Frequently Asked Questions

1. How often should I clean my chimney?
  • A Chimney should be inspected every year and cleaned every cord of wood.
​2. How can I tell if my chimney needs to be cleaned?
  • Smoke backing up into the house or when you open the damper and black like flour falls.
3. Do I need my chimney looked at by a professional even though the home inspector looked at it?
  • Yes;Not all home inspectors know the condition or integrity of the chimney as a professional chimney sweep would.   
4. What is the number one cause of a chimney fire?
  • Soot build up and people using paper. Using a gas tray is recommended.
5. What is the best type of wood to use?
  • Oak in general is the best type to use.
  • Ash, Hickery, and Pecan is second best to use.
  • PINE, Gum Tree, and Cedar is soft but produces more creosote.
  • NO CHRISTMAS TREES! Soft wood is highly flamable.


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