Chimney Sweeping

Our team of chimney sweeps are trained specialists in power sweeping. Developed in the USA and Germany, this is the most advanced method of sweeping flues. It is clean and effective, removing considerably more soot and tar than other cleaning methods.

Chimney Sweeping

Firework sweep chimneys throughout Scotland, from our bases in the Highlands and in Fife.

Our team of chimney sweeps are trained specialists in power sweeping. Developed in the USA and Germany, this is the most advanced method of sweeping flues. It is clean and effective, removing considerably more soot and tar than other cleaning methods.

Power sweeping is driven by a series of rods and a drill that provides a consistent pressure when cleaning the chimney, with a variety of brushes used depending on the chimney being cleaned.

Power sweeping isn’t always suitable for every chimney, in which case we are able to use a more traditional approach to cleaning the chimney.

We also take pride in leaving every job clean and tidy, enabling you to enjoy the benefit of a swept chimney straight away!


Each sweep provides:

  • A visual inspection of the exterior
  • A visual inspection of the interior
  • Covers of the working area
  • Fireplace sealed pre sweep
  • Sweep of the entire length of the chimney
  • Removal of soot and debris.
  • Smoke evacuation check
  • Issuing of GOMCS certIficate and advising you on any findings.

Reasons to sweep your chimney:

  • to prevent house and chimney fires;
  • to reduce the risk of dangerous fumes, such as carbon monoxide;
  • to assist the efficient burning of fuel;
  • to comply with legislation; some landlords may have a legal obligation to have the flue swept annually.

How often do you need to sweep your chimney?

This depends on several factors including: type of fuel used, appliance used, duration of use, moisture content of wood fuel, type of chimney.

Most customers require their chimneys to be swept on an annual basis but this may vary with more frequent use and fuel quality. Some insurance policies require flues to be swept at  more frequent intervals – please check with your insurance provider.

The sweeping frequencies set by the Scottish fire service below are for guidance only:

  • Smokeless coals: at least once a year;
  • Wood: quarterly, when in use;
  • Coal: quarterly, when in use;
  • Oil and Gas: once a year.

Advice given on your chimney sweeping.

We can give advice about your chimney and work with you to resolve any problems with your stove or fireplace.


Sweeping certificates

After each sweep we issue an insurance approved sweeping certificate. Many insurance companies stipulate that chimneys are swept and certificates issued by a certified sweep in order for your insurance to remain valid. You may also require a sweeping certificate in order to maintain a stove, liner or chimney system warranty.

You can book your chimney sweep by contacting us here.

Fire Work Chimney Sweep

Fire work are a full service chimney sweep company, offering sweeping, inspections and maintenance services for residential and commercial clients throughout Scotland. We are GOMCS approved, providing certification of all works completed for each job.

Chimney Inspections

We service and maintain chimneys of all shapes and sizes. In addition to sweeping your chimney, we can also inspect all elements of your fireplace and appliance to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Chimney Sweeping

We are able to sweep, survey and maintain all varieties and sizes of fireplaces, chimneys and stoves.

Tar and Creosote Removal

Using a specialist creosote modifier, we are able to reduce the amount of tar and creosote that can build up in a chimney over time.

Chimney Cowls and Birds Nest Removal

Chimney cowls may seem simple, but they provide a huge benefit to the maintenance of your chimney and fireplace.

New Homeowner Chimney Inspection

Undertaking an inspection of your chimney and fireplace provides excellent peace of mind in your new home.
We issue GOMCS certificates with each sweep for submitting to your insurance agents.

Commercial Chimney Sweeping and Inspections

We have a team of 4 experienced chimney specialists who are able to undertake projects across Scotland. Contact us today to make an appointment.

Barbara, Edinburgh

“The young lad who did the chimney sweep at my flat was very professional. He did a great job and kept the living room very clean. I would recommend this service to anybody and will definitely use it in the future if needed.
Many thanks”

Jenny Kury, Kinfauns

“I just wanted to email you to give recognition where it’s due. The young lad who came out today was very pleasant, professional, courteous and respectful. We felt completely safe with the COVID measures too. He kept mess to a minimum and took a lot of care when cleaning up. Gold star service! We will definitely use Fireworks again.”

Chris Munro, Drumsmittal, Inverness

“Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the job you did yesterday.
It was the best clean of the chimney we have had in over 20 years.
There is a significant difference in the heat output from our radiators and a better draw from the chimney.”

Lavinia Turner, General Manager, Aldourie Castle Estate

“Very professional team, excellent service, tidy and reliable.

Very happy to recommend their services.”

Godfrey Macdonald, The Lord Macdonald

“We have used Jason Ross and Fire Work for more than eight years, both in a personal and business capacity. In total they clean at least five chimneys on a quarterly basis with care, efficiency and a complete professionalism in all aspects of their work. I cannot recommend them highly enough and wish them even greater success in the future.”

A Crossley

“Very helpful and informative sweep. Highly recommend.”

A George

“Had these guys sweep our chimney for several years, nothing is too much trouble for them. They are so helpful, polite, punctual, and tidy, you’d hardly know they’ve been.

A couple of years ago they went above and beyond when we found out we had chimney issues during a sweep, and thanks to their investigation our cottage is safe again.”

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