance.

We wear overshoes when entering your property and are meticulously clean and tidy.

Step 2: Preparation

  1. Once we've finished our visual inspections of your fireplace or log burner, we set up our equipment, laying out our specialist dust sheets, appropriate our rods for the flue type, a power drill which we use for power sweeping, a selection of small hand tools and the all important HEPA Filter chimney sweep hoover. 
  2. Once our protective dust sheets and cleaning equipment are in place, we will secure special opening sheets to the opening to contain the soot.
  3. We'll ask that pets be shut away from the sweeping area.

Step 3: Sweeping

  1. Once we have everything covered and secured, we use the power sweeping method to push the spinning brush all way up and through your chimney flue, and return it spinning in the other direction to finalise the flue clean.
  2. Once the flue has been cleaned, we will vacuum the stove or fireplace itself, and carry out a smoke evacuation test.

Step 4: Final Inspection

  1. Our final check is to ensure you have adequate ventilation and CO detection in place.
  2. After all the chimney sweeping tests are complete, we remove all the sheeting and equipment.
  3. You will receive a chimney sweeping certificate in line with the regulations, which is often required for your insurance. This will be in electronic format so is always available for your records.