Chimneys require a certain amount of maintenance. If you're a new Seven Hills homeowner with a chimney, it's important to learn about the various ways that you can take care of your fireplace to avoid chimney fires. Fireplaces need to be cleaned, inspected, and used properly. Here's what you need to know about your new fireplace.
When (and How Often) Should You Clean Your Chimney?
Chimneys should be cleaned and inspected on an annual basis. During the cleaning, the fireplace contractor will use a device similar to a vacuum to suck the ash out of the flu. The cleaning process typically takes less than half an hour.
Even if the fireplace hasn't been used, it still needs to be cleaned and inspected, as chimneys can develop problems even if…