Put simply, a chimney is an outlet for smoke and gases produced by a fire or a wood stove. In a city like Winchester there will be chimneys from ancient to modern and all of these have one thing in common. For any chimney or flue to function safely and efficiently it needs proper maintenance.
Where there is a blockage or any damage in a chimney it is in danger of ash and soot blowback, build-up of carbon monoxide and fire. Blocked chimneys and flues can be dangerous, but the problems can be prevented with routine care and maintenance. Billing Chimneys offer a full chimney and stove maintenance service in the Winchester area.
We recommend that your chimney is inspected and swept regularly – at least once a year, and twice if the chimney is in frequent use. Cleaning keeps the chimney free from soot and other debris, such as birds’ nests. Inspection can identify potential problems with the chimney lining or other parts of the stack.
Billings’ chimney maintenance engineers are fully qualified professionals who will carry out a full chimney clean and comprehensive inspection, including the pot and stack. If the engineer spots any issues these will be explained to you. If it’s a minor problem, the work can be carried out on the spot. Where the engineer doesn’t have the necessary part, we will order one and complete the work as soon as we are able.
We provide both planned and reactive chimney maintenance services around the Winchester area. Our clients range from private households to property management companies and we work frequently with local authorities. We undertake any work, large or small, for a single house or a large-scale housing development.
Billings’ take immense pride in the high quality of work that we complete and safety is paramount. In addition, in all the work we do, we ensure that the property is left in the same tidy condition in which it was found.
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