How often should you clean your chimney if you have a fireplace insert?

Answer You should have a yearly inspection and cleaning, and take care of any repairs to your chimney and fireplace insert. The cleaning will take from one to three hours, depending on how often the inser... Read More »

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How often should you clean a chimney?

On One Hand: Recognized BenefitsChimneys, when not regularly cleaned, can pose a serious health and fire risk. Dirty chimneys can prevent proper ventilation and creosote, which is formed from chemi... Read More »

When should you clean your fireplace chimney?

On One Hand: Deep CleaningCall in a professional chimney sweep to deep clean the chimney at least once a year. The best time for him to come is in the fall as it begins to get cold, right before yo... Read More »

How do I clean a chimney insert?

PrepareGather all materials, such as a fireplace shovel, metal bucket, plastic sheeting, old sheets, scissors, masking tape, secure ladder, safety harness, screwdriver, tape, chimney broom, flashli... Read More »

How do I clean a chimney for Santa?

Inspect ChimneyInspect your chimney at least once per year to determine if the chimney needs cleaning or repair. The chimney requires cleaning anytime it contains soot buildup. Clean the chimney a ... Read More »