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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page we answer some of our most Frequently Asked Questions

We try to answer each question with the shortest answer because we know you’re busy.  But there is so much information that we want to share, so we’ve included internal links in our answers for you to click and learn more if you have time! Or give us a call and we would be happy to answer all of your questions!

How often should I have my chimney cleaned?

The NFPA says that chimneys & fireplaces should be inspected at least once a year and cleaning, maintenance & repairs shall be done if necessary. 

What are you looking for when inspecting a chimney?

On the exterior of your chimney we will check for damages to the brick, mortar, chimney cap & roof flashing. We examine the internal components of your chimney for potential damages and built up creosote, as well as visually inspect your fireplace.

Will having my chimney cleaned leave a big mess?

When we clean your chimney we use our high powered hepa filter vacuum and never ever do we leave any mess behind. 

I am purchasing a house with a fireplace, will the home inspection include a chimney inspection?

A home inspector only checks for obvious damage and does not do a thorough chimney inspection?  


Why do I need a chimney cap?

A Chimney Cap will keep rain, snow, ice and critters out of your chimney helping with the long term integrity of your chimney and fireplace.