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Chimneys & Fireplaces

Chimney Cleaning

Question: I have a wood burning fireplace. How often should I have the chimney cleaned and swept?

Answer: How often you should have your chimney cleaned depends a lot on the quality (how dry it is) of the wood you are burning and how often you use your wood burning fireplace.

In most cases a chimney connected to a wood burning fireplace should be cleaned or swept at least once a year. The best time is just prior to the season when you will use the fireplace the most, if that is applicable.

Additional information on cleaning and maintaining chimneys.