Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Clean Sweep Key to Keeping Warm Safely

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Clean Sweep Key to Keeping Warm Safely

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Byline: JENNA CAIRNEY

Fire tips

Have your chimney inspected every 12 months

Don't burn green timber

Make sure smoke alarms work

CHIM chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-oo, be smart this winter and clean out your flue.

As temperatures plummet, Warwick-ites will be looking to crank up wood heaters and open fires.

However, local chimney sweeps from V.I.P warn residents to make sure their chimneys are clear to avoid the risk of house fires.

Trevor Hutley and Ross Murphy said winter business was picking up for them and it was the perfect time of year for householders to clear out any blockages.

C[pounds sterling]Some get their chimney done at the end of winter,C[yen] Mr Hutley said.

C[pounds sterling]But I suggest they do it at the beginning of winter as there can be birds nests after summer or other issues.C[yen]

Ideally a chimney should be inspected every 12 months.

Burning timber leads to a build-up of creosote from the gasses released by the wood. …

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