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How do I know if my chimney needs cleaning?

The following signs indicate a chimney in need of a cleaning:

  1. Burned wood odors coming from the fireplace when it's not being used.

  2. Fires that seem to burn poorly or that dump a bunch of smoke into the room.

  3. A black damper. Since it sits right above the firebox, the damper is often the easiest thing to see and reach.

What happens if you don't sweep your chimney?

If you don't clean your chimney regularly, soot will accumulate around the flue causing an inability to draw smoke upwards. The smoke will then be directed to your room leaving black soot on the walls

How much mess does a chimney sweep make?

Will Chimney Sweeping Make a Mess? Sweeping a chimney is a very messy job. If you're not careful, it can even cause damage to flooring and furniture. But of course, a professional Master chimney sweep