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Have you checked your chimney?

For those of you who burn wood in a Fire Place or other type of a stove.

It is very important to have you need to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.

Not just at the start of the burning season but every 2-4 weeks.

Most stoves and fire places do not burn hot enough to keep the chimney clear.

Many fires are due to dirty chimney's.


The clogging of the chimney could ignite and start the fire.

Your family is worth more than the time to clean the chimney or to hire it done.

It could be the reason you don't have a fire and no lives are lost!!


Comment balloon 14 commentsWilliam Feela • January 29 2018 02:17AM


I would have my chimney cleaned and inspected annually. Safety first. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 3 years ago

What a timely reminder for homeowners who use a fireplace or wood burning stove to have their chimney inspected every 2-4 weed in addition to their annual inspection.  I recently read an article that homesteading is on the upswing and  im sure that someone new to using a wood burning stove will find this information beneficial.

Posted by Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) almost 3 years ago

It can be dangerous to ignore these things, it seems like every year we hear of a tragic fire on the coldest days of winter.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 3 years ago

We clean ours once at the start of the season and then again mid season.  It's about to be time to clean it.  We don't have  a fire today because it's in the 70s.  Damp, but in the 70s.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 3 years ago

The biggest issue is when fires are burned slow.  They create more flammable creosote in the chimney and then when it gets cold and you burn a hotter fire it ignites the creosote  and the fire begins.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 3 years ago

Good morning again William. This is a very important point. Great reminder.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Good reminder Bill, you can never be too safe especially with something that can cause a fire.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 3 years ago

Fireplaces and chimneys require maintenance just like other components to homes.  Good reminder, William.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 3 years ago

I preach this all the time. I'm a firm believer in having that chimney regularly cleaned. This is a great reminder for those that have chimneys. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 3 years ago

Thanks William.  This is excelled advice and could save lives if people will check their flues.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

This is an area often overlooked in home maintenance and one we are seeing more often in home inspections.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 3 years ago

Interesting. We do an annual cleaning of our wood stove/chimney, but I didn't realize it should be checked every few weeks.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 3 years ago

this is great advice for anyone using their fireplace on a consistent basis! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 3 years ago

William, this is so important and well worth the time and money. And just using those creosote cleaning logs may not be enough. 

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) almost 3 years ago