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How often should I clean my chimney?

A Chimney should be inspected every year and cleaned every cord of wood.
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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.
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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.
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What is the number one cause of a chimney fire?

Soot build up and people using paper. Using a gas tray is recommended.
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What is the best type of wood to use?

  • Oak, in general, is the best type to use.
  • Ash, Hickory, and Pecan are second best to use.
  • Pine, Gum Tree and Cedar are soft but produce more creosote.
  • NO CHRISTMAS TREES! Softwood is highly flammable.
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