Our Rod Technology certified chimney professionals are best placed to decide what brush suits your flue size and type. Find your closest certified chimney sweep over at https://www.certifiedsweeps.ie/find-a-sweep/

Wire bristle chimney brushes are the most commonly used and generally do an ok job.

Rod Technology chimney brushes however are made from hexagonal nylon and gives a big advantage when compared to round wire chimney brushes seen on other chimney brush heads. Nylon is strong, but also soft enough not to damage the flue.

Rod Technology chimney brush heads also allow you to replace the nylon strands without having to replace the chimney brush head.

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Homeowners often wonder if chimney sweep logs or creosote sweeping logs are effective at cleaning out flues and getting rid of creosote residue such that the fireplaces are safe to use. The quick answer is no, they don’t work. A chimney should be cleaned by a certified professional who will inspect your chimney and clean out the flue the way it should be.

While it is possible to clean your chimney yourself we always recommend hiring a professional certified chimey sweep to do the job. A certified sweep can not only clean your chimney but inspect it for cracks and damage and provide additional services such as creosote removal.

The national fire protection association standard 211 says “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances”

If you dont sweep your chimney enough you are putting yourself at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires

The build up of tar, soot and creosote can block fumes from escaping and ignite under heat.

If you find soot dropping back into your fireplace this is a very common sign that you are in need of a chimney sweep.

Many homeowners want to know if “chimney sweeping logs” or “creosote sweeping logs” actually work in cleaning out fireplaces flues and help get rid of creosote residue. The short answer to this is no, they do not work.

The ideal amount of rods for a DIY chimney sweep is 9.

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