Is Chimney Sweeping Messy?

Many homeowners are hesitant to have their chimney swept, even though it is a necessity, because they are worried that the soot will leave behind a mess or damage their furnishings. Here at Pearson Sweep, we believe that it is important to confute any and all misleading information that may cause homeowners hesitation when it comes to chimney safety. Read on to find out whether chimney sweeping is as risky as the internet makes it out to be…

Covering the Floor

Since chimney sweeping aims to dislodge the build up of soot and creosote inside the flue in order to ensure that it is safe to use, it is important to protect the customers flooring. In fact, chimney sweeps take great care by covering the surface with plastic sheeting that is sealed around the edges and used to in order to catch the debris that falls during the sweeping process. Sometimes the material that is caught with the sheet could be brick dust or pieces of the chimney lining instead of soot, however no particles will be able to penetrate through.


After the sweeping process has been carried out, the chimney sweep will then dispose of the soot by using vacuum cleaner. This is a safe and easy way to ensure that all of the debris is cleared away as we actively work to avoid any getting any on the customers flooring. Sometimes the chimney sweep may also use a shovel and bucket too if there are large pieces of chimney lining in the debris.

As the experts in the chimney sweeping industry, there isn’t a lot that we haven’t heard before. After all, 8 out 10 homeowners are worried about soot staining their carpet during a sweep. Here at Pearson Sweep, we implement strict rules and regulations in order to ensure that we leave our customers home in the same condition we found it. To find out more information, get in contact with the best chimney sweep in Manchester today!

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