ChimFireStop Receives Endorsement from NACS UK

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We’re delighted to announce that our Chimney Fire Extinguisher, ChimFireStop, has been endorsed and approved by the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS).

The NACS is committed to protecting the consumer and will be asking all solid fuel users to have ChimFireStop. They believe the product is essential in safeguarding consumers in the event of a chimney fire.

For more information on the product you can watch a video of the live demonstration at the NACS centre.

If you would like to purchase the product whether for commercial, residential or canal boat, you can buy online here.

UbuyUDo Expert Videos

Whether you’re an expert DIYer or a professional chimney sweep looking for some extra tips – we have a range of chimney maintenance videos on our website. Hope you find them useful!

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Live Demo of ChimFireStop – Check It Out!

We recently organised a live demonstration of ChimFireStop, our Chimney Fire Extinguisher kit, to some leading lights within the industry! We had a great day and really enjoyed showing people exactly what ChimFireStop can do.

Check out our video and see for yourself! With thanks to all those who attended:

National Association of Chimney Sweeps – Board of Directors
NFU Mutual Insurance
Jelf Insurance
Burgoynes, Scientists & Engineers
Hawkins Forensic Investigation

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Powys Fire Service Issue Chimney Fire Safety Advice

A flurry of chimney fires in the area has caused Powys Fire Service to issue chimney fire safety advice.  Key tips are to:

  • ensure your chimney is swept regularly.
  • do not attempt to clean the chimney yourself, get in touch with a NACS approved Chimney Sweep.
  • sweep the chimney before use if you haven’t used it for a while.
  • use a fireguard in front of the fire at all times.

For more tips read the Full Story here.  Click here for a list of NACS approved Chimney Sweeps in your area.

Putting Out Chimney Fires – What Not To Do

As some of you know, I’m dealing a lot with chimney fires. Out of interest, I searched Google for “Putting out a chimney fire with salt”.  The blogs that came up are shocking!
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service say:
“What not to do”.
Do not attempt to put out the fire with buckets of water, and do not pour salt on the fire – this can create chlorine gas, which is damaging to the chimney and toxic when inhaled.
Sound advice!