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A chimney sweep will clean and remove built-up creosote, debris and soot from your chimney liner. It is important to have your chimney cleaned, because it will keep your chimney performing properly and keep your family safe and healthy.

How often should the chimney be cleaned?

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that the chimney should be cleaned when there is approximately 1/8” of soot buildup.

How would a homeowner know if there is 1/8” of built-up soot in their chimney?

It is very difficult for a homeowner to know if there is built-up soot in their chimney. A professional chimney sweep technician can examine the chimney and determine if the chimney should be cleaned. The chimney sweep technician will also be able to examine the chimney liner for any cracks or damages. This is important as the repairs can be done at the same time the chimney liner is cleaned.

A chimney should be cleaned at least once a year. The best time of year to have your chimney cleaned is summer or before fall begins. This will have your chimney cleaned, maintained and repaired before the heating season begins. A homeowner should never neglect having the chimney cleaned. Removing creosote, soot and debris from the chimney will keep your chimney safe and performing properly.

Safeside Chimney is the professional chimney sweep to call. Our technicians will examine the chimney for any damages or cracks, then repair them immediately. The technician will clean the chimney thoroughly. Call Safeside Chimney to schedule your annual chimney sweep.

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