St Marys NSW
"Mark was very friendly and did a great job, the garden looks super tidy. Have already recommended to my sister, would definitely hire again. "
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When the cold season is fast approaching, or it’s already winter, and you need your chimney to provide warmth 24/7, hiring a local chimney sweep from your area is a great option. You can hire an expert chimney sweep at short notice and don’t have to wait on other chimney contractors or specialist cleaning services to be available.
You can get a certified chimney sweep near you by making a post on our platform. Be sure to include crucial details like your address, the dimensions of your chimney, your budget and when you want the work done. Interested chimney sweeps will ask about the job and give you a free quote.
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No, you don’t need to provide any of these. The chimney sweep you book for this service is an expert with years of experience and has the requisite skills, tools and equipment. They know what tools work best, and you can expect them to arrive at your home or specified location with these tools. But if you have tools or equipment that you think can make their job easier, feel free to lend these to them.
The time it takes to complete a chimney sweep service depends on a few factors. Cleaning a chimney of soot and creosote usually takes about 1 hour, but this can vary. If your chimney has other obstructions and pests that only a pest control expert can handle, give this an extra day or two. The amount of soot and creosote and how difficult they are to remove can likewise make the process take an hour longer.
Yes! If you’re a chimney sweep yourself and need assistance, you can book a Tasker to help with the workload. Just make a post on our platform with all the crucial details. You’ll be matched with the most suitable Taskers nearby. It’s possible to hire Taskers for virtually any job you can think of, from pest control experts who can remove birds nests to cleaners who’ll remove the soot from your fireplace.
Any chimney sweep you hire doesn’t need a licence to clean chimneys. However, they must have the requisite skills, training and must be a certified member of a recognised, professional association of chimney sweeps. This is important because trained, accredited, and experienced chimney sweeps know precisely how to clean chimneys of all the soot and accumulated creosote. Creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires and must be removed by a trained expert.
Simply put, when chimneys become very dirty, they are fire and health hazards. Creosote, which is residue from unburnt wood, can build up within the flue over time. This residue can become flaky or tar-like in substance and can burst into flames the next time you use your chimney. It can also obstruct the flue and release deadly monoxide gas back into your home. Don’t put off cleaning your chimney; book an expert chimney sweep on Airtasker.
The commonly-held rule is to hire a chimney sweep at least once or twice a year, but only if you don’t use your chimney as often. Apart from the frequency, this can also vary depending on the type of wood you use. If you mostly use wood that has a lot of moisture, hire a chimney sweep after every 50 uses. Should you use drier wood, book a chimney sweep every 70 uses.
As a vital part of home maintenance, chimney sweep services include all the tasks necessary to clean out your chimney and ensure that it’s safe to use and remains efficient in warming your home. This is a complete chimney cleaning service provided by experts who can inspect, remove obstructions and clean out soot as well as potentially dangerous creosote from your chimney.
Your hired chimney sweep begins the service with a thorough visual inspection. They can go up on your roof to check if the flue has any obstructions. Your chimney sweep can likewise check all the accessible nooks and crannies to see which areas need a good clearing up and cleaning. They can also take measurements of the flue to determine the width and length of the chimney brushes they must use.
In preparation for cleaning, your hired chimney specialist can remove blockages in the flue or other vital and accessible parts of your chimney. They can remove twigs, dead leaves, birds’ nests or any other debris that may be obstructing the flue. Some chimney sweeps can deal with insect nests as long as they’re safe to remove.
If your chimney sweep finds dangerous pests like wasps or snakes, we recommend you find a separate service to deal with the pests before proceeding with the chimney sweep and inspection. Depending on the size of your chimney and if your chimney sweep opts to clean the chimney from top to bottom, they may wrap the firebox and areas surrounding the fireplace in a protective plastic covering or a tarp.
Your chimney sweep can use brushes of the appropriate length and diameter to get into the flue and scrub loose all the soot and creosote. They do an upwards and downwards motion to loosen as much soot, creosote or other debris that has accumulated in the flue. The scrubbing continues until no more soot or creosote falls onto the chimney floor or hearth. Your specialist can then use an ash vacuum or a fireplace shovel and broom to scoop up all the soot, creosote and other debris.
They may then remove any plastic covering on the firebox if this was used and dispose of all the collected soot, creosote and debris in the neighbourhood dumpster or skip. If your firebox has stubborn stains from smoke, some chimney sweeps may offer to clean these stains.
Your chimney sweep can go up on the roof to clean the chimney cap. They can partially disassemble, clean the chimney cap and its wire screen of accumulated soot and creosote. Afterwards, your Tasker puts the chimney cap back together.
North Wahroonga NSW, Australia
29th Apr 2021
wood fire chimney needs to be cleaned and sweep
Pakenham VIC, Australia
20th Apr 2021
Need a chimney sweep to use my fire place
Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
25th Mar 2021
We need a chimney sweep and maybe service of the fireplace as well as someone who can look at a leak we have around the chimney, corrugated roof, single storey.
Hawthorn VIC, Australia
12th Jan 2021
We have a fireplace in our apartment that likely hasn't had a sweep in awhile. Have been noticing a smoke smell when the fireplace is not operating during the summer and when we were using it during the winter there was a fair bit of smoke if not burning hot enough. The apartment is in a 2 story building with another apartment above us with an identical fireplace. The apartments next to us also have fireplaces on the other side of the wall (I assume they use the same chimney).
Glebe NSW, Australia
14th Jul 2020
2x chimney sweeps. To be checked and cleaned and ensure they are safe to use
Hampton VIC, Australia
26th Jun 2020
Haven’t used the fireplace since I’ve moved in. Need to check and repair
Malvern East Victoria, Australia
15th Jun 2020
Require someone who can service the chimney- we have only lived in the house for 1 year and not yet used the chimney
Ringwood East VIC, Australia
28th Apr 2021
I’d like to get a quote to clean 1 storey house chimney. The chimney cap/damper also need repair/replacement to block some rain water. The house is in Ringwood east. 🙏 thank you.
Bellevue Hill NSW, Australia
19th Apr 2021
Chimney sweep required for a stainless steal flue. Just moved into the house and not sure how long it’s been.
Castlemaine VIC, Australia
14th Mar 2021
Just need someone with the know how to sweep chimney flue
Butler WA, Australia
18th Dec 2020
Would like the chimney swept and cleaned out and a quote on repairing broken glass door only a small piece missing
Webbs Creek NSW, Australia
13th Jul 2020
I have a fire place with a cracked glass door. THe glass needs replacing and the chimney swept. It’s currently quite Smokey when the door is open as a result. Need someone that knows how to restore these old things. Pic attached Preferably an expert in this field not just a handy man please.
Toongabbie NSW, Australia
20th Jun 2020
We have just moved in to a rental and have been unable to get the nymphfire fireplace really going; the smoke pours back into the house. We think the chimney has not been swept for a long time. It would be great if someone who knows what they are doing could check it out for us.
Dingley Village VIC, Australia
7th May 2021
Sweeping two chimneys one open fire and other pot belly. Cleaning properly from roof and base. Followed by active demonstration of working properly. Guranteed
Ingleburn NSW 2565, Australia
22nd Apr 2021
Campbelltown area I have a Masport Micros compact wood heater thak I need the chimney cleaned please advise if you have someone that can do this and what is the cost
South Morang VIC, Australia
19th Apr 2021
Our open fireplace needs a sweep of the chimney and the flue to be checked.
Doreen VIC, Australia
13th Mar 2021
I am needing an experienced chimneysweep person to clean an open fire place with a tube flue
Yoogali NSW 2680, Australia
21st Aug 2020
professional chimney sweep need a wood burning fire box thoroughly cleaned including the flue/chinney etc
Newport NSW, Australia
4th Jul 2020
Chimney sweep required for old wood burner.
Mount Martha VIC, Australia
18th Jun 2020
I need someone who can service and clean the chimney. It has been working fine, but just recently it brought smoke into the house when it was smouldering/nearly out.