The insurance companies state they need confirmation an inspection has been carried out annually. Dr Flue will issue a pass or fail upon completion of an inspection. If you fail due to damage or deteriation we are unable to issue a refund as the fee covers the cost of the inspection and the recording of a pass or fail for insuance purposes. If the flue needs sweeping we will carry this out while on site before issuing a pass.
The service includes a visual inspection of the chimney/flue and if it is in good condition a sweep will be carried out. If the chimney/flue needs repairs a detailed report with photos will be made and supplied, this will need to be fixed before a sweep can happen. This will also mean for insurance purposes no fires can be had. Your fee includes a report if a sweep can not be carried out.
We have a nationwide database that can remind you when a sweep is due, we also have special logins for property managers to help manage the properties and booking directly with the tenants, to help remove the headache around managing properties. We often know the history of the property and work carried out on the fireplace.