Chimney inspections should be performed at least once a year.
It is advised that homeowners obtain an annual chimney inspection to ensure that all of their systems are in functioning condition and running properly. Most homeowners choose to have their chimneys cleaned once a year, especially if they use their fireplace on a regular basis. Other venting systems attached to furnaces and stoves should be cleaned on a regular basis as well to ensure safe operation. Fireplace, stove, furnace, and heating appliance systems are critical to the safety of your house and family and should not be overlooked or skimped on. Don’t take the chance that an uncovered flaw will result in an expensive repair or, worse, a chimney fire.
Why Should I Clean My Chimney?
The chimney sweep’s task is to clean soot, obstructions, and creosote buildup from your chimney liner, firebox, smoke chamber, and damper. This cleaning will help your system run more safely during the heating season. It only takes a small amount of creosote glazing to create the possibility of a chimney fire. Creosote is a highly combustible material that accumulates inside your chimney or liner as a result of wood combustion. The pace of accumulation might be accelerated if you use improper burning methods or have a malfunctioning burning appliance or stove. When different types of wood are burned, they produce varying levels of creosote. Pine promotes quick creosote buildup and should be avoided as a frequent source of wood. Creosote can also reduce the draw and efficiency of a fireplace.