It is very important that you have your chimney cleaned at least once per year to ensure that it is kept in the best condition possible and continues functioning as it should. However, rather than trying to clean your chimney yourself, you should always hire a professional. Here are three reasons why.
They Effectively Remove Creosote
As you burn firewood in your fireplace, creosote is built up within the chimney. When your chimney is being cleaned, it is important that as much of the creosote is removed as possible. This helps to reduce the risk of you inhaling it and causing irritation to your lungs. It also ensures that the smoke can successfully escape out of your chimney. Thankfully, professionals know how to effectively remove the creosote from your chimney using the proper tools and techniques.
Perform A Thorough Inspection
While your chimney is being cleaned, the professional will have the opportunity to inspect your chimney and see if there are any repairs that need to be completed before they get worse and become more of an issue. This helps to you to catch any small problems before they become more costly issues and also helps to keep your family safe.
Clean In The Safest Way Possible
When you try to clean your own chimney, you can actually put yourself at risk. Not only can it be dangerous due to the height issue of climbing on your roof, but it can also be dangerous because you are using large tools and dealing with soot. Chimney sweeps are well trained and have a great deal of experience cleaning chimneys. They also have all of the proper tools and know how to clean your chimney without compromising their safety.
To learn more about why you should always hire a professional for chimney cleaning, contact us at Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service.