A lot of people do not even realize how dirty the area around their chimney has become. Many homeowners assume that it is normal for your chimney and the nearby area to get this black and dirty. But we have to tell you that if you have never gotten your chimney cleaned for many years, then you are not doing things in the right way. Not only are you having to look at this eyesore all of the time, but you are also in a situation where those who are living in the home are at risk because of the chimney that is not clean.
Let us say that you have a fireplace and you have the chimney right on the top. If you run the fireplace most days and nights in the winter, you will need the services of a professional chimney service at least one time a year. You will want to get your chimney cleaned annually, because any other option that you are taking is not safe. There is a great deal of soot buildup in chimneys, along with other items that are burned and stick to the walls when the fire is raging. So what happens if they are not cleaned?
Not only will this make it harder for the fire smoke to get out of the chimney, which makes your whole home smell of smoke, you are potentially going to start a massive fire in the chimney. That soot and other material that has built up on the walls can burn if it is not eventually cleaned. And just because it has not happened yet does not mean you are safe. It just means that you are very lucky. We would suggest that you contact a chimney service company today, especially if you have not had the area cleaned for years!