Chimney Cleaning FAQs

Does chimney need to be cleaned?

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 you need to clean chimney with gas heat?

Most homeowners are aware of the need for chimney cleaning and inspection if they own a wood-burning stove or regularly use their fireplace. But many don't realize that a gas heating appliance – whether it is a furnace, boiler or even a water heater– relies on the chimney for proper venting of the exhaust.

How often should a chimney be cleaned?

The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 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."

How long should a chimney sweep take?

If you're having a chimney professional come to clean your fireplace flue. Every flue is different, but on average a thorough cleaning should take about 45 minutes to an hour.

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