Frequently Asked Questions
Q. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A CLEAN CHIMNEY?
A. An ignored chimney can lead to many problems for the home. Creosote build up is highly flammable and is the number one cause of chimney fires. If there is chimney fire, there may be extensive smoke damage to the home, as well as repair or replacement of a severely damaged chimney.
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Q. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY FIREPLACE INSPECTED AND/OR CLEANED?
A. It is recommended that the chimney should be inspected before each wood-burning season. As far as cleaning is concerned, this depends on the type of wood being burned and the way it is burned. Cleaning should be done, on average, after one cord of wood has been burned.