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7 05, 2018

How Do I Know When My Chimney Needs Sweeping?

By | May 7th, 2018|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweep Advice For London, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on How Do I Know When My Chimney Needs Sweeping?

How Do I Know When My Chimney Needs Sweeping? A top London chimney sweep explains. Apex Chimney Sweeps London explain how waiting for a time when you think your chimney needs sweeping is an inadvisable course of action and could even be putting you in danger. 'How Do I Know When My Chimney Needs Sweeping' [...]

25 04, 2018

Do I need my chimney swept for home insurance in the UK?

By | April 25th, 2018|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweep Advice For London|Comments Off on Do I need my chimney swept for home insurance in the UK?

 Do I need my chimney swept for home insurance? UK area explained. Not only is sweeping your chimney a good idea in general, it will most likely be a requirement of your home insurance policy. So if you haven't already, you'll want to check with them the exact expectations they have regarding sweeping your [...]

7 04, 2018

Does Chimney Sweeping Leave A Mess?

By | April 7th, 2018|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Does Chimney Sweeping Leave A Mess?

Chimney sweep video advice - does chimney sweeping leave a mess? If you need your chimney or fireplace cleaning or even just a chimney inspection, you'll obviously be wondering if the chimney sweep will leave a mess. Here, Lee Pearce of Apex Chimney Sweeps in London, explains the process of chimney cleaning services and the [...]

28 03, 2018

Burn Right Campaign London

By | March 28th, 2018|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Burn Right Campaign London

PRESS RELEASE         Apex Chimney Services 9 Rokesby Close Welling DA16 3RR   Apex Chimney Services - London BACKS BURN RIGHT CAMPAIGN A LOCAL chimney sweep is backing a national campaign to help reduce pollution and keep flues safe. Apex Chimney Services of London, has signed up to the Burn Right campaign. It [...]

22 01, 2018

Safecontractor Chimney Sweep Accreditation 2018

By | January 22nd, 2018|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Safecontractor Chimney Sweep Accreditation 2018

Apex Chimney Services 9 Rokesby Close Welling DA16 3RR Membership No: EQ4188 Date: 22-01-2018     Press Release Top Safety Accreditation for Apex Chimney Services Local business Apex Chimney Services has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which [...]

1 11, 2017

Why does my fireplace smoke back?

By | November 1st, 2017|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Why does my fireplace smoke back?

Fireplace smoking back explained - Video Transcript (edited for greater clarity) Reasons Why Fireplace Smoke Back Happens Lee Pearce:Why does your fireplace smoke back when you use it? There are many different reasons. It could be something as easy as a blocked flue. It could be blocked with a birds nest, it could be blocked with [...]

12 10, 2017

Does my fire need an air vent?

By | October 12th, 2017|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Does my fire need an air vent?

Chimney sweep video advice - does my fire need an air vent? Video Transcription (Slightly edited for better reading) The Heat Triangle - Fuel, Air and Heat Lee Pearce: air is a necessity for all fires. All fires when they burn - if you can imagine, when you were back at school, the heat triangle: [...]

10 10, 2017

What is a Chimney CCTV inspection?

By | October 10th, 2017|Chimney CCTV Survey, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on What is a Chimney CCTV inspection?

CHIMNEY CCTV Inspections explained - Video Transcript (edited for greater clarity) Lee Pearce: When we do a CCTV Inspection of the Chimney, it's to actually see what's going on inside the chimney. Obviously, as a chimney sweep, all I can do when I look up the lower part of a chimney is see the lower part [...]

9 10, 2017

What are the implications of the new building regulations?

By | October 9th, 2017|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on What are the implications of the new building regulations?

The implications of the new building regulations - Video Transcript (edited for greater clarity) The implications of the new building regulations actually bring certain criteria into a legal (document) requirement that never used to be there. Such as: relining the chimney is now part of building regulations - you require consent to do it. The [...]

29 09, 2017

Do I need a chimney smoke test?

By | September 29th, 2017|Chimney Smoke Tests, Chimney Sweep Advice For London|Comments Off on Do I need a chimney smoke test?

Chimney Smoke Test Chimney smoke test video transcript: Why You Need A Chimney Smoke Test Lee Pearce: There are different types of smoke test - there's a smoke evacuation check, which is part of the chimney sweeping procedure - that's just really lighting a smoke pellet in the appliance and letting it burn, making sure [...]

15 09, 2017

Why do I need a chimney sweep?

By | September 15th, 2017|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Why do I need a chimney sweep?

Your questions answered, a new video series - Why do I need a chimney sweep? Lee Pearce of Apex Chimney Sweeps London explains why you need a chimney sweep and why they need to be certified professional chimney sweeps. Video Transcript (with added subheadings for better readability) Chimneys should be swept for safety reasons Lee [...]

6 07, 2017

Summer Chimney Problems

By | July 6th, 2017|Chimney Sweep Advice For London|Comments Off on Summer Chimney Problems

Chimney sweeps also clear wasp and birds nests Some Summer Chimney Problems We Are Often Faced With During the summer months when it gets hot as it has been just recently our telephone enquiries take on a different tone, with customers calling asking a totally different set of questions than they do in [...]

20 02, 2017

Safecontractor Chimney Sweep Accreditation 2017

By | February 20th, 2017|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Safecontractor Chimney Sweep Accreditation 2017

We are pleased to announce that Apex Chimney Sweeps has once again been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. This reaffirms our commitment to health and safety in the workplace. About Alcumus Safecontractor Originally formed as Supplyline in 1999, Alcumus SafeContractor has been known as such [...]

6 12, 2016

Why Does Santa Come Down The Chimney?

By | December 6th, 2016|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Why Does Santa Come Down The Chimney?

Whilst we are steeped in Christmas traditions, the question "why does Santa Claus come down the chimney" is still a regularly asked question, particularly by children who understandably fail to see the logic or the practicality in such a possibility. The idea of Santa Claus coming down the chimney dates back centuries and travels across [...]

8 11, 2016

CO Awareness Week 2016

By | November 8th, 2016|Chimney Sweep Advice|Comments Off on CO Awareness Week 2016

November 21st to 27th is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week CO Awareness Week 2016 Carbon Monoxide is a dangerous gas and can cause severe health problems. In November (21 November 2016 - 27 November 2016)  there will be a  Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week here in the UK, to help the public realise the dangers of Carbon Monoxide [...]

2 11, 2016

Chimney CCTV Inspection Photos

By | November 2nd, 2016|Chimney Sweep Advice, Chimney Sweep Advice For London, Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Chimney CCTV Inspection Photos

Chimney CCTV Inspection photos Chimney CCTV Inspection photos how where a loft extension leads to a very unhappy neighbour.   Another Chimney CCTV inspection for a party wall loft extension and another RSJ in a neighbours chimney flue!   So, if you have any concerns whatsoever and are in the London or North Kent areas, [...]

5 09, 2016

Soot – it’s history, uses and connection to the chimney sweep industry

By | September 5th, 2016|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Soot – it’s history, uses and connection to the chimney sweep industry

In olden days soot had many uses, cleared from chimneys by sweeps it was dirty, smelly and not very healthy to be around. However, it was believe it or not, a much sought after commodity. As the old saying goes “where there’s muck - there’s money” it was wanted by the fertiliser industry, it was used for making dyes [...]

2 08, 2016

Old Chimney

By | August 2nd, 2016|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Old Chimney

What Apex Chimney Sweeps swept today:  a lovely old chimney, well over a hundred years old.  

11 07, 2016

Checkatrade Kent Trading Standards Approved Contractors

By | July 11th, 2016|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Checkatrade Kent Trading Standards Approved Contractors

We are pleased to announce that as well as being a Proud Member of Checkatrade.com,  Apex Chimney Sweeps London is now also “Kent Trading Standards Approved”. Kent County Council Trading Standards and Checkatrade are working in partnership to provide a recommended trader scheme to help Kent consumers choose a trader they can trust and rely upon. [...]

11 07, 2016

Apex Chimney Sweeps London Van

By | July 11th, 2016|Chimney Sweeps London|Comments Off on Apex Chimney Sweeps London Van

We, at Apex Chimney Sweeps are happy to announce that we have a new van with a different colour scheme so no more yellow but red white and blue instead.   Contact Apex Chimney Sweeps  to book a professional chimney sweeping company!