Spring is the perfect time to wash windows, air out rugs and clean your chimney.
Yes, you heard that right, clean your chimney.
After the winter burning season, many homeowners forget about their chimneys, but spring is the perfect time to have your chimney inspected and swept for numerous reasons.
Over time, creosote — the byproduct of wood combustion — can go from a powdery, easy-to-clean substance into a tarry matter that is more difficult to remove. It builds up over frequent fireplace usages and reacts with moisture that comes with warmer weather. The recent ice storm and cold weather had Oregonians using their fireplaces more thus creating more creosote. These buildups are the reason for most chimney fires. Keeping a clean and…