R C Engineering
carry out all Domestic and Commercial Sweeping requirements
In the UK alone between 2010-2011 there were 9,900 Chimney fires-
a 4% increase on the previous year
In Essex alone in a 3 year period 26 serious house fires were
caused by the chimney catching fire.
The majority of insurance companies require certificates of
sweeping from qualified chimney sweeps, they may well refuse
A claim or severely reduce your payment, if your chimney has
Not been maintained to the required standard, this will also
Fulfil land lords mandatory safety obligations regarding oil
gas, and solid fuel.
RCE has at there disposal the traditional method of Rod and
Brush and Power Sweeping.
Whilst the majority of the flues can be power swept there are
a few older style chimneys which can only be done with Rod and
Brush, to maintain there integrity. Our qualified Engineers
will assess which method would be applicable on his visit
Recommended Sweeping Requirements
It is recommended that is normal use chimneys should be swept
| Smokeless fuel - Once a year
Bituminous - twice a year
Wood burning appliance - 4 times a year (when in use)
Gas & Oil - once a year
All fuels produce carbon monoxide, every year numerous people
die from CO2 poisoning.
We will clean your chimney and test for smoke evacuation as
standard. Should you require a CO2 alarm this can be purchased
from us at the time.
CCTV Inspections are an extremely important part of chimney
and flue diagnosis, and it enables our qualified personnel to
ascertain the condition of the flue, quickly and effectively
with little or no disruption to your property