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As part of our advice in relation to reducing pollution from our appliances, I also wanted to encourage and remind you to get both your stove serviced and chimney swept.
1. Servicing the stove: https://www.stoveservicing.co.uk/do-i-need-a-service/
2. Chimney sweeping: This is key to both preventing chimney fires, but also ensuring the smooth functioning of your stove (a choked flue will cause poor burning qualities and more smoke)
Note that keeping these 2 items done regularly is recommended for the new burning regulations, but also for many home insurance policies.
There are products available to use to keep your creosote production down and can be used as part of your flue maintenance routine or before a chimney sweep visit (check with your sweep): Chimney Cleaning Log