Chimney Cleaning — What You Need To Know To Stay Safe
If the extent of your knowledge of chimney cleaning is derived from Mary Poppins, you are not alone. In fact, there are not as many chimneys that need cleaning any longer. Many new homes are built with gas fireplaces, which do not require a traditional chimney. Furthermore, only .5 of every 1,000 newly built homes have a wood-burning fireplace with a typical chimney. Safety issue So, what's all the fuss about? Chimneys can be a safety issue, or more accurately, dirty chimneys can.