No matter how diligent you are when it comes to cleaning your home, it’s still easy to overlook maintaining certain fixtures—especially if they’re on the outside of your house…all the way up on the roof. So if you haven’t done so already, you should be adding your oft-neglected chimney to your cleaning list. Ventilation structures designed to carry off smoke, chimneys should be swept regularly.
Why should you regularly clean your chimney?
You should have your chimney regularly cleaned as a safety precaution. “[From 2014 to 2018], the leading factor contributing to home heating fires (25%) was failure to clean, principally from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys,” Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), told House Beautiful in an email….