QUESTION: Is it necessary to clean my chimney if I burn seasoned wood??
More than necessary, it is essential to protect against costly and
potentially fatal chimney fires. Creosote is a natural by-product of
wood burning. The rate of creosote buildup is affected by residence
time, smoke density and stack temperature. Animal nests and
deteriorating mortar and cracked tiles are problems that need immediate
attention. To insure your chimney is working safely and efficiently,
have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually.