Most people love an open fireplace, oddly enough, though there are fewer homes with open fires than those without. At one time an open fire was a necessity, to cook food or to keep us warm at night, but, as central heating came in, open fireplaces slowly started to fade away, or at least lose their place as a ‘requirement’ in the family home. On top of that, ever increasing health and safety rules can often see a once beautiful fire place become redundant;
Look after yours
If you are unfortunate enough to have had to stop using your open fireplace at any point, then you’ll likely know the reasons why it became a problem. It probably wasn’t maintained by a company that does fireplace cleaning in Orpington, which can cause some big issues, especially if you’ve not had your fireplace and chimney cleaned in years. You’d have one of two choices really, turn your fireplace and chimney into a ‘feature’ or spend a load of money to get them back into tip top condition.
If you are fortunate enough to have an open fireplace and, you haven’t had the ‘place’ itself and the chimney cleaned, or serviced and it still operates ‘ok’ then you’re extremely lucky indeed. The best thing that you could do is to get in touch with your local fireplace and chimney cleaning team to get it back in optimum condition, a quick call is all it should take to put the wheels in motion.