07887770340

8 Wayside Close Frome Somerset United Kingdom BA11 2DL

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G LUCAS CHIMNEY SWEEP


G Lucas Chimney Sweep is both a Domestic and Commercial Chimney Sweeping and Solid Fuel Servicing and Maintenance Company based in Frome, Somerset.

Established in early 2017 as a result of attending a number of chimney fires in his role as an on call firefighter. Guy has quickly established his business in Frome and surrounding areas, covering up to a 30 mile radius. He has completed a number of training courses and most recently is now an NVQ qualified chimney sweep, which is currently the only formal qualification in the UK for chimney sweeps.  G Lucas Chimney sweep is both HETAS approved and a certified member of Sweep Safe, fully insured, professional and competent. If you book Guy, You can be confident that you will receive a friendly, professional and knowledgeable Chimney Sweep!

 

WHY SWEEP YOUR CHIMNEY?

1. It will help prevent chimney fires. Having your chimney swept will remove soot, tar and creosote, which at the right temperature has the potential to ignite. It is important to use a competent chimney sweep, who uses the correct equipment and sweeps/cleans the entire length of the flue. Doing this correctly dramatically reduces the risk of a chimney fire. 
2. By having your chimney swept, you are ensuring the flue is clear so that all fire gases exit sufficiently reducing the chance of carbon monoxide entering your home. A competent chimney sweep will also check you have adequate ventilation and your chimney/flue is functioning correctly and safely. They will check you have a working carbon monoxide alarm in the correct place and will be able to provide you with both chimney and fire safety guidance and information.
3. Having your chimney swept will ensure there are no nests or blockages which could cause carbon dioxide to enter the room and/or prevent the chimney/flue functioning correctly.
4. Your chimney sweep will be able to advise you on any repairs needed or any issues with draw or the function of your stove or open fire.
5. They will be able to provide you with a certificate and/or receipt, as some insurance companies require proof that the chimney has been swept by a competent chimney sweep.

 

SO WHO ARE HETAS AND SWEEP SAFE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?


Please check out the links below for further details. 

www.sweepsafe.com

www.hetas.co.uk

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOUR CHIMNEY BE SWEPT?

 

- AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR WHEN USING SMOKELESS FUELS

- AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR WHEN USING BITUMINOUS COAL

- EVERY THREE MONTHS WHEN USING WOOD

- ONCE A YEAR WHEN USING OIL

- ONCE A YEAR WHEN USING GAS.

SERVICES

Sweeping

From £45.00

- Every effort will be taken to protect your fire place/appliance and surrounding area.
- The latest rotary power sweeping technology or suitable manual system will be used to carry out the clean to a very high standard.
- A smoke evacuation check will be completed to check  the chimney/flue is functioning correctly.
- Feedback from any findings and future advice and recommendations on all things relevant.
- An inspection camera is available to help identify any internal problems not obvious from the hearth
- Fire safety advice and guidance provided.
- A Sweep Safe Insurance certificate and receipt confirming all works completed, advice and any recommendations.
-A quality service and NOT an "in and out" in under 30 minutes sweep.




The small print!

On arrival to an appointment in the unlikely event it is not possible for me to carry out a sweep safely due to a dangerous stove installation or similar. A call out fee of £20 will be charged. Advice, guidance and recommendations will be made on how to correct any issues.

Cowls fitted

I fit a range of cowls, dependant on the fuel you burn, the chimney and your needs. The most common one I fit is the bird guard as seen in the picture above. This is made of high grade stainless steel, guaranteed for 10 years, but will last much longer. It is designed to limit rain entry and keep/birds vermin out. Providing I can access your roof with my ladders, it costs on average £95 to supply and fit. I am also able to provide a variety of other cowls dependant on your needs, please get in touch to discuss and get a price.

Chimney services

Other services include....

Stove servicing

CCTV Inspection

Nest and blockage removal

Full chimney surveys

I will do my best to help you maintain your stove and/or fireplace, please get in touch to see if I can help.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?


On average it takes about an hour. If it has not been swept for a long time it can take longer as there will be more deposits to remove. Once you become a regular customer and I am familiar with the appliance/fire place it can be a little quicker too.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE?

Ideally the fire should have not been used for 24hrs, although during cold months if this is your only form of heating then 12 hrs should be ok. It needs to be cold/safe enough for me to work and not damage my equipment. Any items on or near the fire/hearth should be removed if possible and allow clear access to the hearth.


WILL YOU MAKE A MESS?


Absolutely not! I use various methods to seal the opening to prevent any deposits entering the room. I use a triple filtered hoover and take pride in keeping myself and your property tidy.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE SOOT?

Whilst the soot is on your property it is classed as domestic waste, as soon as I remove it from your property it becomes commercial waste. Therefore I ask to leave it in your wheelie bin. It is all sealed up and won’t make a mess. You may even want to put it on the garden!

HOW DO YOU CLEAN THE CHIMNEY?


I use the latest in rotary power sweeping technology from Snaplok UK http://www.rotarypowersweeping.co.uk/. High quality flexible and rigid rods are driven by a drill and the suitable head/whip line/brush rotates providing a more efficient clean than traditional rods and brush’s. I also use manual sweeping equipment when it is required, as some older more delicate flues would not like being rotary swept. I carry rods and brushes for every occasion!

 

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri: 6am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 6pm
Sun: 6am - 6pm

 

GET IN TOUCH

G Lucas Chimney Sweep is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? I'd love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to contact me.

07887770340

 

TESTIMONIALS


As a sole trader, I really care about my customers and having a great reputation – as without either of these my business would not succeed. Reviews are important to me both good and bad, so please if you have received a service from me I would love a review. Here are just a few reviews taken from Google and Facebook.

Brilliant Service, honest and friendly service. Goes the extra mile, doesn’t just come and clean, inspects and tests your appliance etc and lets you know if any issues. Great value.Would definitely recommend.

Alex Sommer (Google)

Very friendly, efficient and professional service. Would thoroughly recommend Guy for your stove and chimney sweeping maintenance.

Sandra Longdon (Google)

Very friendly, efficient and professional service. Would thoroughly recommend Guy for your stove and chimney sweeping maintenance.

Cara Nathan (Facebook)