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Chimney Fire Safety Week

3rd September 2016 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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Get sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

With colder nights fast approaching, Chimney Fire Safety Week 2016 (5-11 September) provides a timely reminder to make sure that your chimney is ready for the winter months ahead. As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging householders to ensure their chimney is safe and to have their chimney swept by a registered chimney sweep.

Chimney fires accounted for over 5,000 incidents dealt with by fire and rescue services between April 2014 and March 2015. This year's Chimney Fire Safety Week calls for homeowners to clean up their act and get their chimneys swept by a registered sweep to prevent chimney damage, and, in worse cases, household fires.

  • Always use a fire guard to protect against flying sparks from hot embers
  • Make sure embers are properly put out before you go to bed
  • Keep chimneys and flues clean and well maintained

Visit herefor advice, tips and information on how to find your local registered chimney sweep.

How often should you have your chimney swept?

  • Smokeless coals At least once a year
  • Wood Up to four times a year
  • Bituminous coal Twice a year
  • Oil Once a year
  • Gas Once a year

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