Chimney sweeping may have a rich folklore heritage but its importance lies predominantly in what the trade is all about: saving lives
WOOD pellets seem harmless enough but if they are not stored correctly - they could kill you.
An increase in chimney fires in January concerns firefighters.
Make sure your chimney is in good form before you buy, arguably via your own professional survey. Any solid fuel appliance also needs a review.
Logs stacked around a stove might look nice but it’s an accident waiting to happen.