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Cre-Away Tar Removal

Remove dangerous creosote from chimney stacks to stop chimney fires!

  • 1 h
  • From £320.00
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Creosote comes in 3 stages: Stage 1: Black dust or fine black powder Stage 2: A harder rock-like substance Stage 3: Tar Stages 1 & 2 can be removed with T P Chimney Sweep's rotary power sweeping Tar is viscous and sticky before finally hardening with a glaze like appearance. Stage 3 Tar is a highly concentrated fuel which can easily catch fire resulting in a potentially devastating chimney fire. So what are the reasons for creosote forming in the flue of your log burner or the chimney stack of your fire place? - Burning of unseasoned wood. Your wood should have less than a 20% moisture content before it is burnt, so please get your supply from a reputable supplier, and keep sheltered and under cover from the elements - Incomplete combustion (slumbering/cutting off air supply). - Inadequate air supply for the fire. - Cold or uninsulated chimney. - Flue is too big for the fire. Stage 3 creosote build up can only be effectively removed by chemically treating the problem. T P Chimney Sweeps use a a treatment called Cre-Away. Cre-Away is a four component powder that safely modifies glazed stage 3 creosote. When applied Cre-away will react with the tar and chemically modify it changing into a substance that can be more easily removed by our rotary power sweeping. So, how does this work? - A reactive agent neutralises the acidic creosote making it less flammable in your chimney and less corrosive to metal components. - A dehydrator adsorbs the moisture and oils contained in the different forms of creosote. A combustion inhibitor helps reduce the chance of chimney fire. - A magnesium catalyst helps break down stage 3 creosote Tar when the flue is heated. T P Chimney Sweeps will preheat the chimney and apply Cre-Away using a small compressor. The flue will be fully coated and left for 1 week producing a product that can then be removed by sweeping. We will then issue you with a current chimney sweeping certificate for your insurance purposes. TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT, SIMPLY COMPLETE THE CONTACT FORM BELOW

Contact Details


Grove Road Beacon Hill, Hindhead, UK

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