Cleaning a chimney requires you to remove creosote and other debris. You should clean it before the fire-burning season starts. Creosote is toxic and flammable and can block your chimney. A good chimney cleaning professional can clean your chimney and make it safe to use.
The amount of creosote that builds up in your chimney depends on several factors. If you have a fireplace with a wooden chimney, it is a good idea to have it cleaned at least once per year. Depending on the type of wood that you use, you may have to have your chimney cleaned more often.
When you have your chimney cleaned, the sweep will use special brushes and rods to remove creosote and buildup from your fireplace. They will then use a vacuum cleaner to clear out all of the soot and debris that has been collected in your chimney.
Some pros will clean your chimney from top to bottom. This can be difficult to do by yourself. It is recommended that you have an assistant to help you with the cleaning process.
Having your chimney professionally cleaned can cost between $200 and $350. You can also do this yourself. However, you should check your local regulations to ensure that you are not violating any laws. A&T Chimney Sweeps of Vienna we think such an important maintenance item as chimney cleaning should be more affordable. So most of our chimney cleanings cost less than $200. On top of that we provide a free inspection to all of our Vienna residence chimney cleanings.