Monthly Archives: September 2010

  • Chimney cleaning tips

    There are several ways that homeowners can regularly inspect their chimney and features such as flue liners for woodburners without needing to contact an authorised chimney sweeper, though a professional is advised in severe situations.

    According to Cleaners Register, a new contemporary approach to chimney maintenance has introduced the use of an extendable brush that pushes up the flue from inside properties and alters its shape to adapt to chimneys of different sizes.

    The website has also advised readers to pinpoint the spring season as the most opportune time for a chimney inspection. This time of year sees a reduction in demand for services and also provides an opportunity to eliminate creosote before the summer months.

    Meanwhile, Kent Fire and Rescue Service has seen a considerable increase in chimney fires throughout the area and has advised residents to make sure their chimneys are "kept clean" and have "been recently swept" in order to improve chimney safety.
     

  • Chimney cleaning tips

    There are several ways that homeowners can regularly inspect their chimney and features such as flue liners for woodburners without needing to contact an authorised chimney sweeper, though a professional is advised in severe situations.

    According to Cleaners Register, a new contemporary approach to chimney maintenance has introduced the use of an extendable brush that pushes up the flue from inside properties and alters its shape to adapt to chimneys of different sizes.

    The website has also advised readers to pinpoint the spring season as the most opportune time for a chimney inspection. This time of year sees a reduction in demand for services and also provides an opportunity to eliminate creosote before the summer months.

    Meanwhile, Kent Fire and Rescue Service has seen a considerable increase in chimney fires throughout the area and has advised residents to make sure their chimneys are "kept clean" and have "been recently swept" in order to improve chimney safety.
     

  • Chimney of a Gloucestershire plant may be making local lives "a misery"

    Gloucestershire-based compositing plant operator New Earth Solutions is being investigated by the Environmental Agency after locals complained about the plant's scent, with the design of its chimney and chimney cowl being seen as its potential source.

    According to the BBC, residents in the Sharpness area of Gloucestershire have said that the smell connected with the plant is "making their lives a misery" and the possibility of altering the plant's chimney design is being considered.

    In recent days, meetings have taken place between the factory owners, the local council and the Environmental Agency with a view to eradicating the odour of the plant, which has been open since 2008.

    Also, American news source the Pacific Inlander has warned residents about the smell of chimneys and creosote in particular.

    A journalist from the newspaper, Mike Bowden, informed readers that creosote "smells terrible" and advised that chimneys be maintained constantly.
     

  • American chimney fire closes businesses

    A chimney fire that erupted in Clayton, US has forced four businesses to close temporarily, which may act as a warning for individuals to carefully maintain their chimney cowls.

    According to the Riverfront Times, the fire began at a restaurant titled Il Vicino, located at Central Avenue and Maryland in downtown Clayton, before spreading to Japanese eatery Sansei, as well as local stores Busy Bee Shoe Repair & Alterations and the Clayton Barber Shop.

    Owners of the shops have told the news source that they hope to reopen at some point during the next week and Maria Mathias, who owns Busy Bee, has said that the outlets "don't have electricity" after the blaze.

    This news comes after the Irish Independent announced that nearly 200 guests who were staying at Ireland's luxury Ritz Carlton Hotel were evacuated from the building earlier this week, after a chimney fire occurred in a wing of the hotel.
     

  • Chimney of a Gloucestershire plant may be making local lives "a misery"

    Gloucestershire-based compositing plant operator New Earth Solutions is being investigated by the Environmental Agency after locals complained about the plant's scent, with the design of its chimney and chimney cowl being seen as its potential source.

    According to the BBC, residents in the Sharpness area of Gloucestershire have said that the smell connected with the plant is "making their lives a misery" and the possibility of altering the plant's chimney design is being considered.

    In recent days, meetings have taken place between the factory owners, the local council and the Environmental Agency with a view to eradicating the odour of the plant, which has been open since 2008.

    Also, American news source the Pacific Inlander has warned residents about the smell of chimneys and creosote in particular.

    A journalist from the newspaper, Mike Bowden, informed readers that creosote "smells terrible" and advised that chimneys be maintained constantly.
     

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