Dirty Flue

How Often Should a Fireplace Be Cleaned?

With all the cold weather we’ve been getting many of us are using our fireplaces regularly. So how often should they be cleaned? With normal use, at least once a year is a good rule. Many people do this just after winter so that the chimney is safe and ready to use the next time it’s needed. With heavy use or burning wet, sappy wood, a fireplace and chimney should be cleaned much more frequently. Possibly once a month. Either way simply looking up into your chimney flue will give you a clue. If your flue looks like the one above, it’s time for a cleaning. An expert chimney sweep should be consulted for your unique situation to make sure your chimney is clean and safe to use at all times.

At panther inspections we are more than just inspectors, we have an extensive network of high-quality professionals we trust to get the job done right. If you’re looking for a chimney sweep, give us a call. We have a contact for you.