What Does a Chimney Sweep Cost? Fireplace Maintenance Prices

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How much does a chimney sweep cost? It is a question likely to be on the mind of anyone who has just installed a fireplace or stove into their home, or who has recently moved into a house with one.

Whilst it's easy to get carried away with the latest fireplace ideas, it's important not to forget that keeping your chimneys clean and free of blockages, such as bird's nests, is an essential part of fireplace maintenance, whether you plan on burning coal, wood or another type of fuel. By keeping your fireplace clean you reduce the risk of harmful fume emissions and help to prevent the likelihood of chimney fires. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.