When installing a new chimney liner, most likely you will need to cut your liner to the correct size. This is a job you can handle with proper preparation.
Many homeowners decide to sweep their own chimneys. This is perfectly acceptable with the right tools and knowledge. You will need to understand which tools are right for your appliance, the proper sweeping procedure, and why you need a chimney inspection annually. Sweeping your own chimney can save you money and helps ensure a safe chimney system.
Clearance to walls and surfaces is an important consideration when choosing and installing heating appliances. While there are many situations to cover when speaking about clearances, in this article we will try to address the ones that are most frequently asked about.
A chimney brush is a tool that is used to clean the chimney flue, a task that can be accomplished by the do-it-yourselfer. Cleaning the inside of your chimney will help prevent fires and harmful fumes from coming into your home. It is recommended that you clean your chimney at the end of the heating season, or before making the first fire of the season.
As preparation for the winter heating season has gotten under way, making sure the chimney is functioning safely is important. An estimated 14,500 chimney fires happen every year due to neglected, creosote filled chimney flues. Heating appliances, as well as venting systems, can take serious abuse during the heating season. Taking the time to make sure the proper maintenance has been done to the chimney will ensure a warm, safe heating season.