In order to keep your stoves in the best condition, it’s always worth giving them a bit of TLC - especially over the summer period so they are ready for winter.
Services starting from £60 - Book a Sweep & Service today.
We’ve put together a handy guide on how our Sweep & Service process works.
Step 01 - The Sweep
First, our engineer preps the room to ensure everything is well covered so when he leaves, you won’t even know he’s been apart from the beautiful refreshed stove that’s left behind...
He begins with checking the chimney, looking for a fine layer of powdering soot which shows that the stove has been burning well with the correct wood being used.
During this initial inspection, it’s hopeful that our engineer doesn’t discover any shiny and hard soot or any lumps or clumps of soot gathered in the chimney. This indicates that the stove is likely to have not been cleaned annually as recommended, or that the wrong kind of wood or fuel have been used in the stove.
Controlling the stove in the correct manor has a big impact on the condition of the flue, slumbering or closing the air vents down too far and not letting the stove breathe properly affect the draw and make condensation inside the liner a probability. Condensation mixed with the soot, then turns to tar and overtime, this corrodes the chimney lining.
This kind of condition, leaves the soot in a more tar like substance, which will now be glued to the flue liner, and our engineer would need to start a more severe and abrasive sweep while recommending the owner changes the fuel they normally use to a kiln-dried wood, and to the use of natural firelighters going forward.
However, in this case, this stunning Esse stove had the perfect conditions for a successful sweep with fine, powdery soot and with the flue liner and areas of metal still visible, meaning the stove was ready for a complete sweep!
Step 02 - The Service
The Stamford Stove Service gives your wood burner the ultimate treatment resulting in it looking as good as new!
Following the sweep (this stove had a sweep and premium service – from £120), the service includes; a safety and smoke test, complete internal and external clean-out, glass treatment, resealing, re-point, rope check (and replacement if needed) and the icing on the cake, the respray!
Your stove really will look like new and the results are exceptional. You can return home to a perfect, clean and happy stove which is safe, secure as ready to get back to heating your home.
If you're stuck with what fuel is best recommended to use on your stove, then the Firewood Poem will help which you can see here.