Chimney Inspection Along with rising heat costs, more and more people are starting to use their wood stoves and fireplaces. It is important to stay on top of the maintenance, as solid fuel burning appliances require more frequent inspection and maintenance than oil, or gas appliances. In addition to safety concerns, keeping your chimney clean and maintained also adds to the efficiency of your appliance.
When should I clean and Why? It is essential to have your chimney swept on a regular basis, at least annually if you use your fire or appliance regularly to ensure safe operation of your chimney. Having Air Duct DC sweep your chimney eliminates the buildup of soot and creosote and greatly reduces the risk of chimney fire. Any of the following would suggest your chimney needs to be swept.