Creosote and Tar Removal

Fire Work are able to provide a specialist Creosote and tar removal service, removing the most stubborn of creosote build up.

Creosote and Tar removal

Creosote is a by-product from burning wood. When smoke travels up your chimney it solidifies and sticks to the sides of the chimney.

Creosote has three stages. Becoming increasingly hazardous and difficult to remove from your chimney.

  • Stage 1  – Light soot that can easily be removed during the standard sweeping process.
  • Stage 2  – Shiny, hardened deposits not removable with standard sweeping but usually removable using specialist power sweeping equipment.
  • Stage 3 – Solid thick sometimes sticky and sometimes hardened deposits that cannot be removed by the sweeping process. This tar is a highly concentrated fuel and extremely hazardous if it catches fire. A hot fire can easily cause these deposits to ignite causing damage to the chimney and potentially other parts of your property.

Stage 3 creosote requires specialist chemical treatment to be removed, a service which we at Fire Work provide.

Contact us to find out more about our Creosote and tar removal service.

Fire Work Chimney Sweep

Fire work are a full service chimney sweep company, offering sweeping, inspection 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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