Smoke Testing

Smoke Testing of Chimneys

We at Concloda carry out a full range of smoke testing of chimneys / flues throughout Ireland.

The purpose of smoke testing a chimney is to establish whether or not a flue is sound, fit for use and has adequate draught to ensure the safe removal of smoke and to ensure that the combustion gases evacuate from the fireplace upwards and out through the chimney pot and not leak into any other areas which surround the chimney system.

The smoke test is carried out in accordance with the relevant building regulations and European Standards. It is a requirement prior to smoke testing to first sweep the chimney to ensure that it is clear and free from soot which could block existing cracks in the chimney flue.

Why do you need a smoke test?

  • Check safety of chimney
  • Ensure no leaks of dangerous fumes/smoke into dwelling
  • Reduce the likelihood of a chimney fire
  • Check efficiency of existing flue
  • Assessment of damage and diagnosis of requirement of whether relining required

The smoke test will identify cracks and leaks in the chimney flue which if unidentified could result in harmful gases and Carbon Monoxide leaking into your home or that of a neighbours.

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