Chimney Cleaning

Welcome to RME Chimney Sweeping

Committed to providing a clean and safe sweeping service.

 

About

RME Chimney Sweeping is a small family run business providing a professional sweeping service based in York. We cover a large area including Harrogate, Tadcaster, Selby and even as far North as Richmond and all of the surrounding areas.

We use the latest power sweeping technology from RodStation & Ress. We are fully trained and accredited to the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.


We can sweep open fires, stoves, Aga’s & Biomass boiler flue systems and gas appliances as well as offering a range of maintenance services.


Our Service is fully insured and we maintain the highest standards at all times using full dust control systems with rated filters.

Our company is also fully COVID-19 compliant to protect all of our customers and staff at all times.

A full detailed Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps certificate will be issued on completion of every sweep. This a recognised document by insurance companies, solicitors, landlords and for guarantees.

 

RME Chimney Sweeping Services

  • Chimney Sweep (includes smoke test) from £50

  • CCTV inspection & Sweep £90

  • Stove Service (includes Sweep) £110 

  • Stove Glass Replacement £POA

  • Door & Glass Rope Seal Replacement £45

  • Nest Removal and CCTV inspection from £100 

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms £35

  • Smoke Alarms £35

  • Cowl Fitting from £140 (supply and fit)  

  • If your stove requires parts please contact us with the make and model and we’ll do our best to source them through the relevant manufacturer. 

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Please note:

If an appointment is booked and then cancelled (within 24hrs of appointment), missed, or our Sweep cannot gain access to the property or the appliance is unsafe to sweep there will be a £25 surcharge.

How often should we get our Chimney swept?

Whilst there has been a small reduction in nationwide chimney fires, there were still over 7,000 avoidable chimney fires in England in 2019 but most of these are preventable. Regular inspection and cleaning of chimney flues will help prevent fires within chimneys.


HETAS encourage having your chimney swept at least twice a year when burning wood or bituminous house coal and at least once a year when burning smokeless fuels.

The best times to have your chimney swept is just before the start of the heating season and after your stove has not been used over a prolonged period. 

If sweeping twice a year, the second time should be after the peak of the main heating season.

** ALWAYS USE A PROFESSIONAL SWEEP **


IN SUMMARY :

SMOKELESS FUEL : AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR

WOOD : QUARTERLY WHEN IN USE

BITUMINOUS COAL : TWICE A YEAR WHEN IN USE

OIL : ONCE A YEAR

GAS : ONCE A YEAR

Help Centre

You Asked, We Answered

How do I prepare for a visit from RME Chimney Sweeping?

We require a clear working area in front of the hearth, with any ornaments removed to a safe area. RME Chimney Sweeping maintains the highest standards of cleanliness, we use a three layer sheeting system to protect surrounding areas.

If parking is restricted at your property please advise us upon booking so we can discuss a way to unload our equipment and park safely. 

Why should I get my chimney swept?

Chimneys allow dangerous gases to escape from your home, instead of them entering the room. Keeping them clean stops the build up of fly ash, soot and creosote. Birds nests can also severely block a chimney all of which contribute to the start of chimney fire.

RME Chimney Sweeping recommend you get your chimney swept after you've finished using it in late spring. As Autumn takes over Sweeps get extremely busy, which could mean a longer wait. 

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide is a very dangerous gas its highly poisonous, colourless and odourless. Any fuel that burns will create Carbon Monoxide gas. All appliances installed since October 2010 must have a Carbon Monoxide alarm installed in the same room. The main symptoms of Carbon Monoxide are headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness.

We are able to supply and fit Carbon Monoxide alarms to current regulations.

 
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Get in Touch

RME Chimney Sweeping is committed to exceeding your needs.

Please complete the form below with any questions, or to book us for a sweep.

We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

25 Severn Green
Nether Poppleton
York
YO26 6RE

Call Rich at RME Chimney Sweeping 07432567325

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