A fireplace that doesn’t function properly is a serious safety risk. Ideally we want smoke going out and heat coming in. It is essential that the fireplace and the chimney are regularly maintained and cleaned. We offer some information and advice on associated hazards.
On average in the UK there are 30000 chimney fires in domestic properties each year.
Chimney fires which can burn at temperatures in excess of 1000℃ generally do not stay confined within the flue for long and can quickly affect other areas of the property in number of ways.