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It's Time to Get Your Chimney Cleaned!

9-r-oct-25Fireplaces are a cool weather luxury that we enjoy here in Oklahoma, but periodic cleaning and maintenance is necessary in order to keep your family and home safe. While the frequency of cleaning a chimney can depend on different factors such as usage of the fireplace, types of products burned in the fireplace and the age of the home/fireplace, it is important that your fireplace is inspected at least once per year. This is the 14-Point Chimney Inspection that our experts will complete on your chimney:

  1. What year was your home built?
  2. How often do you have a fire during the cold months?
  3. When is the last time you changed the batteries in your smoke detectors?
  4. Do you ever notice smoke escaping from your fireplace when you first start a fire?
  5. Is the Damper difficult to open?
  6. Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector in the home?
  7. Do you ever hear animal noises in your chimney?
  8. Firebox:  All embers removed.  Checked all sides for cracks or loose mortar.
  9. Damper:  Inspected with flashlight for proper opening and closing and checked for rust and cracks.
  10. Smoke Shelf:  Thoroughly Cleaned
  11. Flue:  Cleaned and inspected for creosote.
  12. Chimney Cap:  Checked for damage from storms.  Checked for loose or missing screws
  13. Chimney Flashing:  Checked to see if securely attached.
  14. Chimney Crown:  Checked for cracks or loose mortar