A Smoke Evacuation Check is carried out as standard as part of the Gold Service and is included in the fee. On completion of sweeping a lighted smoke pellet is placed in the hearth in order to check that the flue is drawing. Customers should be aware that atmospheric conditions may change from day to day, however we are always very happy to discuss any anomalies and how to improve the draw of your fireplace.
If there are issues regarding the integrity of the flue, for example neighbours complaining of smells, or a request from a building surveyor, we can carry out a Full Integrity Test. This test involves sealing off the terminal, pressurising the flue with smoke and then inspecting the whole flue for leaks. A requirement of this test is that we have full access to adjoining properties and loft-spaces. This test is not included as standard within the Gold Service and prices start at £30.