Tips on Preventing Chimney Fires

Jessica Geier

Jessica Geier

211 E. Newton St. Versailles, MO 65084

Keeping chimneys clean is the other key step in preventing chimney fires. If you don't use your fireplace very often, or you just moved, you might not know whether your chimney is clean or not. The following signs indicate a chimney in need of a cleaning:

Most people hire chimney sweeps. We recommend it as well. It's dirty work, and not something that's okay to do half-way. A certified, well-trained sweep will do a better job in a shorter amount of time than you can. Look for someone who is credentialed by the National Chimney Sweep Guild or the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

You can, however, clean your chimney yourself. Here's what you'll need: