17th October 2019

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When should you clean your chimney?

thick, schedule a cleaning soon. If you have 1/4 in. of creosote, do not use the fireplace again until it is cleaned—a chimney fire could occur at any time. To check for creosote, shine the light near the top of the firebox, in the smoke chamber and around the damper.

Beside this, how often do you need to sweep a chimney?

This depends a lot on how much you use your fireplace or stove. The National Fire Protection Association says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”

Do the chimney cleaning logs work?

The Creosote Sweeping Log burns for approximately 90 minutes. Making a wood fire prior to using CSL will heat the tar on your chimney wall, while it improves your draft. 2. The smoke from CSL is charged with additives, which rises and attach themselves to the creosote deposits..

How long does it take a chimney sweep to clean a chimney?

If you're having a chimney professional come to clean your fireplace flue, it's probably a good idea to have him or her take a look at your furnace/water heater flues as well. Every flue is different, but on average a thorough cleaning should take about 45 minutes to an hour.
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