How often should you have your chimney swept?
The purpose of having your chimney cleaned is to remove soot, built-up creosote and blockages from your chimney liner, firebox, smoke chamber and damper.
It only takes a small accumulation of creosote glazing to drastically increase your risk of having a chimney fire. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that is created as a result of burning wood.
Chimney inspections should occur at least once a year.
To ensure that your systems are working as they should, you should get an annual chimney inspection for your chimney. This will help ensure that your fire stays in the hearth and not in your house.
Other venting systems connected to furnaces such as wood burning stoves should be cleaned on a regular basis.