Maintenance Monday: Fireplace Edition

Before lighting up your fireplace for the first time this winter, you need to have your fireplace cleaned by a certified chimney sweep. Regular cleaning is a necessary safety measure for wood-burning fireplaces and wood stoves, because the buildup of creosote (from past fires) inside the chimney can potentially cause a house fire.

Gas fireplaces should be checked too — even though gas is a clean-burning fuel, there could be an old nest or other debris blocking the chimney. Stay safe & warm!